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May 6, 2002 - May 10, 2002
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Wednesday, May 8, 2002
Jim Lehrer talks with British Foreign Minister Jack Straw about
the Middle East conflict and other issues.
Kwame Holman reports
on the farm bill approved by the Senate today. For more on this
new legislation and President Bush's pledge to sign it, Gwen Ifill
leads a discussion with Gebe Martinez, staff writer for CQ
Weekly and Robert Young, co-director of the non-partisan Food
and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at the University of
to Bear Arms
Ray Suarez discusses the debate over widening individuals' rights
to own guns with Robert Cottrol, professor of law at George Washington
University; Jack Rakove, professor of history and American studies
at Stanford University; Saul Cornell, professor of history at
Ohio State University; and Joyce Malcolm, professor of history
at Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Tuesday, May 7, 2002
Spencer Michels reports
on Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's meeting with President
Bush in Washington and a deadly suicide bombing attack. For more
analysis on the latest developments in the Middle East, Jim Lehrer
talks with Todd Purdum, chief diplomatic correspondent for The
New York Times; Hisham Melhem, Washington correspondent for
the Beirut newspaper As-Safir; and David Makovsky, senior
fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
Gwen Ifill takes a closer look at the pipe bomb scare escalating
in the Midwest. For more, Ifill is joined by Clint van Zandt,
a former FBI special agent and supervisor for the behavioral science
unit at the FBI Academy.
Jeffrey Kaye of KCET in Los Angeles looks at the role of the post-9/11
U.S. Coast Guard.
Prize Winner: Fiction
Elizabeth Farnsworth interviews Richard Russo, who won this year's
Pulitzer Prize in fiction for his novel, Empire Falls.