- Making News: Iraq Update
Although Iraq had no stockpiled weapons of mass destruction, Saddam Hussein intended to re-start his weapons program in the future, according to a draft report by the Iraq Survey Group, which has examined thousands of boxes of documents. The final report is expected to be published before the end of the year. Mark Thompson of Time Magazine says neither recent events nor reports on Iraq have been kind to the Bush administration.
- Reporter's Notebook: Despite Deaths, Seminal Punk Band's Influence Lives On
Just as a new documentary chronicling the story of The Ramones opened this week, word came that the guitar player for the New York punk band had passed away. Johnny Ramone is the third Ramone to die in just over three years. His death seems to lend a special poignancy to the new film End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones. Jim Fields, co-director, producer and co-editor of the film, picks up the story.
FROM THIS EPISODE
Those 537 votes that decided the presidential election in Florida four years ago are as controversial today as they were back then. Is this November going to be any better? How secure are the electronic voting machines that were supposed to solve the problem? What about charges that many minority voters will have a hard time even getting to the polls? In yet another tight presidential race, how many states may be headed for Florida-style recounts? Guest host Sara Terry discusses voter confidence in the accuracy of this November's election with political reporters, political scientists, state voting officials, election watchdogs, and experts in Constitutional and human rights.