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Court of Inquiry Elizabeth Farnsworth talks with former Coast Guard lawyer
Jay Fidell about the latest developments in the USS Greeneville
submarine collision investigation.
by the Numbers Census figures released this week highlighted the population
growth of Hispanics in the last decade. Ray Suarez talks with
NewsHour essayist Richard Rodriguez, author Clara Rodriguez, sociology
professor Samuel Betances and author Ilan Stavans.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Wall Street Journal
columnist Paul Gigot discuss the week in politics.
Thursday, March 15, 2001
a Slowdown A slowing economy changes the political landscape. Jim Lehrer
talks with Democratic Senator Kent Conrad of North Dakota and
House Ways and Means Chairman, Republican Bill Thomas. (background) (discussion)
Bankruptcy New restrictions will likely make it more difficult to declare
Update: Balkan Troubles Ethnic Albanian guerrillas in Kosovo have turned their attention
to Macedonia. Ray Suarez looks at the new conflict brewing in
the Balkans with Sonja Biserko, chair of the Helsinki Committee
for Human Rights in Yugoslavia, John Hulsman of the Heritage Foundation,
and Ivo Daalder of the Brookings Institution.
Wednesday, March 14, 2001
About Face In a surprise policy change, President Bush reversed a campaign
promise to regulate carbon dioxide emissions. Gwen Ifill discusses
the policy switch with Debbie Reed, the director of legislative
affairs for the National Environmental Trust, and Chris Horner,
a policy analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
Pharmaceuticals As Western drug companies move to make life-saving drugs more
affordable for Third World countries, they now face competition
from Indian drug companies.
Foot and Mouth
Disease More countries joined the ban on imported meat products from
the European Union, fearing the highly contagious livestock disease.
Ray Suarez talks with Department of Agriculture Chief Veterinary
Officer Alfonso Torres and Gerry Kiely, the agricultural counselor
for the European Union delegation in Washington.
Tuesday, March 13, 2001
Downturn Jim Lehrer talks with Joel Naroff, chief economist for Commerce
Bank; Mark Vitner, vice president of First Union Corporation;
Paul Sommers of the University of Washington, and Diane Swonk,
chief economist at Bank One Corp., about the nagging signs of
a slowing economy.
in to Hispanics The 2000 Census shows a sharp increase in the number of Americans
who call themselves Hispanic. Terence Smith looks at their impact
on media culture.
Profiling Gwen Ifill talks with Kenneth Meeks, author of "Driving
While Black;" racial profiling expert David Harris of the
University of Toledo; Police Chief Robert Duffy of Rochester,
NY; and Police Chief Robert Olson of Minneapolis about the controversial
Monday, March 12, 2001
Dot-Bombs Paul Solman examines the struggling technology industry.
Slide Today the technology-heavy NASDAQ index fell 129 points. The
Dow was down more than 400. Jim Lehrer talks with Industry
Standard Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Weber and Lynn Stout, professor
of securities regulation at Georgetown University Law School.
Factor Gwen Ifill talks with three former White House vice presidential
chiefs of staff about the vice president's role in the current
administration. Ron Klain served under Al Gore, Richard Moe under
Walter Mondale, and Craig Fuller under the first President Bush.