Show rundown for 7/16/2004

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Tobacco Buyout

The U.S. Senate approves a plan to the give the FDA broad powers to regulate the cigarette industry as part of a $12 billion buyout of tobacco farmers.

Presbyterian Church Backs Divestment From Israel

The Presbyterian Church has voted to begin a process that could result in selective withdrawal of investment in Israel.

Federal Judge Gives Stewart Five Months

Martha Stewart, who built an empire on home decor and the culinary arts, is going to jail.

Sudan Assessment

We speak to John Prendergast of the International Crisis Group about his trip into the Darfur region of Sudan.

Presidential Politics

Is Dick Cheney still on the Bush 2004 ticket? Is John Edwards making any difference to the Kerry candidacy?

Ratings Creep

We speak to a researcher who has looked at a lot of films and found evidence of "ratings creep."

John Irving

The novelist John Irving talks about seeing his book "Widow for One Year" adapted for the big screen.

This program aired on July 16, 2004.


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