April 5, 2003
Terence Smith reports with the latest news from Iraq, including
an update from Baghdad with Los Angeles Times reporter John Daniszewski.
Excerpts from Saturday's press briefing at U.S. Central Command
in Doha, Qatar.
For analysis of the coalition's entry into Baghdad, Ray Suarez
talks with retired Army Colonel Patrick Lang, a former special forces officer
and longtime Middle East intelligence analyst; John Pike, a military analyst and
director of GlobalSecurity.org; and retired Marine Corps Colonel Randy Gangle,
who commanded a regiment during the first Gulf War and is now executive director
of the Marine Corps' Center for Emerging Threats and Opportunities.
Elizabeth Farnsworth talks to New York Times reporter Judith
Miller in Kuwait City on the ongoing hunt for evidence of weapons of mass destruction
and war crimes in Iraq.
Following a report on plans to distribute humanitarian aid to the
Iraqi people, Margaret Warner discusses the complicated task with Retired Air
Force Colonel Sam Gardiner, who has advised administration officials on how to
minimize the humanitarian consequences of war; Ross Mountain from the United Nations
Office of Humanitarian Action; and Ray Offenhesier, president of OXFAM America,
a leading humanitarian agency.
April 1, 2003
War News Roundup
Allied air strikes hit areas west and south of Baghdad today. Gwen Ifill reports
on military developments during the 13th day of the war in Iraq.
Jim Lehrer discusses the latest military moves in Iraq
with retired Colonel W. Patrick Lang, a Middle East analyst for the Defense Intelligence
Agency during the Gulf War, retired Marine Corps Colonel Gary Anderson, an urban
combat operations specialist, and Eliot Cohen, Professor of Strategic Studies
at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and
a member of the Defense Policy Board.
Terence Smith discusses war coverage from reporters embedded
in military units with Geneva Overholser, the Curtis B. Hurley Chair in Public
Affairs Reporting for the University of Missouri School of Journalism; Bryan Whitman,
deputy assistant secretary of defense for media operations; and Alex Jones, director
of the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard
The Supreme Court heard arguments today in two
cases involving the University of Michigan rules using race as a factor in admissions.
Ray Suarez discusses the action at the high court with Jan Crawford Greenburg,
Supreme Court reporter for The Chicago Tribune.
War News Roundup
On the 12th day of the Iraq war, allied planes bombed Baghdad as ground troops
moved closer to the city. Gwen Ifill reports with the latest on the action in
Jim Lehrer examines the state of the U.S. military
campaign in Iraq with Marine Corps General Peter Pace, the vice chairman of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff.
On day 12 of the Iraq war, Ray Suarez speaks with John Burns
of The New York Times on the latest from Baghdad.
War Next Door
Simon Marks reports from Amman, Jordan, where the citizens
are reacting to the war with their neighbor Iraq.
A mystery flu-like disease has rapidly spread across parts
of Asia and elsewhere. Margaret Warner discusses the fight against severe acute
respiratory syndrome, SARS, with Dr. David Heymann, director for communicable
diseases at the World Health Organization.
War News Roundup
The Defense Department answered questions about reported divisions between its
civilian and military leaders over the Iraq battleplan. Tom Bearden reports on
the Central Command daily briefing in Doha, Qatar, where General Tommy Franks,
commander of the U.S. military campaign, addressed the issue.
reports on other news during the 11th day of the Iraq war.
Margaret Warner discusses the civilian and military roles
in war planning with retired Army General George Joulwan, who was Supreme Allied
Commander of NATO forces from 1993 to 1997; Richard Kohn, professor of history
at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and retired Air Force Colonel
Samuel Gardiner, who teaches and writes about military planning.
Jim Lehrer receives an update from The New York Times' John
Burns, who reports from Baghdad.
Terence Smith dicusses public opinion on the Iraq war with
Andrew Kohut of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press. They are
joined by three ombudsmen: Michael Getler of The Washington Post, Lou Gelfand
of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and Sanders LaMont of The Sacramento Bee.