Filmmakers Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill and photographer David Douglas Duncan on this edition of Fresh Air. On Memorial Day, we talk about their new documentary Baghdad ER. The film looks inside the 86th combat support hospital, the army's premier medical facility in Iraq. Shot over two months in 2005, the film tells the stories of the hospital's doctors and wounded soldiers. The film debuted on HBO last week and will be rebroadcast on Memorial Day. Alpert also directed the HBO documentary One Year in a Life of Crime and is an 12-time Emmy winner.
Life magazine has called David Douglas Duncan perhaps the best war photographer since Matthew Brady. In 1999, he received the lifetime achievement award for excellence and bravery from the Marine Corps. His pictures were featured in the book, This Is War! which portrays the Korean conflict in words and pictures. (Broadcast Date: May 29, 2006)
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