Show rundown for 10/29/2003

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Bush to Approve Drug Benefit

President Bush is expected to express his support for a prescription drug benefit in a Medicare bill under consideration.

Iraqi News Editor Assassinated

Ahmad Shawkat, editor of the independent newspaper "Without Direction," was shot and killed by gunmen who followed him to his office. Inside Out Documentaries reporter Michael Goldfarb joins Here and Now to discuss Ahmad's death.

Solar Flares

An eruption on the Sun's surface has sent particles toward Earth. Scientists say it could hamper or disrupt communications.

The Black Dahlia

Theater critic Bill Marx talks about the stage noir production "The Black Dahlia" playing at the Yale Rep.

Florida Straw Poll

Democrats for president say they will not participate in a straw ballot at the state's party convention next month.

Race for Governor: Mississippi

Haley Barbour is back home in Mississippi running for governor.


It's a new game and not everyone is happy.

Arthur Gelb

We speak to Arthur Gelb who rose from copy boy to managing editor of the New York Times. Gelb talks about the Jayson Blair episode and about discovering Woody Allen and Barbra Streisand.

This program aired on October 29, 2003.


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