Show rundown for 5/2/2003

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Jobless Rate Hits 6%

National unemployment figures for the month of April show the jobless rate has reached 6%. We take stock of the nation's continuing economic slump.

Unemployment in Transportation Security

Among those who lost their jobs recently--up to 6,000 workers with the Transportation Security Administration, who were hired after September 11, 2001, to beef up security at airports. We speak with an industry expert about the current state of airport security.

Senate Republicans Seek Expanded CIA, Pentagon Power

We look at a surprise proposal that Senate Republicans included in a domestic security bill put before Congress that would give the CIA and the Pentagon the authority to demand personal and financial records on U.S. citizens as part of foreign intelligence and terrorism operations.

Bob Young

We meet Bob Young, an 85 year old man from Maine facing a terminal illness.

President Bush After Iraq

Our editorial roundtable analyzes President Bush's address to the nation last night regarding the end of major hostilities in Iraq, and looks ahead to the daunting domestic challenges facing the President.

Birding in Maine

We speak with Diana Ballon about the beginning of the bird watching season.

The Man Without a Past

We review the new film "The Man Without a Past", which earned Finland its first-ever Academy Award nomination for best foreign language film.

This program aired on May 2, 2003.

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