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September 29 - October 3, 2003
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September 30, 2003
Jim Lehrer talks about Iraq with retired Marine General Anthony
Zinni, who was the head of U.S. Central Command from 1997 to 2000.
The Washington Post reported on Sunday that White House officials
allegedly contacted six journalists to leak classified information
about a CIA operative. Terence Smith discusses whether journalists
should reveal their sources when they have broken the law with
Tom Rosenstiel, director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism
and former media critic for The Los Angeles Times and MSNBC, and
Larry Johnson, a former counter-terrorism official at the CIA
and the State Department.
The U.S. Census Bureau reported today that 43.6 million Americans
did not have health coverage in 2002, up 2.4 million from 2001.
Susan Dentzer reports on the increase, and Margaret Warner follows
up with Ron Pollack, the executive director of Families USA, and
Kate Sullivan, a director of health care policy for the U.S. Chamber
Art and Responsibility
Essayist Roger Rosenblatt considers artistic responsibility.
September 29, 2003
The Washington Post reported yesterday that top White House
aides leaked a spy's name, possibly violating the law. Margaret
Warner discusses the intelligence controversy with Rep. Jane Harman
of California, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence
Committee, and Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), who serves on the
Senate Intelligence and Judiciary committees.
Jeffrey Kaye of KCET Los Angeles reports on the economic
strain behind the California recall election.
President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin met at
Camp David over the weekend. Ray Suarez gets perspective on U.S.-Russia
relations from Michael McFaul, a senior associate at the Carnegie
Endowment for International Peace, and Anna Vassilieva, head of
the Russian studies program at the Monterey Institute of International
Terence Smith reports on three prominent Americans who recently
passed away -- tennis champion Althea Gibson, director Elia Kazan
and actor Donald O'Connor.