- Making News: 9-11 Hearings
If one final diplomatic effort failed to get Osama bin Laden thrown out of Afghanistan, the Bush administration had decided to overthrow the Taliban. That-s from a preliminary report by the independent commission investigation September 11, which says the decision to use force was made on September 10, 2001. Michael Isikoff has been covering today-s public hearings by the commission for Newsweek magazine.
- Reporter's Notebook: Interview with Pakistan's Musharraf Ignites Media Frenzy
Late last week, there was worldwide media speculation that al Qaeda-s number-two man had been cornered in Northwest Pakistan. After three days, it turned out that no -high-level- figure had been captured, and speculation about Ayman al-Zawahari subsided. How did the reports get started? What are the lessons for coverage of international events? Aaron Brown is the CNN anchor who was at the center of the media storm.
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