December 26, 2003
A powerful earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale
struck southeastern Iran Friday, toppling buildings and killing
thousands. Jeffrey Brown discusses the event with Farzad Naeim,
an earthquake engineer and vice president at John A. Martin and
Associates in Los Angeles.
The first confirmed case of mad cow disease in the United
States has spawned supermarket recalls, quarantined multiple calves
and stopped many countries from importing American beef. Gwen
Ifill gets perspective on the implications of mad cow disease
from Philip Seng, the president and CEO of the U.S. Meat Export
Federation, and Michael Hansen, senior research associate at Consumers
Paul Solman looks at a phenomenon called "The Paradox
of Choice," a problem even more common during the holiday
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist
David Brooks discuss the Democratic candidates, President Bush's
approval ratings, the war on terror and some of the biggest surprises
in politics this year.
The Eve of Destruction
Terence Smith talks to author Howard Blum about his book,
"The Eve of Destruction," a closer look at the Yom Kippur
December 24, 2003
Ray Suarez discusses what appears to be the first case of
mad cow disease in the United States with Dr. William Hueston,
the director of the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety at
the University of Minnesota, and Caroline Smith DeWaal, director
of food safety for the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
E-mail, used by almost 90 million Americans, has been changing
human communication for almost a decade. Terence Smith reports
on e-mail and its effects on American culture. This segment originally
aired Jan. 6, 2003.
New York Times columnist Tom Friedman discusses his recent
trips to Turkey and Poland, including the different perceptions
he came across in two of America's allies.
The latest snapshot from the 2004 campaign trail is from
Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., who recently spoke to voters in Salem,
Gwen Ifill talks to Adam Nicolson about his book "God's
Secretaries," an in-depth look at the work that went into
translating the King James Bible.
December 23, 2003
toy stores are offering deep discounts to assure they make shoppers' holiday lists
this year. Elizabeth Brackett reports that Wal-Mart has had a huge impact on merchandising
and pricing in what was once an industry of small, independently owned shops.
Margaret Warner looks back on the year of war and diplomacy
in a conversation with columnists Jim Hoagland of The Washington Post, Trudy Rubin
of The Philadelphia Inquirer and Andres Oppenheimer of The Miami Herald.
women have established themselves on the playing fields of America, but the professional
women's soccer league was forced to fold earlier this year. Kwame Holman reports
that female athletes and their promoters are taking their best shot to establish
financially viable women's athletic leagues.
A federal judge inoculated American soldiers against the Pentagon's policy of
mandatory anthrax vaccinations today. Ray Suarez discusses the controversial ruling
with Dr. William Winkenwerder, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs,
and Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Conn., chairman of a House subcommittee that investigated
the military's vaccination policy.
Conversation: Don Quixote
Last year, a panel of 100 writers from around the world picked "Don
Quixote" as the greatest novel of all time. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Edith Grossman,
who wrote the most-recent translation of Miguel de Cervantes' 17th-century Spanish