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Happened? Excerpts from Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's Pentagon
press conference today on the surveillance plane collision.
China Jim Lehrer talks with Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage
about this week's negotiations and the future of the U.S. relationship
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Wall Street Journal
columnist Paul Gigot talk about President Bush's first foreign
the Holy Land Bruce Feiler discusses his new book, Walking the Bible:
A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses.
The Healing Club Essayist Anne Taylor Fleming considers an unusual group of
Thursday, April 11, 2001
Eyes on China Jim Lehrer discusses the future of U.S. surveillance flights
with Rear Admiral Eric McVadon (ret.), a former pilot and naval
attache to China, and James Bamford, author of Body of Secrets,
an upcoming book about the National Security Agency.
Witness to an Execution Attorney General John Ashcroft will allow witnesses in Oklahoma
City to watch the execution of convicted bomber Timothy McVeigh.
Ray Suarez discusses the decision with Bonnie Bucqueroux of Crime
Victims for a Just Society and professor Robert Blecker of New
York Law School.(background) (discussion)
Cells from Fat Scientists recently discovered how to isolate valuable stem
cells from ordinary fat. Susan Dentzer looks at the broad implications
Norman Mineta Gwen Ifill talks with the Secretary of Transportation about
the troubled airline industry. (background)
Reaction Arizona Republican Sen. John Kyl and Connecticut Democratic
Sen. Chris Dodd discuss today's agreement with China along with
former ambassadors to China James Lilley and James Sasser.
of China Agreement Terence Smith talks with Lee Cullum of The Dallas Morning
News, Anthony Lewis of The New York Times, Georgie
Anne Geyer of the Universal Press Syndicate, and David
Brooks of The Weekly Standard about today's release agreement.
the Grade In the fourth report of a continuing series, John Merrow
visits four new teachers in a New York City public school.
Tuesday, April 10, 2001
with China Gwen Ifill discusses the protracted U.S.-China spy plane
crisis with Yasheng Huang, a Chinese citizen and professor at
Harvard Business School; national security expert Professor Kenneth
Lieberthal of the University of Michigan, and naturalized U.S.
citizen Minxin Pei of the Carnegie Endowment for International
Card Ray Suarez talks with Emily Wurtz, acting director of the
National Education Goals Panel, about the growing gap between
the best and worst performing students' reading and math test
Ordinary Joe Kwame Holman tells the story of ailing Democratic Congressman
Joe Moakley of Massachusetts.
Monday, April 9, 2001
Budget Details After a background
report, Ray Suarez sorts through the details of President
Bush's budget proposal with Eileen Appelbaum of the Economic Policy
Institute, Stan Collender of the public affairs firm Fleishman-Hillard,
Joan Woodward of Goldman Sachs, and Daniel Mitchell of the Heritage
Foundation. (background) (discussion)
King Abdullah of Jordan After a background report from Spencer Michels, Jim Lehrer
talks with the King of Jordan about his efforts to reduce the
violence in the region.
Triumph Terence Smith talks with sports writer John Feinstein and
Golf World executive editor Ron Sirak about the latest
victory and exceptional career of Tiger Woods.
Power Essayist Jim Fisher considers power in America's heartland.