CLBR #207: Eric Begosian on Operation Nemesis and Tom McMillen Remembers Munich

CLBR #207: Eric Begosian on Operation Nemesis and Tom McMillen Remembers Munich

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bogosianOperation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot That Avenged The Armenian Genocide by Eric Bogosian

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In our featured segment, we talk with acclaimed actor, playwright, monologuist Eric Bogosian.  Bogosian is best known as the writer and star of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play and Oliver Stone movie “Talk Radio” and for playing Captain Danny Ross for five seasons on “Law and Order.”

Our interview was recorded previously courtesy of the Miami Book Fair.  It was a fascinating discussion that continued after we off the air.

Bogosian’s new book tells the story of a tightly knit band of killers, who in 1921, set out to avenge the deaths of almost one million victims of the Armenian Genocide.

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tumblr_inline_nzpmjmwz3p1rjr2wr_500Second Segment: Tom McMillen Remembers Munich 1972


This weekend’s crowing and un-crowning of  Miss Colombia as Miss Universe reminded me of the 1972 Olympic Basketball gold medal game, where the U.S. appeared to have won 60-59, only to have referees replay the last play twice until the Soviet Union won 61-60.

mcmillenthomas0211201501-304xx4608-3072-0-0Three-term Maryland congressman, Rhodes Scholar, U.S. Olympian and NBA basketball star, and successful entrepreneur Tom McMillen spoke with us about that controversial game and the Munich Massacre just before its 30th anniversary in 2012.

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Update:  Today the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) announced that McMillen is the winner of its inaugural Jerry L. Martin Prize for Excellence in College Trusteeship. McMillen had been a Regent at the University of Maryland, but Republican Governor Hogan decline to reappoint McMillen after he had been a critic of the school’s move to the Big Ten conference and its multi-million dollar coaches contracts.