- Making News: New Hampshire Primary Is Prelude to Super Tuesday
Whatever the results from today-s vote in New Hampshire, this year-s Democratic nomination race is a sprint that-s turned into a marathon. Walter Shapiro, columnist for USA Today and author of One-Car Caravan: On the Road with the 2004 Democrats Before America Tunes In, cautions there's no guarantee the Democratic nomination will be wrapped up soon.
- Reporter-s Notebook: The Oscar Nominations and Movie Piracy
This year-s Oscar nominations were announced today, and they mean big money for Hollywood studios. Also in the news today, a Chicago man was arrested with hundreds of -screeners," the tapes and CD-s studios send to Motion Picture Academy members in hopes they-ll vote to nominate them for Oscars. Robert Dowling of The Hollywood Reporter has more on the glam and the scam.
The Prospects for America's Middle Class
In his State of the Union speech, President Bush said his tax cuts have led to a growth in jobs. But that growth has been agonizingly slow, and the new jobs being created don-t pay as much as the jobs that have been lost. Bush administration conservatives insist that the so-called -jobless recovery- is much better than it-s cracked up to be, but Democratic presidential candidates claim this middle-class country is becoming "two Americas"--one rich and one poor. In the midst of economic recovery, is America becoming a land of haves and have-nots? Does a middle-class income still buy a middle-class life-style? What is the -middle-class, anyway?- We speak with experts on the economy, international trade, bankruptcy, and commercial law.