- Newsmaker: Global Forces Continue Build-up at Iraqi Border
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld repeated today that war with Iraq is a last resort, and not -inevitable.- Yet, America-s troop buildup continues, and today Britain said it will mobilize 1500 soldiers. Elizabeth Manning, who covers the Pentagon as deputy foreign editor for United Press International, offers an update on the actions and reactions of France and the United Kingdom.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Remembering Hollywood Legends George Roy Hill and Conrad Hall
In 1969, the Oscar winning Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid made a star out of an unknown Robert Redford. In the past two weeks, both the director and cinematographer have died. George Roy Hill died at 81 after battling Parkinson-s disease. Conrad Hall was 76 when he succumbed to complications from bladder cancer. Hollywood is mourning their passing, but no one more than Robert Redford, the man whose career they gave such a boost.
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