Space Station or Space Oddity?

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Years behind schedule and at triple its budget, an American and two Russians have become the first inhabitants of the International Space Station. Though the study of human behavior in space is an expensive long-term project, it's also a jobs program, path to improving relations with Russia and, perhaps a way to stop North Korea from building missiles. Specialists from the Johnson Space Center, NASA, JPL, and others consider the value of the project and its implications for civilian space travel. (Originally broadcast on November 1, 2000.)
  • Newsmaker: Napster Cuts Deal With Recording Giant - Napster, the company that allows fans to swap music over the Internet for free, has stunned the recording industry again by making a deal with the conglomerate that owns BMG, one of the record companies that sued Napster for big money. Howard King represented Metallica and Dr. Dre in their independent suits against Napster. He talks about the deal's affect on record labels, musicans, fans and piracy.
  • Reporter's Notebook: More Negative Coverage for Gore than Bush - The national press corps supposedly leans left, but a recent study shows that political news, even on the Internet, was overwhelmingly negative. Oddly, Gore got far more negative coverage than Bush. Amy Mitchell, associate director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism, explains why and speculates on what the study's results mean for educating future voters?

Report of the Project for Excellence in Journalism



Warren Olney