The body of Pope John Paul II was carried across St. Peter's Square through a massive crowd of mourners who broke into applause. It will lie in the Basilica until the funeral on Friday, and burial will be in a crypt below the cathedral. We get a report from Rome and talk with theologians and religious writers for about possible successors to the man who "seemed to inhabit his role- utterly," and the challenges facing the next leader of the world's one billion Roman Catholics. On future programs, we'll cover events in Rome and talk about the Roman Catholic Church in America and the rest of the world.
Possible successors to Pope John Paul II
- Reporter's Notebook: College Athletes Exploited
The NCAA basketball championship is a competitive tournament with high TV ratings means big money for the institutions involved. It also belies the continuing disparity between athletic performance and academic success. In 2001, the Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics recommended that only those teams that graduate 50% of their athletes be allowed to participate. By that standard, nearly two-thirds of this year's tournament teams--42 out of 65--would have been ineligible. We talk about charges of exploitation of college athletes with administrators of universities, their athletic departments and the NCAA, and the chairman of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics.
Arie's Monitor article on global reflection of Pope's legacy
Van Biema's article on Pope as defender of the faith
Knight Commission's 2001 report, 'A Call to Action: Reconnecting College Sports and Higher Education'
NCAA Academic Progress Report