Show rundown for 8/17/2004

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Grading Charter Schools

A national study of charter schools shows they may be performing below expectations.

Police and Firefighters Plan Picket

New York City's police and firefighters say they'll be a strong presence at the Republican National Convention — as protesters and demonstrators.

Activists Questioned

The FBI asks political activists about their plans for the Republican National Convention.


Eileen Christelow's new book aims to educate the elementary school crowd about why it's important to vote, what happens if you don't, and even what happens in a recount.

Najaf Peace Delegation

A delegation of Iraqis arrives in Najaf to present a peace proposal to Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.

Press Fatigued over Iraq?

We speak to a reporter about press fatigue in the coverage of the war in Iraq.

Miller's History of Rock

Miller Brewing Company releases commemorative cans about the history of Rock music. No black musicians are featured.

Art of the Gods

An exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston casts a light on the Olympics of Ancient Greece.

This program aired on August 17, 2004.

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