Dec. 12, 2005
Oregon Fights Meth Labs
In an attempt to crack down on the production of the highly-addictive and destructive drug methamphetamine, officials in Oregon tightened access to medicines containing pseudoephedrine, an ingredient found in many common medicines and a main component used to make the drug.
Dec. 1, 2005
Aids Epidemic Still Spreading
A World Health Organization initiative to provide anti-retroviral drugs to people with AIDS in low-income countries fell short of its goal of three million people by 2005. Two experts discuss the effectiveness of the initiative and the challenges of fighting the AIDS epidemic.
Sept. 22, 2005
New Orleans Prepares for Rita
Coast Guard Vice Adm. Thad Allen, the head of the federal government's Hurricane Katrina relief operation, discusses the continuing recovery effort in New Orleans and the potential danger of Hurricane Rita to the already crippled city.
Aug. 22, 2005
Northwest Workers on Strike
Maintenance workers at Northwest Airlines remained on strike for the third day on Monday after refusing to accept paycuts and layoffs. Following a background report, two experts discuss the implications of the strike for Northwest and the entire airline industry.
Aug. 15, 2005
Clearing the Air
Mayors across the country have united to pledge support for the Kyoto Protocol despite the Bush administration's concerns the treaty to curb greenhouse gases will hurt the U.S. economy.
Aug. 10, 2005
President Bush signed a $286.4 billion transportation bill Wednesday, which includes money for projects around the country. Following a background report, an expert discusses the bill's contents and the politics behind it.
July 21, 2005
Chinese Currency Change
The Chinese government said Thursday it is moving to a more flexible exchange system that ties its currency, the yuan, to a marketbasket of currencies rather than linking it at a fixed rate to the U.S. dollar. Experts assess the Chinese government's decision.
July 21, 2005
Four small explosions or attempted explosions temporarily shut down several London subway stations just after noon local time Thursday, on the two-week anniversary of four deadly blasts that killed 56 people. Following a background report, experts discuss whether the attacks are part of a larger pattern.
July 11, 2005
Search for Clues
British authorities continue to identify victims during their investigation of the July 7 London bombings of the subway system and a double-decker bus.
June 15, 2005
U.S. HIV Cases Top 1 Million
More than 1 million Americans are HIV-positive and an estimated 40,000 new infections occur each year, according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
June 1, 2005
Dutch Voters Reject EU Constitution at Polls
Voters in the Netherlands Wednesday rejected the proposed European Union Constitution. The EU Ambassador to the U.S. discusses the organization's future in the wake of the constitution's defeat at the hands of Dutch and French voters.
March 14, 2005
The NCAA Enacts New Academic Standards for Division I Sports Programs
The National Collegiate Athletic Association announced new academic guidelines for all Division I sports programs effective this December. The new policy holds universities accountable for the declining graduation rates and failing student athletes.
March 9, 2005
House Ways and Means Debates Social Security
The House Ways and Means Committee debated Social Security solvency in a hearing Wednesday. The comptroller general of the U.S., David Walker, testified that there is no immediate crisis but pushed Congress to act "sooner rather than later," arguing the remedies only become more painful the longer action is put off.
March 4, 2005
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Urges Syria Out of Lebanon
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice discusses Syria's presence in Lebanon, diplomatic efforts to end Iran's nuclear aspirations, the U.S. relationship with Europe, and her first months as America's top diplomat.
Feb. 23, 2005
A New Russia Emerges Under President Vladimir Putin
Fifteen years after the fall of the Soviet Union, Russian President Vladimir Putin has implemented policies that have completely transformed Russian life, business, and politics.
Nov. 26, 2004
Holiday Shopping Season Begins
Jeffrey Brown discusses the beginning of the holiday shopping season with two experts.
Nov. 17, 2004
Investigation into Painkiller Vioxx
Health correspondent Susan Dentzer reports on the investigation surrounding the failure of the arthritis drug, Vioxx.
Aug. 31, 2004
First Lady Laura Bush
First Lady Laura Bush on Tuesday night will make the case for why voters should reelect her husband during her speech at the Republican National Convention. Earlier Tuesday, Jim Lehrer spoke with Laura Bush about her address, the protests against the administration's policies and the presidential campaign.
Aug. 6, 2004
Job Numbers Spark Questions of Economic Growth
The latest employment numbers indicated that job growth continues to trail behind the growth of the overall economy. These statistics have caused some to question the strength of the economic recovery. Two economists assess the situation.
Aug. 5, 2004
Afghanistan Struggles to Build a Democracy
U.S. troops are struggling to defend an ostensive peace in Afghanistan that has grown more tense as the country prepares for an October election. Tom Bearden reports on efforts to rebuild the fragile democracy in Afghanistan.
July 29, 2004
Former Vice President Walter Mondale Addresses DNCC
Former Vice President Walter Mondale draws from his own experience as the 1984 Democratic presidential candidate to discuss the significance of presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry's acceptance speech.
July 28, 2004
Former Gov. Howard Dean Interview at Democratic National Convention
Former presidential candidate Howard Dean spoke at the National Democratic Convention Tuesday night. Jim Lehrer and Dean discuss the presidential election and the former Vermont governor's support of Sens. John Kerry and John Edwards.
July 28, 2004
Historians Discuss John Edwards and Role of Vice President
Vice presidential candidate John Edwards addressed delegates at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday. After a background report on Edwards, historians look at the role of the vice president in the election process.
July 27, 2004
Teresa Heinz Kerry Addresses Democratic Delegates
The last speaker Tuesday evening will be Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of John Kerry. She will take the stage tonight already flooded by a spotlight of controversy.
July 26, 2004
Former President Carter Speaks of State of Democratic Party
Following his speech to the convention, former President Carter talked with Jim Lehrer about the state of the Democratic Party and President Bush's foreign policy performance.
April 2, 2004
U.S. Jobs Jump
The Labor Department reported Friday that employers added 308,000 new jobs in nearly all major categories last month, causing the fastest rate of U.S. job creation since April 2000. Two economics experts take a closer look at the numbers and discuss what they may indicate for future job growth.
April 1, 2004
A month after rebel fighters forced former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide from power, security and stability still largely elude the island nation. U.N. special adviser on Haiti Reginald Dumas discusses the role the United Nations may play in restoring order and democracy to Haiti.
Dec. 23, 2003
The toy business has changed dramatically over the last ten years. Many traditional department stores no longer sell toys and this Christmas season many specialty toy stores are struggling to compete against discount stores such as Wal-Mart.
Nov. 26, 2003
Newsmaker Interview: William Donaldson
Paul Solman discusses the ongoing investigation into corporate misconduct in the mutual fund industry and efforts to protect investors with Securities and Exchange Commission head William Donaldson.
Nov. 4, 2003
Mutual Fund Fraud
During congressional hearings Tuesday, Securities and Exchange Commission officials said that they expect to charge more firms in their ongoing probe into abuses in the $7 trillion mutual fund industry. Financial experts analyze the impact of the testimonies and the SEC investigation.
Sept. 26, 2003
The Moussaoui Case
In an unusual twist, federal prosecutors asked a judge Thursday to dismiss the case against alleged Sept. 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui. Ray Suarez gets legal perspectives on the case.
July 25, 2003
Turmoil in Liberia
Ray Suarez speaks with New York Times correspondent Eric Schmitt about the president's decision to deploy troops to Liberia, their role in aiding West African peacekeepers and the Pentagon's reluctance to commit additional troops in the wake of the Iraq war.
April 16, 2003
Home Front Politics
Kwame Holman explores the debate in Congress over President Bush's tax plan and other domestic legislation.
Feb. 24, 2003
Funding Homeland Security
Margaret Warner talks with Governors Bill Richardson of New Mexico and John Rowland of Connecticut about the challenge of funding homeland security efforts in their states.
Jan. 9, 2003
Four freshman members of the House of Representatives discuss the start of the 108th Congress.
Dec. 3, 2002
The U.S. Supreme Court agrees to revisit the issue of race based admissions at state-funded colleges and universities.
Nov. 25, 2002
Protesting War with Iraq
As the possibility of war with Iraq looms, an anti-war movement is developing in the United States.
Nov. 5, 2002
Asst. Sec. of State James Kelly discusses the U.S. response to North Korea's secret nuclear weapons program.
Nov. 1, 2002
Two and a half years after Microsoft is found to be a monopoly, a federal judge endorses the software giant's antitrust settlement with the U.S. government.
Oct. 30, 2002
Close Gubernatorial Races
Experts discuss the gubernatorial races to watch on Election Day and their potential impact on the country's political picture.
Oct. 22, 2002
Elizabeth Farnsworth reports on how Turkey has contended with its role in the tensions surrounding a potential U.S.-led war with neighboring Iraq and examines the struggles of the Kurdish community living there.
Oct. 18, 2002
Two experts assess the debate over creating a national "ballistic fingerprint" database for guns sold in the United States.
Oct. 10, 2002
Reporters discuss whether several recent incidents and messages indicate a resurgence of the al-Qaida terrorist network.
Oct. 9, 2002
The Supreme Court today heard arguments whether Congress can extend copyright protections.
Sept. 18, 2002
A look at the second wave of voting problems in South Florida, despite the state's recent $32 million investment in new touch screen voting technology.
Sept. 16, 2002
Ray Suarez talks with analysts about the pay and perks given to the former head of General Electric, Jack Welch, and other corporate CEOs .
Aug. 21, 2002
Callled to Account
Terence Smith discusses former Enron financial executive Michael Kopper's guilty plea with Kurt Eichenwald from The New York Times and Robert Mintz, a former assistant U.S. attorney.
Aug. 15, 2002
How the faltering economy is causing deep problems for the nation's airlines, and potential remedies for the situation.
Aug. 12, 2002
Experts discuss new regulations announced by the Bush administration to govern the privacy of medical records.
Aug. 6, 2002
The Politics of Trade
Paul Solman reports on the ongoing international fight over the steel trade.