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Apple has a knack for creating things we didn't even know we needed -- or wanted. Some three hundred thousand Apple lovers bought iPads this weekend. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, guest host Sara Terry learns what Apple's latest device delivers and where it falls short. Also, the Taliban attacks the US Consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan, and an update on the aftershocks that continue to hit southern California after yesterday's 7.2-magnitude earthquake in northern Mexico.

Banner image: Women wait in line at the Apple store on Fifth Avenue to buy Apple's new iPad on April 3, 2010 in New York City. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Making News Taliban Attacks US Consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan

In Pakistan's northwest border region, Islamist militants struck twice today, attacking a US consulate with car bombs and grenades, and launching a suicide attack on a political rally near the Swat Valley. Alex Rodriguez is Islamabad Bureau Chief for the Los Angeles Times.

Guests:
Alex Rodriguez, Islamabad Bureau Chief, Los Angeles Times

Main Topic Apple Does It Again, but Does the iPad Live Up to Its Hype?

Apple's new iPad blew out of stores on Saturday. Some 300,000 of them went home with consumers according to Apple. Now that reviewers have gotten their hands on them, what's the consensus? Is the iPad just a hip accessory for the technologically hip or is it set to change the way we use computers? How much does the its success depend on the development of its killer apps, those gaming and social networking applications? The publishing world has jumped on the bandwagon, offering up newspapers, magazines and books for sale on the new device. How will the iPad affect print media?

Guests:
Joseph Menn, Reuters (@josephmenn)
Stephen Fry, actor and long-time Mac owner
Ken Doctor, Newsonomics (@kdoctor)
Joanne Boyle, President, Seton Hill University
Curtis Bonk, Professor of Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University

The World Is Open

Curtis Bonk

Reporter's Notebook Earthquake in Mexico Sends Aftershocks through Southland

A series of aftershocks hit Southern California and northern Mexico today in the wake of Sunday's 7.2 magnitude earthquake that shook the area, causing widespread damage and at least two deaths and dozens of injuries. The strong quake, with its epicenter in Mexico's Baja Peninsula about 115 miles southeast of San Diego, could be felt as far away as Los Angeles and Las Vegas. As many as 20 million people may have felt the quake. Morgan Page is a geophysicist with the US Geological Service.

Guests:
Page Morgan, Geophysicist, US Geological Survey

Newsonomics

Ken Doctor

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