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December 9, 2002 - December 13, 2002
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Excerpts from today’s news conference in which Mississippi
Sen. Trent Lott apologized for his remarks during Sen. Strom Thurmond's birthday
party and said that he would not step down as the Senate's Republican leader.
columnist Mark Shields and David Brooks of The Weekly Standard analyze the Lott
situation and other events of the week.
After a report
on Boston Cardinal Bernard Law’s resignation, Ray Suarez talks with Steve Krueger,
interim executive director of Voice of the Faithful; Father Christopher Coyne,
a spokesman for the Archdiocese of Boston; and Stephen Pope, chairman of the theology
department at Boston College.
President's Smallpox Plan
Terence Smith speaks with Dr. Julie L.
Gerberding, director of the Centers for Disease Control, and Dr. Anthony Fauci,
the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, about
President Bush’s announcement today that the U.S. will vaccinate selected military
and health care workers against smallpox as a precaution against a bioterror attack.
December 12, 2002
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Jim Lehrer discusses the political controversy surrounding incoming
Senate Republican leader Trent Lott with New York Times reporter Adam Nagourney
and Washington Post reporter Thomas Edsall. President Bush spoke out today against
Lott's statements about Sen. Strom Thurmond's 1948 presidential bid, but supported
Lott's public apology.
After a report
on the selection of Stephen Friedman to head the National Economic Council, Ray
Suarez discusses the new economic team with John Castellani, president of the
Business Roundtable; Nell Minow, editor of the Corporate Library; Ken Kies, managing
director of the federal policy group of Clark/Bardes Consulting; and Jeff Madrick,
author and columnist for the New York Times.
After background on the administration's approval of a
fire fighting method involving logging and thinning of overgrown forests, Terence
Smith discusses the White House's approach to fire prevention with Michelle Ackermann,
vice president of the Wilderness Society; and Terry Anderson, executive director
of the Political Economy Research Center.
December 10, 2002
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Gwen Ifill discusses the selection of William Donaldson
to become the next chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission with Robert
Mintz, head of the government investigations and white collar crime practice at
McCarter and English, a New Jersey-based law firm; and Jack Coffee, a law professor
at Columbia University Law School.
Jim Lehrer gets congressional perspectives on the Iraq weapons
confrontation from Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) and Sen. Carl Levin (D- Mich.).
Former President Jimmy Carter accepts the Nobel Peace Prize
in Oslo, Norway, twenty four years after brokering the Camp David Accords between
Israel and Egypt.
Ray Suarez discusses the rough road ahead for a bankrupt United Airlines
with Harvard University law professor Elizabeth Warren and Paul Stephen Dempsey,
professor of law and director of the Institute of Air and Space Law at McGill
A Line to my Heart
Frank Schaeffer, author and father of a young U.S.
Marine, considers the relationship between father and son.