- Newsmaker: Taiwan Reaction to Arms Sales - President Bush has sent a mixed signal to China by agreeing to sell Taiwan eight diesel submarines and four guided-missile destroyers, but not ships equipped with advanced Aegis radar defense system. Nadia Tsao, of the Taipei Times, evaluates the significance of the arms deal for Taipei and Beijing.
- Reporter's Notebook: Is the Golden Age of TV Advertising Over? - In the early days of TV, even the news was marked by commercials. In the aftermath of the quiz show scandals, red-faced advertisers backed off. Now they're back in a way that has virtually erased the distinction between programming and commercials. Robert Thompson, who heads the Center for the Study of Popular Television, explains.
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