- Newsmaker: The Demise of AOL Time Warner
AOL Time Warner was once the world's biggest media company. Now it's posting what could be the biggest quarterly loss in American corporate history. At more than 50 billion dollars, it's larger than the gross national products of Ecuador, Kenya or Bulgaria. Seth Schiesel, who reports on media and telecommunications for The New York Times, looks at the reasons behind the latest dot-com demise.
- Reporter's Notebook: Kissinger Next to Meet with Judge Garzons
The government that allowed former dictator Augusto Pinochet to return to Chile rather than extradite him to Spain on charges of war crimes, has denied the request of a Spanish judge to question Henry Kissinger just because he's on British soil. Hugh O'Shaughnessy, author of Pinochet: The Politics of Torture, clarifies what it is that investigators from France, Spain and Chile are seeking to discover.
Cardinals and Pope Meet over Catholic Crisis
American cardinals and bishops are concluding their meeting with Pope John Paul spurred by reports of sexual misconduct by Catholic priests. Ignited in Boston by reports that a known pedophile had been repeatedly reassigned without parishioners being notified, the scandal quickly spread across the US. While the Holy Father has reluctantly confronted what he calls an "appalling sin," it is unclear whether he will provide the guidance or reform church leaders are seeking. Can zero tolerance coexist with the powers of repentance and transformation? What of the roles of women and celibacy? We examine the concerns of liberal and conservative Catholics, as well as their clergy.