- Newsmaker: Profile of Middle East Envoy, General Anthony Zinni
Retired Marine General Anthony Zinni, President Bush's point man for ending the fighting between Israel and the Palestinians, has arrived in the Middle East. Mark Thompson of Time magazine offers a profile of the outspoken Philadelphia native with the hands-on attitude who's respected by Palestinians and Israelis for his work in Somalia, Iraq and Vietnam.
- Reporter's Notebook: March Madness, African American Players and Academic Fraud
College basketball means big money and zero graduation rates for many athletes. Such academic fraud is a familiar story, but seldom has it been exposed dramatically by a TV network that profits from airing college athletics. On Friday, March 22, ESPN will rebroadcast a tough investigative report on the academic performance of players at 36 schools in the NCAA's Division I. Bob Ley anchors ESPN's Outside the Lines.
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