- Newsmaker: Is Somalia Next in the War on Terrorism? - The hunt for Osama bin Laden continues in Afghanistan, but the Bush administration already is considering where to go next. Stephen Fidler, US diplomatic editor of The Financial Times, reports that UN officials have been meeting with Somali warlords who have moved into the governmental vacuum of that failed state.
- Reporter's Notebook: New York City Three Months After September 11 - It's been three months to the day since September 11. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Laurie Garret lives in New York. She takes us to where the damage was worst and the impact greatest, then finds hope in the city's new billion-dollar mayor and an unlikely alliance that's expected to help rebuild New York.
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