- Newsmaker: Dutch Government Resigns over Srebrenica Massacre
The government of the Netherlands collapsed today, with all members of Prime Minister Wim Kok's three-party coalition resigning from their cabinet jobs. Their action came in the aftermath of a recent report on the Dutch Army's failure to stop a 1995 massacre of some 7500 Muslims in the Bosnian city of Srebrenica. From The Hague, Marcel Van de Hoef reports on the resignations and their impact on upcoming elections.
- Reporter's Notebook: The Shape of Life
The Shape of Life is an eight-part TV series by the producers of many National Geographic specials. But this PBS series deals with creatures considerably less charismatic than polar bears. Executive producer Mark Shelley shares the joy and challenge of exploring the earliest forms of life and making interesting television out of uninteresting creatures.
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