- Newsmaker: Ariel Sharon in New York - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has arrived in New York where he visited Ground Zero, the former World Trade Center before meeting with President Bush on Monday. J.J. Goldberg, editor-in-chief of the Jewish weekly The Forward, contrasts opinions of American Jews, the Jewish lobby, and Israelis, over American requests for Israel to apply restraint in dealing with the Palestinians.
- Reporter's Notebook: George Harrison, "The Quiet Beatle," Dead of Cancer at 58 - George Harrison was the youngest Beatle, lead guitarist in the most influential pop music group of all time. Last night, Harrison died of cancer at age 58. Anthony DeCurtis, contributing editor at Rolling Stone offers a remembrance of the international pop music icon whose fascination with Asian mysticism and music had a lasting impact on the West.
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