Bill Moyers Journal | Peace Through Education

Bill Moyers Journal | Peace Through Education

Airtime: Friday, January 15, 2010, at 9:00 PM (EST) on PBS (check local listings).

America has committed billions to escalate military action in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but humanitarian and bestselling author Greg Mortenson argues that there’s a better path to peace: building schools and nurturing local communities. Mortenson, who has worked for 17 years in the region, is the author of the world-wide bestseller “Three Cups of Tea,” and a new book, “Stones Into Schools.” Both books tell the remarkable story of Mortensen’s efforts to build dozens of schools in some of the most lawless and remote regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan.