International Affairs

"The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster"

Jonathan Katz

About the Program

Katz, a reporter who lived in Haiti during the 2010 earthquake and whose house was destroyed by it, talks about the failure to rebuild the country even though billions of dollars were pledged and many aid agencies took part in the effort.  Mr. Katz also talks about the involvement of people like actor Sean Penn, who went down to the country with the best of intentions but ended up hindering the efforts of others.  Hosted by Barnes and Noble Booksellers in New York City.        

About the Authors

Jonathan Katz

Reporter Jonathan Katz has covered Haiti for the Associated Press, where he worked as a correspondent and editor for seven years.  He received the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award for "The Big Truck That Went By."   


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Past Airings

  • Tuesday, February 19th at 7am (ET)
  • Monday, February 18th at 7pm (ET)
  • Sunday, February 10th at 8:30am (ET)
  • Monday, January 28th at 5am (ET)
  • Saturday, January 26th at 3pm (ET)
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