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Numbers Unemployment edged up 0.1 percent in March. Terence Smith
talks about the jobless rate with Ed McKelvey of Goldman Sachs
and Co., former Labor Department economist Lisa Lynch, and Ross
Devol of the Milken Institute, an economic think tank.
Favorite Poem Dena Spanos-Hawkey, who runs a literacy program in Claremont,
California, reads her favorite poem.
Thursday, April 5, 2001
Downed Spy Plane Margaret Warner talks with retired Rear Admiral Eric McVadon,
a former defense and naval attache to China; George Wilson of
the National Journal, and Scott Silliman of Duke University
Law School about the 24 Americans being detained in China.
Wind Power NewsHour correspondent Tom Bearden looks at an alternative
source of energy--the wind.
Budget Battle Kwame Holman reports on the latest in the Senate's debate
over President Bush's budget and tax cut plan.
and Oliphant David Brooks of The Weekly Standard and Tom Oliphant
of The Boston Globe discuss tax cuts and the budget.
Baking History Paul Solman of WGBH Boston considers the bialy, a cousin
of the bagel, as a piece of cultural history.
Wednesday, April 4, 2001
Chinese Ambassador Chinese Ambassador to the United States Yang Jiechi talks
with Jim Lehrer about the standoff over a downed American spy
Kissinger and Brzezinski Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and former National
Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski discuss the rising tensions
over the detained plane.
Florida Recount Media correspondent Terence Smith discusses the media-sponsored
recount of Florida presidential votes with Mark Seibel, managing
editor of the Miami Herald.
Dear Friends Essayist Richard Rodriguez of Pacific News Service considers
photographs of friends.
Tuesday, April 3, 2001
Spy Plane Standoff President Bush says a continuing dispute over a downed American
spy plane could seriously damage relations with China. Ray Suarez
talks with Winston Lord, ambassador to China during the Reagan administration;
James Lilley, ambassador to China in the first Bush administration;
David Shambaugh, of George Washington University; and Wayne Madsen,
a former Navy intelligence officer.
Payday Lending Jeffrey Kaye of KCET in Los Angeles reports on the high cost
of "easy lending."
Battle The U.S. Senate began debate today on President Bush's spending
plan. Margaret Warner talks with Senator Pete Domenici, Republican
of New Mexico, and Senator Kent Conrad, Democrat of North Dakota.
Poem A glassblower from Seattle reads a poem by Frank O'Hara.
Monday, April 2, 2001
Spy Plane A U.S. military surveillance plane made an emergency landing
in China after colliding with a Chinese fighter jet early Sunday.
Ray Suarez discusses the incident with retired Rear Admiral Eric
McVadon, defense and naval attache to China from 1990 to 1992,
and Kurt Campbell, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Asia
and the Pacific during the Clinton administration.
Arrested Margaret Warner discusses Milosevic's arrest and where it
may lead with Dusko Doder, coauthor of the biography Milosevic
and a former Washington Post correspondent; professor Charles
Ingrao at Purdue University who's currently writing a book about
ethnic conflict in central Europe; and Nina Bang-Jensen, special
counsel for the Coalition for International Justice.
Sen. John McCain Campaign finance reform proponent Senator John McCain (R-AZ)
talks with Jim Lehrer about today's Senate passage.