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December 1-5, 2003
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December 4, 2003
President Bush today lifted the tariffs on foreign steel
which he had imposed 20 months ago. Spencer Michels reports on
Lehrer discusses its impact with Leo Gerard, president of
the United Steelworkers of America, and Lewis Liebowitz, chief
counsel of the Consuming Industries Trade Action Coalition.
The NewsHour begins a series of snapshots of the 2004 presidential
candidates making their case to the voters with excerpts from
a recent Howard Dean appearance in Ottumwa, Iowa.
The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled last month that a state
ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, elevating the legal
and political debate over gay marriage to the national stage in
time for the 2004 election. Terence Smith discusses the issue
with editorial page editors John Diaz of the San Francisco Chronicle,
Bruce Dold of the Chicago Tribune, Michael Ryan of the Augusta
Chronicle in Georgia and Virginia Buckingham of the Boston Herald.