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Just last week, track star Marion Jones filed a $25 million defamation suit against the man who said on national television that he saw her injecting herself with illegal human growth hormone. This allegation is just the latest in a series of reports about steroid use among professional athletes that we read on a daily basis. Today, teenagers are emulating their heroes in every way. Each year, 300,000 high school kids are building their bodies through creative chemistry, not just for sports performance, but for less fat and more muscle. How out of control are they? How many fans will turn their backs on our great champions as we discover them to be cheats? Guest host Diana Nyad discusses an ancient practice that appears to be turning into an epidemic, with doctors, victims, doping experts, sports historians and ethicists.
  • Making News: Fifty Suspects Held in Connection with Najaf Bombing
    Car bombs exploded near holy shrines in Najaf and Karbala Sunday, killing more than 60 people and injuring hundreds. In Baghdad, rebels pulled election officials from their cars and shot them to death on the street. Senator John Warner, just back from Iraq only weeks before January's election, expressed concern about security and, President Bush today acknowledged the situation as problematic, as we hear from Anthony Shadid of the Washington Post.
  • Reporter's Notebook: The Best of Science 2004
    Scientists are obsessed with the search for life elsewhere in the universe. This year, NASA celebrated a milestone discovery in that probe with two of their Rover robots to Mars. Scientists behind project were thrilled when Rovers Opportunity and Spirit found unmistakable evidence of water, indicating possible life. Dr. Joy Crisp, project scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California has more.
Guest host Diana Nyad holds the world record for the longest swim without the aid of a cage -- from Bimini to Florida, 102.5 miles! She was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2002. She's a business sports columnist for Marketplace, and has served as senior sports correspondent for Fox News, and hosted her own show on CNBC. She's written three books, Other Shores, Basic Training and The Keyshawn Johnson Story.

President Bush's press conference

Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2004

Major League Baseball on mandatory steroid testing

National Football League on retroactive THG testing

TTP segment on sluggers and steroids (Dec 3)

US Anti-Doping Agency

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