An expanded edition of our groundbreaking Middle East news program. Hosted by veteran Middle East correspondent Sandy Tolan, this Mosaic Special examines the aftershocks rocking the Middle East in the wake of the US-Iraq war.
What will be the repercussions from this seismic event? As the victor, how will the United States reshape the Middle East? Will Americans be greeted as liberators or conquerors? We examine this not through the opinions of the U.S. media or beltway pundits, but through the lens of 15 Middle Eastern television networks—from Iran to Abu Dhabi, Syria to Egypt.
Aftershock Iraq shows scenes from the war never shown on any other U.S. network and provides context and analysis from the viewpoint of the 280 million people most affected by the war’s aftershocks.
Host: Sandy Tolan - Journalist, Guest Professor at UC Berkeley School of Journalism
Sandy Tolan has produced hundreds of documentaries and features for NPR, PRI, the CBC and other radio networks. He has written for more than 30 newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times Magazine,The Los Angeles Times Magazine, USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor and The Nation.
Ahmad Dallal — Assc. Professor and Chair of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Georgetown University
Professor Dallal has edited a forthcoming anthology, "Islam in the Modern World" to be published in Arabic, English, and French. His other works have focused on medieval Islamic history and the impact of the Enlightenment on Islamic thought. He has also taught at Stanford and Yale.
Jamal Dajani -- Producer, Mosaic, Link TV
As producer of Link TV’s program Mosaic, Jamal Dajani has monitored two dozen Middle Eastern news networks, 7 days a week, for many years. Each day, Dajani oversees a bi-lingual staff of Mosaic translators, writers and editors who present English language versions of the news from the Middle East to Link TV viewers. As a close observer of the war, Dajani’s analysis has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, FOX , the New York Times and dozens of local print and broadcast outlets.