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Crunch Paul Solman reports on the delicate business of forecasting
the budget surplus.
Political Wrap Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Wall Street Journal
columnist Paul Gigot debate tax cuts, the budget battle, and the
week in politics.
After a background report on the Colombian drug war, Ray Suarez
talks with Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska and Democratic
Sen. Christopher Dodd of Connecticut, who recently returned from
a visit there.
Margaret Warner talks with the President of El Salvador about
the nation's recovery from two devastating earthquakes.
Thursday, March 1, 2001
in Seattle After a background report, Elizabeth Farnsworth talks with
Washington State Governor Gary Locke about yesterday's earthquake. (background) (discussion)
Pardon Probe Ray Suarez reports on today's Congressional hearing on the
Clinton pardons. Then Jim Lehrer talks with presidential historians
Doris Kearns Goodwin, Richard Norton Smith, Haynes Johnson, and
Michael Beschloss. (background) (Discussion)
Kwame Holman reports from Capitol Hill on the progress of President
Bush's tax cut plan.
Republican Congressman Dan Miller of Florida and Democrat Danny
Davis of Illinois discuss the controversy over Census 2000, and
whether the numbers should be adjusted to compensate for those
not counted. (background) (discussion)
Wednesday, February 28, 2001
the Budget After a background report on President Bush's proposed budget,
Margaret Warner talks with Mitch
Daniels, director of the Office of Management and Budget.
Then, Ray Suarez gets the Democratic perspective from North Dakota's
Sen. Kent Conrad,
ranking member of the budget committee.
Speech Reaction Elizabeth Farnsworth talks with a group of voters in Denver
about the President's budget plans and his speech last night.
Brooks and Oliphant
David Brooks of The Weekly Standard and Tom Oliphant of
The Boston Globe discuss the President's address to a joint
session of Congress.
A magnitude 6.8 earthquake shook the Pacific Northwest today,
rattling windows from Vancouver to Salt Lake City.
Tuesday, February 27, 2001
Debate Kwame Holman reports from Capitol Hill on President Bush's
$1.6 trillion tax cut plan.
and Gigot Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Wall Street Journal
columnist Paul Gigot discuss tax cuts and look ahead to tonight's
speech by President Bush to a joint session of Congress.
Putin and the Press
The ongoing battle between the Russian government and the leading
independent media company has some questioning the state of free
press in Russia. Terence Smith talks with Ellen Mickiewicz of
Duke University. (background)
Nobel Prize Winner
Ray Suarez talks with Chinese-born author Gao Xingjian, winner
of the 2000 Nobel Prize for Literature.
Former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky remembers A.R. Ammons.
Monday, February 26, 2001
Opening Act Secretary of State Colin Powell met with Middle Eastern leaders
on the 10th anniversary of the Gulf War. After a background report,
Gwen Ifill talks with Lawrence Eagleburger, secretary of state
in the first Bush administration; Susan Rice, an assistant secretary
of state in the Clinton administration; and Washington Post
foreign affairs columnist Jim Hoagland. (background) (discussion)
Tax Cuts Tax cuts are a top priority for the Bush administration. In
the second in a series of conversations about tax-related issues,
Ray Suarez talks with former Housing and Urban Development secretary
and Republican vice-presidential candidate Jack Kemp.
Natural Gas Prices
Paul Solman of WGBH Boston gives a different perspective on the
natural gas price surge.
Auletta on Microsoft
Microsoft is appealing a lower court decision that could break
up the software giant. Margaret Warner talks about the case with
Ken Auletta, author of World War 3.0: Microsoft and Its Enemies.