Like other wars, the war in Iraq has produced its share of medical miracles that help repay the sacrifices made by wounded veterans. But some involve high technology that is very expensive. We hear about some developments, who pays to make it available and how it's decided which veterans qualify. Also, civil rights cases are in the spotlight as President Obama closes in on a successor to Supreme Court Justice David Souter. On Reporter's Notebook, a film festival devoted to celebrating the successes and sacrifices of American soldiers.
War Produces Medical Miracles: Who Gets to Use Them?
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War's Medical Miracles and Who Gets to Use Them
Wars have been hugely important for medical science that saves lives. In contrast to Vietnam, 90% of the wounded are coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan. That's led to...
36 min, 37 sec
Civil Rights in Focus as Obama Closes in on Souter Successor
Tomorrow, it's back to work for the US Supreme Court with this session's most important cases still to be decided. It will be Justice David Souter's last opportunity to...
7 min, 46 sec