High-speed Internet connections promise a whole new way of life: instant movies, kitchens that think, even -smart toilets- that examine bodily wastes. Hundreds of thousands of miles of fiber-optic cable are now in place-but promoters insist that the -last mile- required for universal hook-up is being stymied by too much government regulation. Could reforms in Broadband bring America out of recession? Are tax-breaks and subsidies needed? Or has the promise of Broadband gone unfilled because consumers don-t want it?
- Newsmaker: SLA-s Sara Jane Olson Pleads Guilty, Blaming 9/11 Impact On Juries
It was supposed to be the trial of the decade in Los Angeles, but a woman accused of attempted terrorism 27 years ago decided not to leave her fate in the hands of a post 9.11 jury. (Originally broadcast on November 1, 2001)
- Reporter's Notebook: Death of Paul Hume, The Music Critic Who Upset Truman - Some 51 years ago, the music critic for The Washington Post outraged Harry Truman with a lackluster review of a vocal recital by the then-President's daughter. Stephen Hess, advisor to several presidents, recalls the review and controversial publication of Truman's fiery response to critic Paul Hume who died this week at the age of 85. (Originally broadcast on November 28, 2001)