- Making News: James Baker to Lead Effort to Restructure Iraq-s Debt
President Bush has called on a long-time family troubleshooter to help him out in Iraq. His father-s Secretary of State, James Baker, will be the President-s personal envoy to help get Iraq out of debt. Wayne Slater, Austin Bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News and author of Bush-s Brain, about Karl Rove, looks at Bush's relationship with Baker and what it portends for Paul Bremer, Bush's civilian administrator in Iraq.
- Reporter's Notebook: Will US Put Another Man on the Moon?
It-s been 31 years since America put a man on the Moon. Since then, the space program has become known as much for its tragedies as its triumphs. Now there is said to be White House talk of another Moon expedition as the Bush administration looks for a fresh agenda for the final year of its first term. Patt Reiff, professor of physics and astronomy at Rice University in Houston, Texas and director of its Space Institute, says they idea is not lunacy!
Cincinnati Police Beating Caught on Tape
It-s been more than two years since the shooting death of an unarmed black man by city police led to riots and an economic boycott in Cincinnati. Use of force policy was revised, officers were retrained, and the US Department of Justice agreed to monitor the police. But the image of a -comeback city- was shattered this week by videotape showing a 41-year old black man being clubbed into submission by mostly white officers. Nathaniel Jones died and the local coroner ruled it was homicide, but emphasized that he was not saying the police used excessive force. Are white officers more likely to use force against black suspects? Does the videotape ever tell the whole story? We hear from both sides and from experts in the ongoing effort to determine ground rules for the use of force by police.