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Mary Mapes

Author Bios

Mary Mapes

Mary Mapes is an award-winning television producer and reporter based in Texas. In a twenty-eight-year career spent primarily with CBS News and 60 Minutes II, she received a 2004 Peabody Award for an investigation revealing abuse at Abu Ghraib prison, plus numerous Emmys and Gracies, as well as awards from the Society of Professional Journalists.

Mapes is the author of Truth and Duty: The Press, The President, and the Privilege of Power, now in paperback. She lives in Texas with her husband, son and three dogs, and is at work on a book about the death penalty.


News and Features

Media pundits and bloggers bloviate when journalists make mistakes. But where is their outrage over the biggest fraud of all: the way the media followed Bush to war?

The caucus was raucous and the rancor will continue for weeks. But if you're a Democrat in the Lone Star State, these are good times, baby.

As a crucial primary looms, Democrats in Texas have gotten the Party started again, as the state continues its remarkable shift from red to blue.

After years of performing executions at a pace that scares the bejesus out of the civilized world, Texas has put the brakes on its machine as the Supreme Court considers lethal injection.