Today on The World, astonishing eyewitness accounts from inside Syria. Marco speaks with Syrian journalist Muhammed Ali, part of an exclusive report that our partner program FRONTLINE will air tomorrow night. Plus, the BBC's Kim Ghattas on John Kerry's particular brand of intensive diplomacy. What can he achieve on Syria, Iran or Israeli-Palestinian peace?
A veteran of civil rights activism who survived violence and imprisonment will tell his story on the next edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Cleveland Sellers, president of Voorhees College in Denmark, S.C., will air from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org).
-- Gill] talks to ADAM STERNBERGH, culture editor at the New York Times Magazine, about his hard-boiled futuristic thriller, "Shovel Ready", a novel set in a post-nuclear New York. The book has already been optioned as a film, starring Denzel Washington.
-- From Sochi, Jian talks to TIM STEVENSON, a Vancouver city councillor and minister who, in the absence of an official Pride House at the Winter Olympics, is acting as a welcome committee for LGBT visitors and competitors on site.
And just like that, the Sochi Winter Olympics are officially open.
We'll go on the ground to Sochi to figure out how the opening ceremonies went, but more importantly -- to figure out what events we should be looking out for this weekend. Then, to Moscow where residents look back at the 1980 Summer Games. Also, a Bostonian tells Marco Werman about the challenges of doing business in Russia, and The World's resident history buff Chris Woolf fills us in on Sochi's crazy backstory.
-- MODERN LOVE -- DANIEL JONES is the long-time editor of the popular and much-discussed essay column Modern Love, in the Sunday New York Times. He discusses his new book called "Love Illuminated", a collection of some of the column's most harrowing, touching, funny and thought-provoking tales of romantic experience.