- Newsmaker: Introducing James Hahn, New Mayor of Los Angeles - Los Angeles has a new mayor. City Attorney James Hahn defeated former Assemblyman Antonio Villaraigosa and takes office on the first of July. But that's just one of the massive political changes under way in the nation's second largest city. We speak with Raph Sonnenshein, professor at Cal State University Fullerton and author of "Politics in Black and White" which described the coalition that elected Tom Bradley as the nation's first black big-city mayor 30 years ago.
- Reporter's Notebook: Los Angeles vs. Philadelphia in NBA and Life - The National Basketball League's defending champion LA Lakers begin the season's last series tonight with the Philadelphia 76ers. Since the finals began, the Lakers have swept three other teams without losing a single game. The 76ers have struggled hard to get where they are.
U.S. Steps in as Middle East Cease Fire Holds
Despite his initial reluctance, events are pushing President Bush toward more involvement in the Israel-Palestinian conflict. CIA Director George Tenet will resume the trust-building mission he performed under President Clinton. Israel has relaxed its blockade of the West Bank and Gaza. Is it confident that Yassir Arafat will maintain the cease fire? Will Ariel Sharon decide not to retaliate for last Friday's suicide bombing? Today, with a shaky cease-fire still in effect, we'll hear from the US State Department about Tenet's goals and expectations. We'll talk to senior officials in Israel and the Palestinian Authority.