- Newsmaker: South Korea Rocked by Anti-American Demonstrations
The most intense anti-American demonstrations in recent years continue in South Korea, after two American GI-s were acquitted in a US court martial for negligent homicide in the killings of two Korean girls. Today, through his Ambassador, President Bush expressed -sadness and regret- for the incident. Jonathan Hilts Park is a news commentator with the Educational Broadcasting System in Seoul, South Korea.
- Reporters Notebook: Science and Religion Reconcile
The National Academy of Sciences once labeled religion and science -separate and mutually exclusive realms of human thought.- More recently, a leading astronomer stated that the Big Bang could only be understood as a -miracle.- Now, Gregg Easterbrook, contributing editor to The Atlantic Monthly, has written in the December issues of Wired magazine about cosmic coincidences and -the new convergence- between science and religion.
FROM THIS EPISODE
With the world-s only superpower getting mixed reviews for the war on terror and possible war on Iraq, what-s it like to celebrate a peculiarly American holiday overseas? In the Republic of Congo, life does not pause for Thanksgiving Day, but American expatriates plan to celebrate anyway. This year in Pakistan and Indonesia, Thanksgiving falls at a time when Americans are deeply worried about increased hostility. We hear about Thanksgiving Day in seven foreign locations, including some where Americans are popular-and some where they-re not. We also learn how to find turkeys in Moscow and cranberries in Frankfurt, and what it-s like to be the object of cultural curiosity in London and Bratislava, Slovakia.