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October 9, 2003
President Bush's request for additional funding for the
United States' postwar presence in Iraq and Afghanistan cleared another congressional
hurdle today. Kwame Holman reports on the latest from Capitol Hill.
Months after President Bush announced that major combat
was completed in Iraq, politicians continue their war of words over the American
military involvement there. Spencer Michels updates the debate, and Margaret Warner
follows up in a conversation with New York Times writers David Sanger and Eric
The drug letrozole, which suppresses estrogen production,
cut the risk of breast cancer recurrence nearly in half for older women who had
already taken the standard tamoxifen treatment, researchers reported today. Ray
Suarez discusses this discovery with National Cancer Institute Director Andrew
By the Numbers
With Major League Baseball's two historically "cursed"
teams in play for their leagues' championships, Paul Solman explores
the interplay of the national pastime and probability. He reports
on how baseball players and managers look to percentages to help
guide their strategy.
on Press Leaks
Jim Lehrer reviews the historical context of presidential
leaks to the press with journalist and author Haynes Johnson, George Mason University
history professor Roger Wilkins, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
Director Richard Norton Smith and Montana State University history professor Joan
October 7, 2003
Gubernatorial Recall Election
Californians vote today in a unique
election that asks whether they want to recall their recently reelected governor,
Gray Davis, and if so, who should replace him. Spencer Michels covers the latest
The field of Democrats vying to replace President
Bush shrank by one last night, when Sen. Bob Graham (D-Fla.) announced he would
withdraw his candidacy. Margaret Warner discusses this decision and its impact
on the election with Adam Nagourney, the chief political reporter for The New
Turkish Impact in Iraq
The Turkish Parliament voted today to send
peacekeeping troops to Iraq. Gwen Ifill explores the implications in a conversation
with Bulent Aliriza, director of the Turkish Studies Program at the Center for
Strategic and International Studies, and Heath Lowry, professor of Ottoman and
Modern Turkish Studies at Princeton University.
Western regions of the United States continue to cope with
the decimation caused by the lack of rain. Ted Robbins of KUAT in Tucson, Ariz.,
provides an update on the drought.
Three scientists won the Nobel prize in physics today
for their research into the behavior of atoms and electrons at extremely low temperatures.
Ray Suarez interviews one of newest Nobel laureates, Anthony Leggett of the University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Naked in Baghdad
NPR senior foreign correspondent Anne Garrels gained
a unique experience as one of only 16 non-embedded U.S. journalists who remained
in Baghdad during the American-led attack on Iraq. Terence Smith speaks with Garrels
about her decision to remain in Baghdad, the challenges she faced as an un-embedded
female correspondent and her occasionally rocky encounters with the U.S. military,
as detailed in her new book, "Naked in Baghdad."