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June 16, 2003 - June 20, 2003
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June 19, 2003
A truck driver in Ohio has pleaded guilty to supporting terrorism
as part of a plea bargain with the Justice Department. Jim Lehrer
discusses what this means for al-Qaida's influence in America
with Daniel Klaidman, Washington bureau chief of Newsweek magazine.
At today's conference in St. Louis, American bishops defended
their efforts to tackle clerical sexual abuse. Ray Suarez discusses
the situation with Barbara Blaine, president and founder of the
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests; Rev. Tom Reese,
editor of America, a national weekly Catholic magazine; and Scott
Appleby, director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American
Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame.
Saul Gonzalez of KCET of Los Angeles reports on National Iranian
Television, or NITV, broadcast from California, which Iranian
officials have blamed for inciting the recent unrest in that country.
the Civilian Casualties in Iraq
Margaret Warner discusses the number of civilians who died in
the Iraq conflict with retired Col. Samuel Gardiner; Alex Roland,
professor of history at Duke University; and Niko Price, a correspondent
with the Associated Press.
June 18, 2003
Hundreds of protesters demonstrated in Tehran yesterday for the
eighth consecutive night. Margaret Warner discusses the situation
with Michael Ledeen of the American Enterprise Institute; Daniel
Brumberg of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Manouchehr
Ganji of the Flag of Freedom Organization of Iran; and Shaul Bakhash,
a journalist in Iran.
The USA Patriot Act allows the FBI to check the records
of some businesses, including public libraries and bookstores. Spencer Michels
looks at the act's effect on library users in Santa Cruz, California.
News and entertainment outlets are competing for the first
interview with rescued prisoner of war Jessica Lynch. Terence Smith reports on
CBS's multimedia plan to tell Private Lynch's story. Then, Ray Suarez follows
up with Tammy Haddad, a media consultant and radio host, and Tom Wolzien, a senior
media analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein Co.
New studies show that cases of depression are common
and often inadequately treated. Gwen Ifill discusses these new findings with Dr.
Thomas Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health.
June 17, 2003
Susan Dentzer reports on the Senate's Medicare reform debate.
Then, Gwen Ifill follows up with Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.); Sen. Gordon Smith
(R-Ore.); Bill Novelli, the CEO of AARP; and Robert Laszewski, president of Health
Policy and Strategy Associates.
Ted Robbins of KUAT Tucson reports on the on-again, off-again
plan to allow Mexican trucks on U.S. highways.
a Free Press
Terence Smith gets an update on efforts to create a formal
media structure in Iraq from Deborah Amos, an NPR News correspondent reporting
from Baghdad, and David Hoffman, president of the Internews Network, a non-government
organization based in the U.S. that helped organize a recent conference of Iraqi
journalists and others in Athens.
Jeffrey Brown talks with Jeffrey Eugenides, the winner
of this year's Pulitzer Prize for fiction.