The Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor is a national weekly print newspaper published by the Christian Science Publishing Society and owned by the First Church of Christ, Scientist. The paper was a daily until March, 2009; currently the website is updated daily. First published in 1908, the Christian Science Monitor is headquartered in Boston, Mass.The average age of a Christian Science Monitor reader is 59, and 61 percent of the readers are women. The average household income of the newspapers readers is just under $94,000; over 72 percent have a four-year college degree and more than 40 percent have a post-graduate degree. It covers national and international news. The Christian Science Monitor is not a religious paper. The Christian Science Monitor has won seven Pulitzer Prizes since 1950. The most recent was in 2002 for an editorial cartoon. In 2006, one of the paper's freelance reporters, Jill Carroll was kidnapped in Iraq. She was released after 82 days. The paper has also won other awards, including the National Headliner Award, National Society of Newspaper Columnists awards, and the Reporters and Editors Award. Mary Trammell is the Editor-in-Chief, Jonathan Wells is the Publisher, John Yemma is the Editor and Marshall Ingwerson is the Managing Editor.

Articles from March 8, 2002

Activists Revive the Black Panthers, at Least in Name ; the New Generation of African Americans Is Too Radical for Original Members, Who Are Suing the Group
Dressed in his crisp black uniform, gold braids at the wrist to mark his title as national chairman, Malik Zulu Shabazz of the New Black Panther Party jabbed his finger at an old blown-up photo of two lynched black men. "You want to talk about terrorism?...
Actors Honor 'Lou Grant' for Work on and off the Screen
Ed Asner may be best remembered as the gruff newspaper editor Lou Grant, but as he prepares to receive a Life Achievement Award from the Screen Actor's Guild (SAG) this Sunday, he is closer to the spunky girl-reporter role immortalized by Mary Tyler...
An Escalating, High-Altitude Showdown ; the US and Allies Have Killed Hundreds, but Enemy Ranks Have Been Renewed
This is how the battle is playing out: Al Qaeda fighters, usually in pairs, jump out from cave entrances in the snow-covered mountain peaks and fire rocket-propelled grenades and antiaircraft missiles at US positions in the valley below. B-52s - 10 to...
A Path Emerges to Mideast Peace ; Vice President Cheney Begins a Mideast Tour on Sunday as Arab Foreign Ministers Meet in Cairo
There is a way out of the Israeli-Palestinian maelstrom. If Saudi Arabia's Middle East peace initiative is carefully nurtured, analysts say, it could provide a viable framework for peacemaking. But its success depends on the kind of support the initiative...
At Its Finest, Gym Was Monkey Business
I RECALL a college friend who made some pocket money by working as a substitute teacher. He did it back at the prep school he and I had attended as small boys. On Parents' Day, in the summer sunshine, his contribution to the curriculum was presented...
Cheney Again Walks Mideast High Wire ; He Mobilized Arab Allies against Saddam in 1990. Now for Act II
It was a typical Washington muggy summer afternoon - but Dick Cheney was hardly on a routine mission. On Sunday, Aug. 5, 1990, then-Defense Secretary Cheney, Central Command chief Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, and a handful of others prepared for takeoff...
Corporate Boards Pressed to Be Watchdogs ; Bush's Proposals Yesterday Add Momentum for Better Oversight of CEOs
On the December day when Enron Corp. sought bankruptcy protection, a 25th-anniversary special edition of Directors & Boards magazine rolled off the presses, celebrating "milestone" improvements in corporate governance during those years. It was a telling...
Family Films Win at Box Office in 2001
More Americans headed for movie theaters in 2001 than any year since 1959. And one of the reasons is the success of relatively wholesome films aimed at the whole family. "Part of the explanation for the success of 2001 comes from an important trend toward...
Fighter Escorts Roam Skies: Is Flying Safer? ; on Alert around the Country, Fighter Jets Are Still Intercepting Civilian Airliners Once a Day after Calls Report Potential Trouble
Think of them as America's security blanket in the sky. Six months after Sept. 11, 100 fighter jets stationed at 30 air bases around the US and Canada still scramble heaven-ward with clock- work regularity to investigate suspicious activity in the skies....
For Dominican Hopefuls, Baseball Is a Game of Ages
On a field of brown dirt and sharp rocks here in a land that is crazy about baseball, former major league pitcher Joaquin Andujar is searching for talent. His eyes look sleepy, and his hands are fidgety - until one player picks up a bat and catches his...
From Sex-Abuse Scandal, Cautious Hope of Reform
Twice in the past month, Jim Sacco has been elated by the news. First, John Geoghan, the Boston-area priest who Mr. Sacco says molested him and his four siblings 35 years ago, was convicted of molesting another child and is in jail. Then, the Boston...
Keeping Broadband Broad
The government's attempt to orchestrate a march toward universal access to high-speed Internet service sometimes takes on a Monty Python air, with contradictory orders being barked and marchers colliding. The latest example is a bill passed by the House...
Making Music ; 13 Talented Musicians. an Elite Music School. the Backing of a Major Record Label. the Result? A Winning Album
The decisionmakers at Heavy Rotation Records are debating how to market their new album a diverse, 13-track compilation of up-and- coming female artists. But this clearly isn't a boardroom at a flashy, fast-paced record company: Backpacks are piled up...
Movie Guide
STAR RATINGS David Sterritt Monitor Panel Meaning **** **** Excellent *** *** Good ** ** Fair * * Poor DUD DUD The worst NEW RELEASES Festival in Cannes (PG-13) Director:...
Mugabe's Slow Fall from Grace ; Tomorrow, Zimbabwean Voters Make Up Their Minds on the Man Once Heralded as Africa's Paragon of Progress
Robert Mugabe was once praised by Nelson Mandela and Western leaders as a democratic exemplar. The former high school teacher - with degrees in economics, history, education, and law - was known as the "thinking man's guerrilla," leading his people to...
Once a Mugabe Supporter, Now His Opponent
Here in Zimbabwe's capital city, the streets are plastered with posters bearing the smiling, round face of opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai. Graffiti bearing the initials of his party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), is everywhere. These...
Politics Meets Real World
Until this week, there appeared to be a peculiar disconnect between the political world, where debate raged about "after Afghanistan, what?" and the real world, where a fierce battle among mountain crags suddenly made clear that the struggle in Afghanistan...
Profanity Spreads on the Small Screen ; A Movie on ESPN That Breaks the Barriers of Cussing on TV Is Reviving a Debate over Acceptable Standards
When a TV movie about the life of basketball coach Bobby Knight airs Sunday, the most colorful aspect of the drama won't be his signature red sweater. It'll be the language. Actor Brian Dennehey, who portrays the ex-Indiana University coach, will paint...
She's Back - on Her Own Terms
"I look back over the last five years and think, 'What did I miss?' When there was a film I liked with an actor my age in it, they did a great job, so I didn't belong there," reflects three- time Oscar nominee Debra Winger. As she munches on a plateful...
The View from the TV News Titanic
Columnist Howard Rosenberg wrote recently in the Los Angeles Times that the television news industry is "like the entire Titanic ... going down." Sadly, he is correct. The dispute over the future of ABC's venerable "Nightline" is the tip of a potential...
TV Awash in Oscar-Mania ; Specials, Marathons Remind Viewers Why Past Films Rated a Statuette
It may be all about movies, but the Academy Awards, airing March 24 on ABC, is really like the Superbowl. As a TV event watched around the world, the Oscars ceremony has developed its own TV personality over the years. Today the show is sophisticated...
Two Beautiful Horses Share One Unusual Tale
"Black Beauty" is the autobiography of a horse. Written by Anna Sewell, it was published in 1877, had a big readership by man and beast, and didn't fool anybody. I tried to read it in my youth, but at the second spavin I shifted to more spicy stuff and...
Two Chilling Crime Dramas and a Fresh Take on Cinderella Story
A truly grown-up thriller can be absolutely absorbing; it's like a minivacation from daily life. The Whistle-Blower (BBC America, March 9, 8 p.m.-midnight, check local listings) is a timely and gripping adult drama. It's all about corporate coverups,...
Underground Goes Mainstream
Once the term "underground movie" conjured images of glassy-eyed hippies or spiky-haired punks making 8-mm epics without remembering to take the lens cap off the camera. Today the underground is part of the mainstream, and fringe filmmakers have their...
United against Terror, Divided on Trade, Coalition Strains ; in Europe, Pressure to Retaliate Mounted Yesterday after Bush Set Steel- Import Tariffs
Just as the transatlantic flap over President Bush's "axis of evil" speech was calming down, the US leader has sparked a new row with his European allies by imposing tariffs and quotas on steel imports that threaten a trade war and fresh tensions within...
'West Wing' in Shadowland
I had planned to write a spoof about the existence of the "shadow government." I realize that continuity of essential services is important after a major catastrophe. But it seemed to me that for millions of citizens, other components of modern culture...
What We All Need to See ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
This coming Sunday, March 10, CBS plans to air a two-hour special featuring footage that's never been seen of the attack on the World Trade Center. In an unusual coincidence, on Sept. 11 a documentary crew already was at work in Manhattan on a piece...
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