I watched a couple of interesting television programs last night. The first was CNN Presents Beneath the Veil, which featured illegally captured footage from Afghanistan, taken by an incredibly brave journalist named Saira Shah. She travelled to Afghanistan and either took or obtained film of an illegal school (it teaches girls over age 12), an illegal beauty salon, and public executions being held at a soccer stadium paid for with international aid. She also travelled to the front lines of the civil war between the Taliban and other groups in the country that have not yet been subjugated to Taliban rule to get first hand accounts of the Taliban’s summary execution of enemy soldiers and civilians. I’m sure the show will be rebroadcast — you should watch it. I also watched The Human Face, hosted by John Cleese. Much lighter than the Afghanistan news report, but equally fascinating.