- Making News: Second Day of Testimony in 9-11 Hearings
The panel investigating September 11 heard more witnesses today, including CIA Director George Tenet and President Clinton-s National Security Advisor, Sandy Berger. Michael Isikoff, who is covering the story for Newsweek magazine, the testimony of several witnesses seems to corroborate allegations recently made by former National Security Council official Richard Clarke.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Monty Python-s The Life of Brian to Be Re-Released
The makers of a 15-year old religious satire say there-s need for an -antidote- to Mel Gibson-s The Passion, a major international hit, despite its graphic violence and alleged anti-Semitism. Monty Python-s The Life of Brian is about a fictional Jew of Nazareth. Born in the manger next door to Jesus, he joins the Judean People-s Front, an anti-Roman separatist group, and is mistaken for the Messiah. Eric Idle, a founding member of Monty Python, sizes up the battle between "Mel and Monty."
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