Show rundown for 12/16/2004

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European Union Considers Turkey

Turkey is hoping to be invited into the European Union, and that topic is top on the list for the European Summit taking place in Brussels. We talk with Michael Goldfarb about the issue, and about the resignation of the UK's Home Secretary, David Blunkett.

ETA in Spain: Terrorists or Wrongly Accused?

The Madrid bombings of March 11th were not ETA bombings, but the government tried to pin the blame on them anyway, say members of the group, even though it was clear that those bombings were Al Qaeda related.

Elections Begin in Iraq

The Iraq election season got underway yesterday. We'll have a report from Baghdad.

Profiles of Military Families — After One Year of Deployment

Fred Thys checks in with the families of one military unit, whose soldiers have been overseas for over a year.

Hockey Season Delay

The National Hockey League rejected the players' offer this week to end the standoff, and start up the long delayed hockey season. We have a visit to some hockey fans in Nashville, Tennessee.

Boston's New Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is often one of the biggest, splashiest, most technically involved productions of the year for a ballet troupe. So what happens when the huge production gets kicked out of the biggest theater in town?

This program aired on December 16, 2004.


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