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April 24, 2003
During talks with U.S. and Chinese officials in Beijing,
a North Korean official reportedly admitted his country has nuclear weapons, and
might test, export or even use them if provoked. Jim Lehrer discusses the state
of diplomatic play with David Sanger of The New York Times.
The oil fields in Iraq are ready to resume production.
Margaret Warner discusses the latest with Falah Aljibury, an international petroleum
consultant for the Iraqi oil industry; Christopher Flavin, president of Worldwatch
Institute; and Amy Jaffe, president of AMJ Energy Consulting.
The Recording Industry Association of America sued four students
earlier this month, alleging they operated music-sharing Web sites. Terence Smith
reports on the entertainment industry's efforts to stop the downloading of copyrighted
music and film from the Internet.
Undercover agents in Cuba helped Fidel Castro's government
round up dissidents. Ray Suarez discusses this latest crackdown with Frank Calzon,
the executive director of the Center for a Free Cuba, and Jose Miguel Vivanco,
the executive director of the Americas division of Human Rights Watch.
April 23, 2003
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and his prime minister-designate
Mahmoud Abbas agreed on a new Palestinian Cabinet today. Margaret Warner discusses
this development and its potential effect on the Middle East peace process with
Martin Indyk, director of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings
Institution; Robert Malley, director of the Middle East program at the International
Crisis Group; Meyrav Wurmser, director of the Center for Middle East Policy at
the Hudson Institute; and Rashid Khalidi, a professor of Middle East history and
director of the Center for International Studies at the University of Chicago.
The World Health Organization warned today against travel
to Toronto in response to the city's SARS outbreak. Susan
Dentzer reports on how Canada is coping with the disease.
Ray Suarez gets perspective
from Case Ootes, Toronto's deputy mayor, and Denis Aitken, chief of staff for
the director-general at the World Health Organization.
Spencer Michels reports from Sacramento on continuing
concerns over homeland security.
The Supreme Court heard arguments today in a case involving
corporate free speech. Gwen Ifill discusses the proceedings with Jan Crawford
Greenburg of The Chicago Tribune.
Retired General Jay Garner arrived in Baghdad today as head
the Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance. Spencer Michels reports.
Margaret Warner follows up
with perspective from former Ambassador Richard Sklar, who was President Clinton's
special representative for reconstruction in Bosnia; New York City police commissioner
Raymond Kelly, who directed international police monitors in Haiti; Bob Perito,
who was involved with peacekeeping and post-conflict operations in Bosnia, Kosovo,
East Timor and elsewhere; and Adeed Dawisha, professor of political science at
Miami University in Ohio.
Gwen Ifill speaks with New York Times columnist Tom Friedman
about his recent trips to Egypt, Israel, the West Bank, Jordan, Kuwait and southern
Some 37,000 noncitizens serve in the active duty U.S. armed
forces. Jeffrey Kaye of KCET Los Angeles reports on these servicemembers.
The Media's War
More than 600 journalists traveled with U.S. forces
in Iraq as part of the Defense Department's embedded journalists program. Terence
Smith discusses the process and products of the embed program with two formerly