- Making News: Western Response to Tsunami Crisis
The death toll from the tsunami that struck twelve nations this week has risen sharply, to nearly 120,000. As local volunteers and international aid organizations race to bring relief to survivors, western governments have responded with pledges of aid for the region. But they-ve also had to cope with the deaths of their own citizens who were on vacation when the tsunami struck. The Chicago Tribune's Cam Simpson has more.
- Reporter's Notebook: The Year of the Blog
As posting rants, raves and insights on one's own website became something of an international past time, 2004 saw an explosion of interest in web logs. These 'bloggers' even influenced the US presidential race. But is blogging destined to become a victim of its own renegade success? We hear more about how private cyber pundits made their voices heard in very public debates from Dan Gillmor, technology columnist for the San Jose Mercury-News.
FROM THIS EPISODE
More From To the Point
US elections: How far have we come since Bush v. Gore? This program began in the year 2000 with coverage of the contested election of President George W. Bush. Changes in the following 17 years were supposed to improve the integrity of the electoral process. Is the "guarantee" that every American has the right to vote more — or less — a reality?
LATEST BLOG POSTS
Cartoonist Roz Chast on Manhattan: ‘I feel more alive when I’m there’ Part of the pleasure of reading Roz Chast’s cartoons in the New Yorker is realizing your life isn’t so miserable after all. Her characters live in a world filled with… Read More
Handlebar’s Sandra Adu Zelli on the 5 best ingredients for a kickass winter salad People in Santa Barbara aren’t used to standing in line. The one exception may be Handlebar Coffee Roasters, where it’s common to see cyclists and hipsters waiting out the door.… Read More