- Newsmaker: Bush Signs Resolution for War on Iraq
In the East Room of the White House, with 100 members of Congress from both parties standing by, President Bush this morning signed the authorization to wage war on Iraq. Larry McQuillan, White House correspondent for USA Today, emphasizes the gravity of the resolution authorizing military action and the President-s determination to affect regime change as well as disarmament in Iraq.
- Reporter's Notebook: PBS Jim Crow Series Pushes Newspaper toward Self-Exam
The four-part PBS series, The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, captures the systematic disenfranchisement of black people from the end of the Civil War until the civil rights movement of the 1960-s. Coincidentally, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram- Tim Madigan has investigated his own paper-s ugly history of racist news coverage during that era, a practice that included sins of omission and commission.
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