- Newsmaker: Arafat: Should He Stay or Should He Go?
Some weeks ago, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon declared that Yasser Arafat had become "irrelevant" to the future of the Middle East. Now, as Arab leaders prepare for this week's summit in Beirut, the President of the Palestinian Authority is again center stage. Hugh Pope, of The Wall Street Journal, considers the consequences of Arafat's potential absence from the summit and the potential of the Saudi peace plan.
- Reporter's Notebook: African American Victories at the Oscars
Last night, the Motion Picture Academy made history. After Sidney Poitier's Oscar for lifetime achievement, Denzel Washington became the second African American to win the award for best actor, and Halle Berry the first Black woman ever to win best actress. Paula Woods, whose Stormy Weather traces the history of blacks in Hollywood, has more on the real-life Hollywood ending.
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