Special Reports Index
NewsHour Extra for students and
Nations / International Issues
October 22-26, 2001
Note: All segments listed for tonight's broadcast are
subject to change. Transcripts are usually available within 24 hours
of broadcast. Segments broadcast on Fridays are available the following
To have a preview of each evening's NewsHour or daily
highlights of this Web site sent to you via e-mail, please visit the
Online NewsHour subscription page.
For information about the Online NewsHour and the NewsHour
broadcast, visit our Frequently Asked Questions
Friday, October 26, 2001
Margaret Warner and health correspondent Susan Dentzer discuss
the latest developments in the anthrax story.
Ray Suarez discusses concerns about the anti-terrorism bill, which
was signed into law earlier today, with Jerry Berman, executive
director of The Center for Democracy and Technology; Clifford
Fishman, professor of criminal law at the Catholic University
of America; David Cole, professor of constitutional law at Georgetown
University Law School; and Harry Brandon, former special agent
and assistant director of counter-terrorism for the FBI.
Paul Solman reports on yesterday's Twin Towers job fair, sponsored
by New York City and aimed at helping those who lost their jobs
after the September 11 attacks.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and The Weekly Standard's
David Brooks discuss aviation security, the anthrax scare, anti-terrorism
legislation, and other highlights of the week in politics.
The poetry of Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
Thursday, October 25, 2001
Following excerpts from Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge's
briefing earlier today, Margaret Warner discusses the anthrax
investigation with Kenneth Weaver, the Chief Postal Inspector
for the U.S. Postal Service.
Six mayors discuss local terrorism concerns and security plans
after the close of the U.S. Conference of Mayors today. Jim Lehrer
talks to Scott King of Gary, Indiana; Susan Savage of Tulsa, Oklahoma;
Bill Campbell of Atlanta, Georgia; Patrick McCrory of Charlotte,
North Carolina; John Street of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and
Rosemary Corbin of Richmond, California.
After a Kwame Holman background report on the political situation
in Afghanistan, Robert MacNeil discusses Afghanistan's future
with Lakhdar Brahimi, the newly-appointed UN Special Representative
for Afghanistan in charge of bringing political stability to a
Monday, October 22, 2001
Kwame Holman has the latest on the anthrax story, after two Washington,
D.C. postal workers died from anthrax-like symptoms.
Gwen Ifill discusses the developments in the anthrax story with
Mohammad Akhter, executive director of the American Public Health
Association and former Washington, D.C. health commissioner; and
Michael Coughlin, a former deputy postmaster general.
Tom Bearden reports on the latest developments in the military
campaign in Afghanistan. Independent Television News reporter
Mark Austin examines the reaction in Northern Afghanistan.
Elizabeth Farnsworth discusses the Taliban opposition with Haron
Amin, spokesman for the Northern Alliance and its representative
in Washington; Ashraf Ghani, professor of anthropology at Johns
Hopkins and informal adviser to the United Nations; and Qayum
Karzai, Afghan citizen and founder of Afghans for Civil Society.
Jeffrey Kaye looks at some of the people who have been caught
up in the FBI investigation of the September 11th attacks.
Roger Rosenblatt considers fear.