- Newsmaker: Surveillance City, Washington DC
Travelers and locals visiting Washington, DC locations like the Capitol Steps and the Washington Mall are in for a surprise. They're all being watched - and not just by the cop on the street, but the FBI, Secret Service and other agencies with access to what's becoming America's most extensive video surveillance system. Jess Bravin, of The Wall Street Journal, previews the futuristic Joint Operation Command Center. (Originally broadcast February 2, 2002.)
- Reporter's Notebook: A New Coat for the Eiffel Tower
One of the great manmade landmarks of the world is in the process of being painted for the eighteenth time since its installation in 1889. Twenty-five painters will spend 15 months brushing some 60 tons of paint onto the Eiffel Tower to conserve its durability. It's all being closely watched by Peter Ford, who lives in Paris and writes for The Christian Science Monitor. (Originally broadcast December 27, 2001.)
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