Week in the News

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Protests galore. This week it seems like everyone has something to shout about.

American Airlines leaves thousands of passengers stranded. The Olympic torch lands in San Francisco under heavy security. General Petraeus argues for a halt in Iraq troop withdrawals.

Police remove 400 children from a polygamist compound in Texas. Mark Penn leaves the Clinton campaign — as Obama gains in Pennsylvania.

Kansas beats Memphis. Bob Dylan wins a Pulitzer.

This hour, On Point: Our Friday news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
-Bob Oakes


Steve Chapman, columnist and editorial page writer for the Chicago Tribune.

Richard Wolffe, senior White House correspondent for Newsweek.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly.

This program aired on April 11, 2008.


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