Show rundown for 4/23/2004

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Rebel Cleric Warns of Suicide Attacks in Iraq

Iraqi Muslim Cleric Moqtada al Sadr has threatened U.S. officials with suicide bombings if they do not back down from the holy city of Najaf. Al Sadr has also asked Iraqis throughout the country to rise up against Iraq's occupying forces.

Nursing Home Staffing Problems

Researchers at the University of North Carolina say that a major crisis in staffing is occurring in the nation's nursing homes.

Major Papers Show Photos of Flag-Draped Coffins

Photos of American flag-draped coffins are on the front page of many newspapers this morning. We discuss the Pentagon's ban on such images and how these photos were released.

Insurance Cuts

A federal commission voted yesterday that employers can reduce or eliminate health benefits for retirees when they reach 65.

"The Tricky Part"

We speak to actor/writer Martin Moran about his new one-person play "The Tricky Part."

"The Agronomist"

A new documentary by filmmaker Jonathan Demme explores the life of his late friend Haitian political activist Jean Dominique.

This program aired on April 23, 2004.


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