Pakistan's State of Emergency; Writers' Strike

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Pakistani police are cracking down on political opposition under President Musharraf 's state of emergency, creating a delicate problem for US diplomacy.  We hear from Washington and Islamabad. Also, television and film writers are on strike in New York and Los Angeles.  We hear how new media are changing what is seen and heard all over the country.

Pakistani riot police baton-charge lawyers during today's protest in Lahore. Photo: Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images