Frontline correspondent Martin Smith and actress Sarah Polley on this edition of Fresh Air. Smith produced the new documentary Truth, War and Consequences. It's about the infighting between the Pentagon, State Department, and White House before the Iraq war over the intelligence information about weapons of mass destruction. Over the years Smith has produced many documentaries for Frontline including Kim's Nuclear Gamble, Saudi Time Bomb?, In Search of Al Qaeda, Dot Con and Drug Wars. Smith's work has been honored with three George Polk Awards, two Peabody Awards, and the duPont-Columbia Gold Baton.
Sarah Polley is 24 years old and has been acting professionally since the age of six. She starred in the Atom Egoyan films Exotica and The Sweet Hereafter. She's currently starring in the film My Life Without Me based on a story (Pretending the Bed is a Raft) by Nanci Kincaid. It's about a young working single mother who learns she is going to die, but keeps it a secret, and the changes she makes give her a new sense of liberation. Polley also will appear in the upcoming film The I Inside and a remake of the cult horror film Dawn of the Dead. (Broadcast Date: October 9, 2003)