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Firing Back/Lies/Weapons of Mass Destruction 

"Firing Back' talks to a gun industry whistle-blower who says that gun manufacturers should do more to keep their products out of the hands of criminals. "Lies" interviews former New Republic journalist Stephen Glass who was fired after faking several articles for the magazine. "Clinton & Dole" talk about crime in the United States. "Weapons of Mass Destruction" investigates the danger posed by ... See full summary »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Simon ... Himself - Host
Ed Bradley ... Himself - Correspondent (segment "Firing Back")
Bob Ricker Bob Ricker ... Himself - Former NRA Lawyer (segment "Firing Back")
Lawrence Keane Lawrence Keane ... Himself - Vice President, National Shooting Sports Foundation (segment "Firing Back")
David Lemongello David Lemongello ... Himself - Police Officer (segment "Firing Back")
Ken McGuire Ken McGuire ... Himself - Police Officer (segment "Firing Back")
Steve Kroft ... Himself - Correspondent (segment "Lies")
Stephen Glass Stephen Glass ... Himself - Former Journalist (segment "Lies")
Leon Wieseltier Leon Wieseltier ... Himself - Literary Editor, The New Republic (segment "Lies")
George W. Bush ... Himself - President (segment "Lies") (archive footage)
Charles Lane Charles Lane ... Himself - Former Executive Editor, The New Republic (segment "Lies")
Mike Wallace ... Himself - Host
Bill Clinton ... Himself - Debater (segment "Clinton & Dole")
Bob Dole ... Himself - Debater (segment "Clinton & Dole")
Christiane Amanpour ... Herself - Correspondent (segment "Weapons of Mass Destruction")
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"Firing Back' talks to a gun industry whistle-blower who says that gun manufacturers should do more to keep their products out of the hands of criminals. "Lies" interviews former New Republic journalist Stephen Glass who was fired after faking several articles for the magazine. "Clinton & Dole" talk about crime in the United States. "Weapons of Mass Destruction" investigates the danger posed by germs from old Soviet Union's biological weapons laboratories. "Andy Rooney" talks about junk email.

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11 May 2003 (USA) See more »

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Stephen Glass: My life was one very long process of lying and lying again, to figure out how to cover those other lies. Like a stock graph, there's going to be exceptions in this. But the general trend of the stories is that they started out with a few made up details and quotes. And granted a few too many, of course. But a few. And then they progressed into stories that were completely fabricated. Just completely made up out of whole cloth.
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