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  • March 8, 2004  

    Martha Stewart was convicted for lying to prosecutors over a personal stock trade. Other CEOs are facing criminal prosecution for defrauding their companies or increased public scrutiny of their management techniques. Margaret Warner gets perspectives from three business experts. Continue reading

  • March 8, 2004  

    The former chief justice of the Haitian Supreme Court was sworn in as the new president of Haiti. But Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who fled an armed rebellion more than a week ago, insisted that he is still president. Ray Suarez gets an update from New York Times correspondent Lydia Polgreen. Continue reading

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    President Bush’s reelection campaign came under fire Friday, as some families of Sept. 11 victims and firefighters protested that the new TV commercials using images from the terror attacks were exploiting the tragedy for political gain. Continue reading

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    The jury in the trial of Martha Stewart found the domestic guru guilty Friday on four counts of obstructing justice related to the investigation of her suspicious sale of ImClone stock. Continue reading

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    Haitian officials have launched the first steps toward assembling a new government that incorporates input from the political opposition, as U.S. military forces took to patrolling the streets of the capital Port-au-Prince. Continue reading

  • March 5, 2004  

    In part two of a special report on the released tapes of the late Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, two legal experts discuss what the Blackmun papers say about the inner-workings of the Supreme Court. Continue reading

  • March 5, 2004  

    In the second report on the late Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun’s oral history tapes, the justice talks about two key decisions during his tenure and some of his colleagues in the court’s chambers Continue reading

  • March 5, 2004  

    A federal jury in New York City found home decorating guru and publisher Martha Stewart guilty of four counts of conspiracy, making false statements and obstructing justice. Terence Smith speaks with New York Times correspondent Constance Hays about the verdict. Continue reading

  • March 5, 2004  

    The Labor Department released a report Friday showing that job growth all but stalled in February. The nation’s payrolls grew by just 21,000, falling more than 100,000 jobs short of the figure originally anticipated. Economists assess what the latest numbers suggest about the state of the nation’s economic health. Continue reading

  • March 5, 2004  

    Jim Lehrer continues the discussion about the Blackmun papers, the troubling situation in Haiti and election 2004 with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks. Continue reading