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Friday, December 29, 2000
President-elect Bush appoints Secretaries of Health and Human
Services, Education, Interior, and Veterans Affairs. Spencer Michels
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Weekly Standard editor
David Brooks analyze this week's political developments.
Elizabeth Farnsworth reports on San Francisco-based Arion Press,
which publishes a new Bible the old-fashioned way: by hand.
Thursday, December 28, 2000
President-elect Bush chooses Donald Rumsfeld to head the Pentagon.
Margaret Warner discusses the appointment with former CIA director
James Wollsey, retired General George Joulwan, and John Isaacs,
president of the Council for a Livable World.
Cell Phones and
Recent research casts doubt on potential links between brain tumors
and cell phone use, but other scientists challenge the results.
Susan Dentzer explains why.
The NewsHour looks back on the year 2000 with presidential historian
Michael Beschloss, journalist and author Haynes Johnson, presidential
biographer Richard Norton Smith, and historian Roger Wilkins of
George Mason University.
Wednesday, December 27, 2000
Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala rejects a plan
to import cheaper prescription drugs. A discussion with Missouri
Republican Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, who supports the plan, and Ron
Pollack of Families USA, who opposes it.
Retailers hope to recoup disappointing sales with post-holiday
discounts. Paul Solman talks with Kurt Barnard, president of Barnard's
Retail Trend Report, and Standard and Poor's economist David
Gwen Ifill moderates a discussion about why voting is often easier
said than done.
New Arthritis Drugs
The marketing war between two major drug companies helps inflate
the cost of new arthritis medication.