- Newsmaker: Latest Recovery Efforts in New York City - In New York City, heavy rain has turned dust into mud and hampered efforts to rescue anyone trapped alive under tons of debris. Andrea Bernstein, who reports for the New York Observer and public radio station WNYC, updates us on changing relief efforts in a city where shock is giving way to grief.
- Reporter's Notebook: US Prods Pakistan in War on Taliban, Afghanistan and Osama bin Laden Pakistan's President is meeting with his generals in response to US pressure for aid in its war on terrorism. Pakistan maintains contact with the fundamentalist Taliban, which controls neighboring Afghanistan where Osama bin Laden is headquartered. The Far Eastern Economic Review's Ahmed Rashid has reaction from Pakistan.
President Bush has promised a "new kind of war" on terrorism and Secretary of State Colin Powell has begun rallying crucial international pledges to support such an effort. At home we may face increased security measures such as identity cards, e-mail surveillance, and public checkpoints. Abroad, our pursuit of Osama bin Laden and those who harbor terrorist groups may challenge international law. How will our struggle to prevent future attacks affect Americans' civil liberties? We ask authorities in intelligence, defense, foreign relations, and first amendment law. (This broadcast is a special second edition of To the Point.) [Guest List & Links]
- Newsmaker: CNN Poll Show Strong Support For Military Action - A new CNN-Time Magazine poll finds that Americans are angry and ready to fight even if they're not sure whom. CNN's Bill Schneider, one of television's best-known political analysts, attributes increased support of President Bush and that hawkish response to the rallying effect of this week's national crisis.
- Reporter's Notebook: Sports Stadium Security - In the film Black Sunday, a terrorist tries to hit the Super Bowl with a large bomb. Tuesday, real terrorists used commercial jets to obliterate part of the New York skyline. For the rest of the week, professional sports shut down. Alan Abrahamson, of the Los Angeles Times, expects highly visible security when they reopen.