- Making News: 'Superman' and Stem Cell Research Advocate Christopher Reeve Dies
He was the "man of steel" who turned tragedy into an extraordinary display of personal courage. After a fall from a horse broke his neck and left him paralyzed from the waste down, Christopher Reeve still was able to act and direct, and to crusade world wide on behalf of spinal chord research. Reeve died yesterday from cardiac failure after a pressure wound became infected. He was 52. Adrian Havill is the author of Man of Steel: The Career and Courage of Christopher Reeve
- Reporter's Notebook: The Automotive War in Baghdad
It sounded like a great idea for a story in the Los Angeles Times. Send Pulitzer Prize-winner Dan Neil, who writes about cars, to Baghdad, where surface transportation is a matter for the protected and the unprotected. Neil has more on the tense mood, terrible traffic and other elements of the automotive war in Baghdad.
FROM THIS EPISODE
More From To the Point
US elections: How far have we come since Bush v. Gore? This program began in the year 2000 with coverage of the contested election of President George W. Bush. Changes in the following 17 years were supposed to improve the integrity of the electoral process. Is the "guarantee" that every American has the right to vote more — or less — a reality?
LATEST BLOG POSTS
Cartoonist Roz Chast on Manhattan: ‘I feel more alive when I’m there’ Part of the pleasure of reading Roz Chast’s cartoons in the New Yorker is realizing your life isn’t so miserable after all. Her characters live in a world filled with… Read More
Handlebar’s Sandra Adu Zelli on the 5 best ingredients for a kickass winter salad People in Santa Barbara aren’t used to standing in line. The one exception may be Handlebar Coffee Roasters, where it’s common to see cyclists and hipsters waiting out the door.… Read More