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August 27-31, 2001
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Thursday, August 30, 2001
is a War Criminal?
As Slobodan Milosevic's trial nears, Ray Suarez examines
who qualifies as a war criminal with David Scheffer, a senior
fellow at the US Institute of Peace; Alfred Rubin, professor of
international law at Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law
and Diplomacy; Diane Orentlicher, professor of international law
and director of the War Crimes Research Office at American University's
Washington College of Law; and Fred Hiatt, editorial page editor
and columnist at The Washington Post.
A group of novice teaching fellows struggle with the challenges
and rewards of teaching in New York City's schools.
Terence Smith discusses the stir caused by the Justice Department's
secret subpoena of a reporter's phone records with Louis Boccardi,
president and CEO of the Associated Press; and Victoria Toensing,
a Washington, DC lawyer who was deputy assistant attorney general
in the Reagan administration.
Elizabeth Brackett tells the story of a determined entrepreneur
who is helping to bring jobs and prosperity to the southwest side
Tuesday, August 28, 2001
Kwame Holman reports on today's new budget projections and
the rapidly shrinking surplus. Then, Margaret Warner examines who
is responsible for the waning funds with Dan Crippen, director of
the Congressional Budget Office; Alice Rivlin, former director of
the Clinton White House Budget Office, member of the Federal Reserve
Board, and senior fellow at The Brookings Institution; and Rick
May, former Republican Staff Director for the House Budget Committee.
John Merrow presents Part 3 in this encore series about a group
of novice teaching fellows hired to help solve a severe teacher
shortage in New York City's elementary schools.
A new report reveals that a record 6.5 million individuals in
the United States are in prison, on probation or on parole. Ray
Suarez discusses the state of America's correctional facilities
with David Cole, professor at Georgetown University Law Center
and author of the book No Equal Justice: Race and Class in
the American Criminal Justice System; Richard Willard, former
assistant attorney general in the civil division during the Reagan
administration; and Loretta Lynch, chair of the New York City
Bar Association's Criminal Law Committee.
Roger Rosenblatt considers a newly discovered portrait of Shakespeare.