- Making News: CBS Says Bush Documents Can't Be Verified
CBS announced today that it had been deliberately misled by a former National Guard officer from Texas, who provided the network with a "false account" of the origins of documents used in a CBS News report to raise questions about President Bush's National Guard service. Newsweek investigative reporter Michael Isikoff calls the admission a much more terrible blow to CBS than to either of the candidates involved.
- Reporter's Notebook: Museums Display Abu Ghraib Photos
They may not be as iconic as Andy Warhol's paintings of a soup can, but they are on display at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh as well as the Center for International Photography in New York as part of the exhibition "Inconvenient Evidence." Lawrence Weschler, director of the New York Institute for the Humanities, traces the historic and political motivation behind the brutal, disquieting photos of torture.
Hu Jintao Takes Power in China
In China, President Hu Jintao has taken complete control of the country, after Jiang Zemin finally gave up his post as head of the military. The consolidation of power took place at the relatively youthful age -- in Communist Party terms -- of 61. What's behind China's first smooth transition of power in the history of the Communist Party? How will Hu govern China, now that he's free of powerful party elders? Will he be able to slow down China's overheated economy? How will he handle a foreign policy agenda that includes Taiwan and North Korea? What about human rights? Guest host Sara Terry looks back at China's recent transition of power and forward to its future with journalists in Beijing, historians, political scientists and human rights advocates.