Show rundown for 9/29/2003

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Trial Begins for Tyco's Kozlowski

Dennis Kozlowski, former CEO of Tyco International, faces charges that he allegedly stole $600 million from Tyco through unauthorized compensation and illegal stock trades.

Manulife Acquires John Hancock Financial

Manulife Financial Corp. of Canada will acquire John Hancock Financial Services in a $10 billion stock swap. John Hancock has long been a corporate leader and sponsor in Boston.

Medicare Reforms Stalled

Last spring, there was some indication that Congress would send a law to the president that would reform Medicare and provide recipients with a prescription drug benefit.

Exit to Freedom

Calvin Johnson spent 16 years in prison for rape before DNA testing proved him innocent.

CIA Calls for Probe of Operative Leak

The White House promises to cooperate with an investigation into whether it released information about a CIA operative. The operative is married to former ambassador Joseph C Wilson IV, who was critical of President Bush's handling of intelligence on Iraq.

Gorilla Escapes Zoo, Again

A gorilla at the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston gets out, again.

Thriving Blues

Folk music critic Scott Alarik looks at the thriving state of blues music.

This program aired on September 29, 2003.

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