11:37am

Wed June 4, 2014
Station News & Events

Shen Tong, Survivor of the Tiananmen Square Protests on The World for 6-4

I happened, by accident, to be in the center of this conflict when troops came in. And I witnessed a lot of protesters being killed."

That quote is from Shen Tong, who 25 years ago was one of the student protesters involved in the Tiananmen Square protests and brutal crackdown. Shen now lives in exile in New York, and today we'll feature some of his reflections on the 25th anniversary of the largest political demonstration in Chinese history. We'll also feature the voices of young Chinese, and what they know of the events of June 4, 1989. And we'll find out how the event changed foreign reporting forever.

Also, the release of U.S Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, and the continuing back-and-forth over his status (or non-status) as a prisoner of war has us wondering about the history of POW exchanges, and the receptions POW's received when they made it home. Our history guy, Chris Woolf, will dig in on that story.

Plus...the tale of a group of Hungarian violinists who had their bows confiscated when they landed in New York. Come on, you want to know why. Hint: it's got nothing to do with horse-hair.

Stick around and listen.