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Congress has given President Bush the authority to use military force against Iraq, moving the US a giant step closer to war. But while Americans may rally behind such an effort, are we truly ready to sacrifice our children to unseat the Iraqi leader? Although Saddam Hussein-s military may be much weaker than it was in 1991 when US and allied forces sailed to victory in Desert Storm, there-s no way of telling what kind of chemical or biological assault Saddam might unleash if US ground troops are trying to capture him. We consider some of the possible military scenarios and potential costs of a US war with Iraq, with a former chief-of-staff for Naval Central Command, a foreign policy expert from the Brookings Institution, the editor of the Pew Research Center and a sociologist specialist in civilian-military relations.
Philip Bruce, news director for public television-s Life and Times, guest hosts.
  • Newsmaker: Jimmy Carter Wins Politicized Nobel Peace Prize
    Former President Jimmy Carter has won the Nobel Peace Prize for his -tireless efforts- to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts. The chairman of the Nobel committee said that the prize was intended as a rebuke on President Bush-s posturing toward war. Kjell-Arild Nilsen of the Norsk Telegram Bureau, Norway-s largest news agency, has more on the prestigious award and the chairman-s controversial statement.
  • Reporter's Notebook: The Advertising Myth of -18 to 34-
    Everywhere you look, it-s the baby boomers versus the youngsters. Why do advertisers spend so much trying to attract the young when it-s the over-50 crowd that-s spending all the money? Jonathan Dee, a contributor to the New York Times Magazine, shares his findings about advertisers- fascination with the young and the beautiful in -The Myth of 18 to 34,- which appears in this Sunday-s magazine.
Philip Bruce, Director of News and Public Affairs at KCET, leads the daily operations of the station's award-winning Life & Times. The veteran TV journalist has earned two Golden Mikes and four Emmy nominations for outstanding news reporting at KCET.

Prior to coming to public television, Bruce was a staff reporter for KTLA's News at Ten in Los Angeles and served for nearly a decade as an award-winning Washington bureau chief and national political correspondent for CBS in Houston, Texas. Bruce, who has covered every Presidential race since 1980, has also reported on the flood of refugees from the war in Bosnia, toured Vietnam with former US soldiers and Vietnamese expatriates, and covered the fall of Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega. The Arkansas native is married to a Los Angeles television news producer.

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