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Big Chill? Stephen Cohen of New York University, Ariel Cohen of the Heritage
Foundation, and author Roy Godson of Georgetown University discuss
U.S.-Russia relations in the wake of the Mark Hanssen spy scandal
and two sets of diplomatic expulsions.
End of an Era The aging Russian space station Mir fell to earth as scheduled
last night. Terence Smith reports.
Debating Reform The campaign finance reform debate took center stage in the
Senate this week. Kwame Holman reports.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Wall Street Journal
columnist Paul Gigot discuss the campaign finance reform debate
and the week in politics.
NewsHour senior producer Jeff Brown examines the life and art
of dancer and choreographer Mark Morris.
Thursday, March 22, 2001
Talk Margaret Warner talks about U.S. policy on China and Taiwan
with former Pentagon official Michael Pillsbury, former Deputy
Assistant Secretary of State Susan Shirk, and Bates Gill of the
Profits and the
Press Terence Smith looks at the bottom line in the newspaper industry
with David Yarnold of the San Jose Mercury News, Lauren
Rich Fine of Merrill Lynch, and James Naughton, former editor
of The Philadelphia Enquirer.
Madison Experts discuss the legacy of the nation's fourth president
on the occasion of his 250th birthday.
Reform Congressional debate continued today on campaign finance reform.
Kwame Holman reports from Capitol Hill.
and Oliphant David Brooks of The Weekly Standard and Tom Oliphant
of The Boston Globe discuss the politics of the campaign
finance reform debate.
Free Press Terence Smith looks at the latest trend in newspaper marketing:
giving it away for free.
Religion President Bush's plan to increase federal funding for religious
groups that provide social services has drawn fire from both the
right and the left. Gwen Ifill discusses the plan with Democratic
Mayor John Street of Philadelphia, former GOP presidential candidate
Gary Bauer, Rabbi David Saperstein, and Marvin Olasky, former
adviser to President Bush.
Tuesday, March 20, 2001
Lowers Rates The Federal Reserve lowered short-term interest rates by one-half
point today. Margaret Warner talks with financial consultant Henry
Kaufman, economist Maureen Allyn of Zurich Scudder Investments,
and investment strategist Mary Farrell of PaineWebber.
Perspectives Presidential historians Michael Beschloss and Doris Kearns
Goodwin give a historical perspective on today's interest rate
cut along with Professor Ranjit Dighe of the State University
of New York.
of Inquiry The skipper of the USS Greeneville testified today in Honolulu
about the Feb. 9 crash that killed nine people. Ray Suarez discusses
the continuing inquiry with former Coast Guard attorney Jay Fidell.
Ariel Sharon The new prime minister of Israel met today with President
Bush. Gwen Ifill talks with former special envoy Dennis Ross,
Israeli diplomat Mark Regev, and Edward Abington, former American
consul general in the Clinton administration.
Energy Squeeze The California energy crisis affects big users of power, including
most of the state's agricultural industry.
Japan's Ailing Economy Ray Suarez discusses the struggling Japanese economy with
author Richard Katz, Nariman Behravesh of Standard and Poor's,
and Yoshi Komori, editor of the Japanese newspaper Sankei Shimbun.
du Soleil Paul Solman reports on the phenomenal success of a fantastic