Show rundown for 5/3/2007

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Rice Meets with Syrians

The U.S. and Syria hold its first high level talks in years during a conference on Iraq's security in Egypt. We speak with Paul Richter of the Los Angeles Times who is in Egypt to cover the story.

The GOP Candidates

All ten Republican presidential candidates gather in California for their first debate. We review some of the presidential candidates with David Mark of and GOP strategist Dan Schnur.

A History of Walls

The hodgepodge of barriers along the U.S. border with Mexico comes to life in an article by journalist Chuck Bowden in the new issue of National Geographic magazine. And while he explores this barrier, he also reminds us of other walls in world history.

Kentucky Derby Preview

Saturday marks the 133rd Run for the Roses, the first jewel in horse racing's Triple Crown. Thursday morning's line favorite is a horse that has run only three races in his entire career. Joe Drape covers horseracing for The New York Times and he joins us from Louisville to preview the derby.

Broadway Legend Chita Rivera

We speak about the life of a dancer with the original Velma in "Chicago" and Anita in "West Side Story." The irrepressible Chita Rivera is 73 and she still has her kicks all the way up to her chin. Rivera's latest role is as herself in "Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life."

This program aired on May 3, 2007.

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