December 12, 2001

Most of the ancient dig sites in Afghanistan are full of historic relics, but many of them have been destroyed or looted during wartime. Norman Hammond, professor of archeology at Boston University, talks with Todd about the archeology of Afghanistan, the destruction of its burial and ancient sites, and the history that's been lost.

Richard Dobbins has created a Civil War Database of personnel records from the war. He talks with Todd about how he collected the information and condensed the data. The Database includes information on over two million soldiers, and is a good resource for people interested in the Civil War.

Joe Brancatelli, our travel advisor, returns to the show to talk about current issues facing the airline industry. He discusses new government control over security screening and the SouthWest business model. More information about Brancatelli and his advice is at his website.