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Garner Arrives to Rebuild Iraq

Retired U.S. Gen. Jay Garner sets up office in Baghdad as Iraq's new civil administrator. Garner says his first priority is restoring basic services such as water and electricity. NPR's Melissa Block talks with NPR's Scott Simon in Baghdad.

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As special correspondent and guest host of NPR's news programs, Melissa Block brings her signature combination of warmth and incisive reporting. Her work over the decades has earned her journalism's highest honors, and has made her one of NPR's most familiar and beloved voices.
Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.