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September 8-12, 2003
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September 11, 2003
Within 45 days of Sept. 11, 2001, President Bush signed
the Patriot Act, making it easier for investigators to obtain private records,
conduct searches without notice and monitor phone and Internet usage. Ray Suarez
gets perspective on the debate surrounding the Patriot Act from John Yoo, a law
professor at the University of California at Berkeley who participated in drafting
the act, and Patricia Williams, a professor of law at Columbia Law School.
Susan Dentzer revisits Navy Lt. Kevin Schaeffer, who was
injured on 9/11 at the Pentagon.
Jim Lehrer discusses whether the country has or has
not changed in the two years after the attacks with the Rev. Luis Cortes Jr.,
the founder and president of Nueva Esperanza; Martin Marty, a professor emeritus
at the University of Chicago; Michael Novak, a scholar at the American Enterprise
Institute; Robert Putnam, a professor at Harvard University and author of "Bowling
Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community;" John Ridley, a novelist
and screenwriter; and Gail Sheehy, an author who examines the impact of the 9/11
tragedy in "Middletown, America: One Town's Passage from Trauma to Hope."
September 10, 2003
Jim Lehrer talks with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld,
who recently returned from a trip to Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan.
presidential candidates fielded questions of particular interest to African-American
voters at last night's debate. Kwame Holman reports with highlights.
Nuclear scientist Edward Teller died yesterday. Ray Suarez
discusses his work on the atomic and hydrogen bombs with author Richard Rhodes.