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March 18, 2002 - March 22, 2002
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Friday, March 22, 2002
Kwame Holman reports
on the World Poverty Summit in Mexico. For more about the
conference in Monterrey, Margaret Warner talks to James Wolfensohn,
president of The World Bank, and Trevor Manuel, South Africa's
Ray Suarez looks at the internal political and military situation
in Afghanistan. For more, he turns to Ahmed Rashid, who covers
Southern Asia for The Wall Street Journal, The Far Eastern
Economic Review, and The Daily Telegraph; and Ali Jalali,
a former Afghan Army Colonel who co-authored The Other Side
of the Mountain: Mujahadeen Tactics in the Soviet-Afghan War.
Both recently returned from Afghanistan.
Fit for Life
Elizabeth Brackett of WTTW-Chicago reports on a new kind of
physical education program aimed at helping children live healthier
Jim Lehrer discusses campaign finance reform, the new military
tribunal guidelines and Jane Swift's withdrawal from the Massachusetts
gubernatorial race with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and
The Weekly Standard's David Brooks.
Wednesday, March 20, 2002
Kwame Holman reports
on the campaign finance reform victory on the Hill today.
For more details, Margaret Warner talks with Sen. Russ Feingold
(D-Wis.), co-sponsor of the campaign finance bill; and Sen. Mitch
McConnell of (R-Ky.), one of its chief opponents.
Tom Bearden reports on the continuing dispute over storing nuclear
waste in Nevada's Yucca Mountain.
Health Care Divide
Gwen Ifill reports on the results of a new study released today
which finds wide discrepancies in the health care received by
whites and members of minority groups.
To discuss the study and its implications, she turns to Dr. Risa
Lavizzo-Mourey, senior vice president of the Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation; and Dr. Joseph Betancourt, a senior scientist in the
Institute for Health Policy at Harvard Medical School.
Elizabeth Farnsworth talks to Fatina Shaker, a Saudi-Arabian sociologist
who has written about women's issues, religion, and politics.
Tuesday, March 19, 2002
Spencer Michels reports on Hewlett-Packard's battle to merge
with computer-maker Compaq.
For more on today's shareholder vote, Margaret Warner talks to
Roger McNamee, co-founder of Integral Capital Partners, a technology
investment firm in Silicon Valley; Nell Minow, editor of The
Corporate Library, a Web site that serves as a watchdog on
corporate governance; and Steve Lohr, technology reporter for
The New York Times.
Paul Solman of WGBH Boston reports on Enron's gambles and losses
in the futures market.
Supreme Court Watch
Gwen Ifill talks with Jan Crawford Greenburg, Supreme Court reporter
for The Chicago Tribune, about today's arguments regarding
drug testing in schools.
Martin Himmel reports on the role of Palestinian suicide bombers
in the Middle East conflict.
Friday, March 15, 2002
Kwame Holman looks at the legal questions raised by Andrea
Yates' insanity defense in Texas.
For more, Margaret Warner turns to Jennifer Bard, a lawyer and
a professor at the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the
University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston; and John Bradley,
the District Attorney for Williamson County in Texas.
Ray Suarez reports on the charges against Arthur Andersen, the
first criminal action to come from the collapse of Enron and also
the first corporation formally charged in an indictment.
For more, he talks to The New York Times' chief financial
correspondent Floyd Norris and Jennifer Arlen, a visiting professor
of Securities Law and Business Crime at Yale University.
Bush and Defense
Excerpts from President Bush's speech on defense.
Jim Lehrer discusses the failed nomination of Judge Pickering,
the visas issued by the INS to the September 11 hijackers three
months after the attacks, and other political matters with syndicated
columnist Mark Shields and The Weekly Standard's David
Lake Isle of Innisfree
Robert Pinsky reads a W.B. Yeats poem in celebration of St. Patrick's