Powell had the aura of a golden boy when he first took his post as Secretary of State. But after 9/11, Powell emerged as a lonely voice reaching out to other countries in a Bush administration ready to go it alone. While Powell publicly supported Bush, rumors boiled over that he bit his tongue while doing it.
Hear about Powell's tenure as U.S. Secretary of State and a look ahead to his possible successors.
Michael Hirsh, reports on international affairs for Newsweek magazine
David Ignatius, columnist for Washington Post
Steven Weisman, chief diplomatic correspondent at The New York Times
Howard Means, author of "Colin Powell: Soldier/Statesman"
Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst, senior editor for The Atlantic Monthly magazine.
This program aired on November 15, 2004.