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October 15-19, 2001
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Friday, October 19, 2001
Kwame Holman reports on the special forces operations now under
way in Afghanistan.
Warner discusses the military operations with retired Army Colonel
Hayward Stanley Florer, who served in the Army special forces
for 23 years, and Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Mark
Bowden, the author of two books about special operations.
Elizabeth Farnsworth examines China's role in the anti-terrorism
coalition with two former directors of Asian Affairs for the National
Security Council: Douglas Paal, who held the position in the Reagan
and first Bush administrations, and Kenneth Lieberthal, who served
Paul Solman reports on consumer activity in the wake of the September
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and The Weekly Standard's
David Brooks discuss Congress' reaction to the anthrax threat,
the Office of Homeland Defense and Security, and other matters
Monday, October 15, 2001
Susan Dentzer reports on the latest developments in the anthrax
story. Then, Gwen Ifill talks with Senator Bill Frist (R-TN),
a physician and member of the Health Education and Labor Committee,
and U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher. (background)
Ray Suarez examines the turmoil in Pakistan and Secretary of State
Colin Powell's visit there with Dennis Kux, retired State Department
official and specialist on South Asian affairs; Mansoor Ijaz,
an investment banker and op/ed columnist for international publications;
and Samina Ahmed, Pakistan citizen and professor at Harvard's
Kennedy School of Government.
Independent Television News reporter Ian Williams reports from
inside Taliban territory on the public relations war between the
U.S. and the Taliban.
How should the war be reported in the U.S.? Terence Smith debates
the question with Retired Air Force Colonel P.J. Crowley, a former
spokesman for the Pentagon and National Security Council; and
Bob Zelnick, a former ABC News correspondent, now Acting Chairman
of Boston University's Journalism Department.