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Week of December 2, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

FAREWELL
After 15 months, THE JOURNAL EDITORIAL REPORT signs off PBS with parting thoughts and a few words of gratitude

LEAD STORY
Reviewing the Record -- The panel looks back at key issues covered in the program to offer story updates and to evaluate what progress has been made

BRIEFING & OPINION
Online Selects -- A selection of the year's book excerpts, photo essays, Q&A's and editorial cartoons

TONY & TACKY
Floats Like a Butterfly -- A dancing Native American mascot and a lawsuit reprieve for a reckless M&M


Week of November 25, 2005

LEAD STORY
Supreme Court TV -- Conservative and liberal pressure groups take the fight over nominee Sam Alito to television

BRIEFING & OPINION
Abusing the System -- Asbestos lawsuits may bankrupt an entire industry even though there is no proof that many people suing for damages have been, or will be made, sick by exposure to asbestos

TONY & TACKY
Giving Thanks -- On a Thanksgiving weekend, remembering servicemen and women far from home, doing some indisputably good work


Week of November 18, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Torturous Debate -- Which of America's enemies should get the protection given to prisoners of war? What is torture and is it ever justified?

BRIEFING & OPINION
Blight in the Eye of the Beholder -- When, if ever, should the government be allowed to seize citizens' private property for economic development?

TONY & TACKY
Mother Knows Best -- Straightening the curvy spine


Week of November 11, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Ahmed Chalabi On Iraq's Future -- The Iraqi deputy prime minister on his rocky past with the Bush Administration, present realities in Iraq and future priorities for the Iraqi people

BRIEFING & OPINION
GOP Wake-Up Call Or No Biggie? -- Significance of the elections in New Jersey, Virginia and California

TONY & TACKY
Outrage & Its Many Outlets -- The ballot box, local school board and streets of France


Week of November 4, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
It Fits On An Index Card -- Who will benefit and who may be hurt by tax reform

BRIEFING & OPINION
CA, VA & NJ -- A look at elections in California, New Jersey and Virginia

TONY & TACKY
How Do You Spell Relief? -- Removing politics from pop music and from the effort to eradicate malaria


Week of October 28, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Nevermind -- Harriet Miers withdraws after it becomes clear she is not making headway against the opposition to her nomination from all sides

BRIEFING & OPINION
Eeny, Meenie, Minie, Moe -- Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald seeks an indictment of I. Lewis Libby in connection to the leak of a CIA officer's identity, but not Karl Rove

TONY & TACKY
Baseball and Democracy -- Ultimately worthwhile pursuits, even if it means getting a runny nose, or listening to opinions you may not agree with


Week of October 21, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Turn the Page -- Squeezed hard by foreign automakers, GM and the United Auto Workers get together to slash the cost of health benefits

BRIEFING & OPINION
Busy Week for Lawyers -- The trial of Saddam Hussein begins in Baghdad, the White House defends Harriet Miers and a special prosecutor mulls the fate of Karl Rove and I. Lewis Libby

TONY & TACKY
Lend Them a Hand -- And they take your arm. Agriculture expert Robert Mugabe offers advice to the U.N., Barry Bonds' trainer gets jail time and the U.S. rejects British MRE's for Katrina victims


Week of October 14, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Progress in Iraq -- Scholar Fouad Ajami joins the panel to discuss the vote on Iraq's new constitution

BRIEFING & OPINION
Flu Shot Shortage -- How prepared is the U.S. to handle an avian flu pandemic?

TONY & TACKY
Nah, Nah, Nah, Nah! -- Sassy Smurfs under fire, the Nobel Prize lit winner should stick to fiction and Laura Bush stands by her husband's pick for the Supreme Court

PHOTO ESSAY
Not Just in Asia -- A photo essay of recent avian flu developments around the world


Week of October 7, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
The President's Pick -- Who is Harriet Miers and why are many of the president's supporters unhappy with his choice?

BRIEFING & OPINION
Katrina & U.S. Energy Supplies -- The country's precarious supply of energy

TONY & TACKY
Sticks & Stones -- People, from Bill Bennett to Charlie Rangel, say the darndest things. Merriam-Webster puts them in the big book


Week of September 30, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Tom DeLay Indicted -- House Majority Leader Delay leaves his leadership post this after being indicted on charges of conspiring to break election laws

BRIEFING & OPINION
Doctor-Assisted Suicide Debate -- A report on an issue soon to appear before the Supreme Court

TONY & TACKY
American Realities -- A Playmate's sordid squabble before the Supreme Court, Louisiana's governor asks for money and the media unhelpfully hypes natural disasters


Week of September 23, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Paying for Katrina -- Congress must offset spending with cuts elsewhere, but where?

BRIEFING & OPINION
Liberal Intolerance? -- Are conservative students being oppressed on U.S. campuses? Is an Academic Bill of Rights needed to protect them?

TONY & TACKY
Sky's the Limit -- Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal's legacy, JetBlue's happy ending and Bill Clinton's generosity


Week of September 16, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Judge Roberts Takes His Stand -- To stand mostly by that which has been decided on key issues such as abortion and civil rights

BRIEFING & OPINION
The Work of Recovery -- President Bush outlines his plans for the reconstruction of the Gulf Coast

TONY & TACKY
No Business Like Hoe Business -- Prairie Home Companion parody, religion and John Roberts and Kofi's job security


Week of September 9, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
The President at a Crossroads -- Hurricane Katrina intensifies challenges facing President Bush on both the domestic and foreign fronts

EDITORIAL CARTOONS
A Full Plate -- A survey of editorial cartoons covering Hurricane Katrina and other items on the president's to-do list from Social Security to the Supreme Court

TONY & TACKY
The Bard and The Saints -- Shakespeare captivates Kabul, the NFL Saints go marching out and Ground Zero as cautionary tale


Week of August 26, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
We the People -- Shiites, Kurds and Sunnis struggle to reach consensus on the issue of federalism and the role of Islam in the new constitution

PHOTO ESSAY
Towards a Constitution -- Images of recent events in Iraq

TONY & TACKY
Le Gotcha! -- French newspaper L'Equipe accuses Lance Armstrong of doping and dope-friendly Stones bash neocons


Week of August 19, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Progress Polls & PR -- Causes and consequences of decreasing public support for the war in Iraq

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Truth or Tactic? -- Iranians say they want nuclear power only for peaceful purposes; not everyone believes them

TONY & TACKY
No Small Sacrifice -- Tough spots for school children and settlers

EDITORIAL CARTOONS
Comic Comments -- Cartoonists' views on the nuclear ambitions of Iran and North Korea.


Week of August 5, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Coffee is Best Served Hot -- How contentious tort cases such as medical malpractice or defective product suits hijack justice

BOOK EXCERPT
COLLAPSE OF THE COMMON GOOD -- Author and program guest Philip Howard argues that the U.S. justice system compromises fairness by taking individual rights to illogical extremes

TONY & TACKY
Environments Virtual & Real -- Staking claims in the digital and natural realms


Week of July 29, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
A Few Diffused, Faint Clues -- Senate Democrats seek hints about the character of John Roberts Jr. in his past case files

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Could Be Better -- If the economy is so strong, why are Americans so grim?

TONY & TACKY
Peace Ride or Ego Trip -- Soupy ice cream and dubious bus tours


Week of July 22, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Supreme Shoo-in? -- President Bush nominates John Roberts Jr. to replace Sandra Day O'Connor

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Nuclear Option -- How a new energy bill might revive construction of nuclear power plants

TONY & TACKY
Oompa Loompa Doompety Da -- Reruns, Guns and German Laws




Week of July 15, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Who Leaked What and Why? -- Karl Rove faces accusations he leaked the identity of a CIA agent

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Medical Wild Cards -- A review of the medical benefits and ethical issues surrounding embryonic stem-cell research

TONY & TACKY
Life is Like Golf -- The Underground bombing investigation, President Bush defends an Iranian dissident and Jack Nicklaus' final major tour

Q & A
Unique Potential of Stem Cells - Geneticist Dr. Janet Rowley on the science of embryonic stem cells




Week of July 8, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Terrorism in the European Union -- Impact of deadly attacks on civilians in London

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Caution or China-Bashing? -- CNOOC's bid to take over Unocal causes some national security concerns

TONY & TACKY
He Cooked His Goose -- Jacques Chirac on national cuisine. Who's the shiftiest of them all?


Week of July 1, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Here Retires a Good Judge -- Justice Sandra Day O'Connor resigns from the Supreme Court

BRIEFING AND OPINION
A Day in the Life of Iraq -- A review of progress and setbacks

TONY & TACKY
Live Free or Die -- Populist revolt over a Supreme court ruling on eminent domain

SPEECH
President Bush on Iraq and the Global War on Terror


Week of June 24, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
See Some Evil -- Condoleezza Rice challenges the leaders of Egypt and Saudi Arabia to embrace democracy

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Nice Concept, Needs Work -- A review of Colorado's Taxpayer Bill Of Rights

TONY & TACKY
Obnoxious Self-Expression -- Speech is free, listening optional

Q&A
TABOR Belt Way Too Tight -- Director of the Bell Policy Center and the executive vice president of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce


Week of June 17, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Eureka: Let the People Decide -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger orders a special election in November

BRIEFING AND OPINION
U.N. Developments -- Annan under scrutiny, Congress threatens to withhold money

TONY & TACKY
Mourir pour le Coca-Cola? -- Former French President Francois Mitterand and New Jersey


Week of June 10, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
A Head Start -- President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair agreed to a plan that would cancel about $17 billion in debt owed by 18 of the poorest countries

BRIEFING AND OPINION
I Choose to Object to Your Choice -- Pharmacists claim a right to refuse to dispense the morning-after pill

TONY & TACKY
Whodunit? -- Why, white evil lazy dudes in the White House, natch, say Democratic Party leader Howard Dean and crime writers on German public television

Q&A
Pharmacist Ron Stephens says he conscientiously objects to emergency contraception, Planned Parenthood's Stephani Cox says his refusal is more akin to dereliction of duty

PHOTOESSAY
A photo essay of some of the challenges facing Africa

Week of June 3, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Up, Up & Away -- Is the real estate market bubbling or frothing?

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Week in News -- Deep Throat outed, a "non" and "nee" to the European constitution and a new SEC chairman

TONY & TACKY
Yuckos -- Oil tycoon sentenced for fraud, Japanese shed ties for global warming

EDITORIAL CARTOONS
Comic Comments -- Cartoonists' takes on week's news: French vote on the EU constitution, Deep Throat, stem-cell research

Week of May 27, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Ambiguous Advances: What does the filibuster compromise mean for President Bush's judicial nominees?

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Monkey See, Monkey Do? -- A Dover school board inserts "intelligent design" into its curriculum.

TONY & TACKY
The Art of Self-promotion -- John McCain plugs his latest pic and Paris Hilton, author, proves ambidextrous.

Q&A
Evolution vs. Intelligent Design -- Is Darwin going down the tubes? Or is the case against evolution nonsense?

Week of May 20, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Week in News: The Senate battle over judges and the $295 billion highway bill

TONY & TACKY
George & Jane Got Gall -- Sputtering Scottish MP, expensive diversity and a Fonda film unpopular with vets

Q&A
Airline Vet -- Retired United employee George Gardiner has seen the human toll of the industry's turmoil

Week of May 13, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Shifting Forces -- The Pentagon recommends closing 33 major facilities, and reorganizing others

LEAD STORY
Sub Shipyard Faces Cut -- Maine's Portsmouth Naval Shipyard vows to fight closure

BRIEFING AND OPINION
This Week in News -- United Airlines unloads pension obligations, Republican George Voinovich slams John Bolton, GE discovers "Green is Green"

TONY & TACKY
Rising Costs of Freedom, Fries -- Ground Zero's Freedom Tower, evacuation of the White House and a fast food tax


Week of May 6, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Filibuster Test -- Looming Senate showdown over judges: judicial merits of nominees, constitutional arguments and political stakes

BRIEFING AND OPINION
This Week in News -- Tony Blair wins a third term, IBM cuts its workforce in Western Europe and a Abu Ghraib defendant changes her plea

TONY & TACKY
Prole Model? -- Millionaire Yao Ming may not be a model prole, but he makes an excellent impression on Westerners

PHOTOESSAY
A Mixed Victory -- A photo essay of the British General Election


Week of April 29, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Personality or Foreign Policy? -- What's behind the controversy over John Bolton's nomination to be ambassador to the U.N.?

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Body Mass Report Card -- A report on efforts in Arkansas to reign in childhood obesity

TONY & TACKY
Puppets, Pork and Pathos -- Immigration, post-9/11 security funds and pathetic defense arguments

Q&A
Inform Thyself -- Surgeon General Richard Carmona argues that health literacy, not government regulation, is the key to a healthier, slimmer population


Week of April 22, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Ethical Lapses, Perceived and Real -- Debating the ethical charges against Tom Delay

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Growing Pains in China -- The world's second superpower challenges the United States and its allies

TONY & TACKY
The Finish Line -- John Bolton, Lance Armstrong and Kiev County, Washington

PHOTOESSAY
Face-offs & Saving Face -- A photo essay of some of the events causing an upsurge of Chinese nationalism and a backlash against historic foes, the Japanese


Week of April 15, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Max Tax -- The future of the Alternative Minimum Tax

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Utah to Feds: Hands Off Our Ed

TONY & TACKY
Justice for All -- Spammers, music pirates and immigrants


Week of April 8, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Your Bodies, Yourselves -- Examining the pros and cons of consumer health care

BRIEFING AND OPINION
21st Century Health Plan -- One company's consumer health experiment

CULTURAL DIVIDE
A Pulitzer for Criticism -- Film reviews by WSJ critic Joe Morgenstern

TONY & TACKY
Off Course -- Activist pharmacists


Week of April 1, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
U.N. Report Card -- Kofi cleared, but reform required

BRIEFING AND OPINION
By Hook or by Very Long Speech -- Challenges to the filibuster

Perspectives: Pope John Paul II



Week of March 25, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Right to Live and Die -- The Terri Shiavo case sparks debate

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Who decides? -- The proper forum to debate the right to die

TONY & TACKY
A Light from Above -- Extrasolar glow, snowball rage


Week of March 18, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Budget Battles -- Test of Republican fiscal restraint

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Iran, the Bomb and the Future of Nuclear Energy Controls

TONY & TACKY
Conflicting Loyalties -- Semper fi, solidarity and St. Paddy's Day


Week of March 11, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Under the Ethicscope - CEOs and changing ethical standards

BRIEFING AND OPINION
The Way It Is - The state of journalism today

TONY & TACKY
Public Scoldings -- Steroids bad, getting serious good

Q&A
Listen. Really Listen - NEW YORKER media writer Ken Auletta on journalism


Week of March 4, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Why the Rush -- Social Security reform

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Rewards and Risks -- The Chilean pension system

TONY & TACKY
Solo Spirits -- Wise investments, fine wine and derring-do

Q&A
Chilean Lessons - Jose Pinera, architect of Chile's retirement system and Fabio Bertranou, of the U.N. International Labour Organization


Week of February 25, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Good Old Europe -- President Bush brushes up on his diplomacy

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Hotel Rwanda -- The genocide in Rwanda offers lessons for Darfur

TONY & TACKY
Queens' Prerogative -- Royal we and NYC borough decline invitations

EDITORIAL CARTOONS
President Bush's Trip to Europe


Week of February 18, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Focus: Foreign Policy -- World events force the U.S. to think globally

BRIEFING AND OPINION
War of Words -- Free speech controversies on campus spark debate

TONY & TACKY
Thin Ice -- The Gates, a defense attorney faces time and no go for the NHL


Week of February 11, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Chief Ethical Officers? -- Fallen CEO's, individual failure or systemic malaise

BRIEFING AND OPINION
National Security Survey -- Post 9/11 security, profiling pros and cons

TOP 10
Ten recommendations on "How to Fight Terror While Preserving Liberty."

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Securing the Skies -- Airport security

TONY & TACKY
Highs and Lows -- Pricey pills, droopy pants


Week of February 4, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Social Security Reform -- President Bush asks Congress to join reform effort

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Democracy for All -- Specifics on spreading freedom in the Middle East

TONY & TACKY
A Word's Worth -- Pictures say more than 1,000


Week of January 28, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
A Pivotal Election -- Iraq election could decide chances for democracy

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Anchors Aweigh in Iraq -- Evaluating network coverage

TONY & TACKY
A & Q -- A is for annoying


Week of January 21, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Liberty at Home and Abroad -- President Bush's second inaugural address

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Second Terms -- Can Bush escape the curse of the second term?

BRIEFING AND OPINION
55th Inaugural Address -- Text and video of the inaugural speech

TONY & TACKY
Schools of Thought -- Controversial concepts in academia


Week of January 14, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Judges Unfettered -- Supreme Court decides sentencing guidelines are advisory not compulsory

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Making Sense of Immigration -- President Bush's guest worker program

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Vital Infusion or Perilous Invasion? -- Border states bear brunt of immigration

TONY & TACKY
Unmasked Men -- A president is outed and a commentator co-opted for political reasons


Week of January 7, 2005

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Rules of Interrogation -- Confirmation hearings for Alberto Gonzales

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Energy Independence -- Alternative energy options, hydrogen and nuclear power

TONY & TACKY
Second Chances -- Losing Viktor and anti-Allegiance atheist take their cases to court


Week of December 17, 2004

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Securing Homeland Help -- Bernard Kerik derailed by nanny scandal

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Staffing the Iraq War -- Larger implications for Armed Forces

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Recruiting the Guard -- Pivotal role played by Guard in Iraq discourages some

TONY & TACKY
Speaking of Hawks -- When bird-watching is better than reading steamy novels


Week of December 10, 2004

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
A Swinging Holiday -- Extreme separation of church and state

BRIEFING AND OPINION
New Drug Approval -- Vioxx troubles raise new concerns about drug approval process

TONY & TACKY
Good Guys, Bad Guys -- Confusion in the White House, hypocrisy in the Kremlin and mafia in Mosul


Week of December 3, 2004

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
A Call for Reform -- Report recommends change at the United Nations

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Crisis in Ukraine -- Ukrainians took to the street to protest crooked elections

ONE ON ONE
Carl Gershman -- President of the National Endowment for Democracy

TONY & TACKY
No Good Deed -- Goes unpunished

BOOK EXCERPT
THE CASE FOR DEMOCRACY: THE POWER OF FREEDOM TO OVERCOME TYRANNY & TERROR

PHOTO ESSAY
People Power in Ukraine


Week of November 26, 2004

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
State of the Culture -- Is it possible to be free marketeers and cultural conservatives at the same time?

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Coarsening of America -- Exit polls indicate that many feel the U.S. is getting crasser

TONY & TACKY
Behavior Good & Bad -- Overpaid athletes, confrontational hosts and a singular CEO

BOOK EXCERPT
WORD SPY: THE WORD LOVER'S GUIDE TO MODERN CULTURE


Week of November 19, 2004

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Saddam's Scam -- How did the Iraqi leader pocket $21 billion from oil smuggling and from the Oil for Food program?

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Iran's Nuclear Program -- Iranians agree to a temporary freeze on uranium enrichment

PHOTO ESSAY
Up in Arms -- Photos track the building of Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant

Q & A
Six Key Questions -- Executive director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center offers insight into Iran's nuclear status


Week of November 12, 2004

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Security & Liberty -- A federal ruling on Guantanamo and the resignation of John Ashcroft spark discussion

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Rx: Drug Reimportation -- High prescription drug costs in the U.S. have Americans looking for alternatives

TONY AND TACKY
Go Wash the Dog -- What's a guy to do when screaming and cussing aren't allowed?

BOOK EXCERPT
POWERFUL MEDICINES -- Excerpt "Granny as Cross-Border Drug Trafficker"


Week of November 5, 2004

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Second Term Agenda -- Mandate is the word, does President Bush have one?

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Promises & Politics -- Republican Vin Weber and Democrat Bill Galston predict what campaign promises will be kept

TONY AND TACKY
Election Emotions -- The presidential elections leave some awestruck, others annoyed and alarmed

BOOK EXCERPT
STEALING ELECTIONS: HOW VOTER FRAUD THREATENS OUR DEMOCRACY


Week of October 29, 2004

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Fingers Crossed -- Polls, provisional and absentee ballots suggest election could be a nailbiter

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Electoral Guinea Pig -- Colorado attempts to reform the electoral college

TONY AND TACKY
Take a Bow -- Tonies for a contrite CEO and the long-suffering American electorate

PHOTO ESSAY
First Votes -- From Camp Eagle Baghdad to New Dehli India, Americans make extra effort to vote


Week of October 22, 2004

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
An Open Secret -- John Kerry charges that the president is trying to privatize Social Security

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Medical Liability Crisis -- How widespread is the problem and what is the impact on care?

BOOK EXCERPT
MEDICAL ERROR: WHAT DO WE KNOW? WHAT DO WE DO?

ONE ON ONE
Country Tom, City Tom -- Kimberley Strassel on South Dakota's Tom Daschle

TONY AND TACKY
Intercession & Interference -- Some intervention is desirable, even divine, other interference is simply meddlesome


Week of October 15, 2004

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
A Clear Choice -- The candidates establish their philosophical and ideological differences in the last debate

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Election Specials -- Will voters' anxieties about the economy impact their choices in November?

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Top 10 Debate Strategies -- Rhetorical lessons learned from decades of political oratory

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Gut-Check on the Economy -- Residents of Hartford, Connecticut, share their concerns

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE
LAST WORD -- Excerpts and video clips of the final presidential debate

TONY AND TACKY
Two Hands Clapping -- Applause for the Afghan election and a prize-winning economist, two thumbs down for Senator John Edwards' campaign claim

PHOTO ESSAY
Afghanistan Vote


Week of October 8, 2004

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries and link to real video of the program

LEAD STORY
Round Two in St. Louis -- Second presidential debate gave undecided voters a chance to question candidates directly

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Election Specials -- Debates present and past

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Top 10 Debate Strategies -- Rhetorical lessons learned from decades of political oratory

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Vice-Presidential Debate -- Video clips and excerpts from the October 5 debate


Week of October 1, 2004

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Showdown in Miami -- Voters give the win to Kerry

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Debate in Perspective -- A return to the Lehigh Valley to quiz undecided voters on the first debate

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE
Video clips and excerpts of the September 30 debate in Miami

TONY AND TACKY
Bad Advice -- Our panel pans business leaders, politicians and one former U.S. president.


Week of September 24, 2004

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
War Referendum -- John Kerry offers a "minimalist" alternative to President Bush's war on terror.

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Security at Stake -- The candidates as commander-In-chief

POLL
NBC NEWS/WALL STREET JOURNAL -- Poll shows the president leading John Kerry by a slim margin

TONY AND TACKY
A Totally Tony Week -- A good week for a ruthless despot and a tell-all socialite, persona non grata for a musical Cat


Week of September 17, 2004

FRONT PAGE
Section summaries, video segments and transcripts

LEAD STORY
Violence in Iraq -- How is the rash of attacks in Iraq challenging plans to bring stability?

BRIEFING AND OPINION
Swing District -- The undecided voters of the Lehigh Valley

ONE ON ONE
Iran and Nuclear Arms -- Robert Pollock discusses threat of nuclear power in hands of rogue regimes

TONY AND TACKY
A Totally Tony Week -- Dogs who shoot back, homeowners who ride out hurricanes and cars, cars, cars for everyone!!!