- Newsmaker: US Loses to Germany in World Cup Quarter-Finals
Four years ago, the US finished dead last in the World Cup-32nd of 32 teams. Although early this morning, LA time, this year's team finally lost, their quarter-final defeat was the best finish of any American team since 1930. Mark Zeigler, who's in Asia covering the games for the San Diego Union-Tribune, praises the US for outplaying an "overrated" German team and for raising US expectations for the 2006 championship. (An expanded version of this interview aired earlier today on To the Point.)
- Reporter's Notebook: Lack of Funds May Disconnect California Connected
In a state so big and diverse that occasionally there's a move to split it into two or even three, California Connected is a TV program designed to give it a sense of unity. The weekly news magazine, which debuted in April, explores California's issues and challenges through the eyes of policy makers and community leaders. Executive producer Marley Klaus says that the biggest challenge of has turned out to be funding.