- Newsmaker: There was deadly violence today when a suspected Palestinian gunmen killed an Israeli soldier in the heart of Jerusalem and another in the Eastern part of the city. The Israeli government retaliated with helicopter gunships that fired rockets at political and police headquarters in three Palsetinian cities. Yosi Katz, a member of Israel's Knesset and member of Prime Minister Barak's Labor Party, talks to us about Barak's struggles with the peace process, violence, and attempts to form a coalition government.
- Reporter's Notebook: American school children are taught that the Statue of Liberty was a gift from the French nation to the people of New York, designed to personify America's offer of freedom to immigrants from all over the world. Albert Boime, Professor of Art History at UCLA, debunks this popular myth telling us that the Statue of Liberty may tell us more about 19th Century France.
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