The musicians get the lyrics Our project looks at the creative process of writing music, through the eyes of three musicians and a lyricist. We hear from the three bands -- Best Friends Forever, Jeremy Messersmith and rapper P.O.S. -- as they get the lyrics from Adam Levy, and begin shaping their songs.4:49 p.m.
Bachmann oil drilling plan draws skepticism Sixth District Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann insists gas prices would drop significantly if oil companies could drill in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.5:51 p.m.
Paying for art in a bad economy People are already feeling the pinch when it comes to buying their groceries or gas; how do you get them to give away their money for a new theater or gallery?6:25 p.m.
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Obama's Trip, Policies Evaluated By Foreign Media
Columnists and pundits in the United States are grading Barack Obama's trip to the Middle East, questioning whether the trip will help or hurt his campaign. Support for him as a person is strong, though some are dismayed by what they view as his sharp right turn on Mideast policy.
Is Audience Out There For New 'X-Files' Movie?
It's been six years since X-Files fans have had a fresh dose of the show's paranormal paranoia. Neda Ulaby investigates whether the hard-core X-philes have stuck with their show — and how producers are finding a new audience.
Seun Kuti Keeps The Afrobeat Movement Alive
Fela Kuti fathered the musical movement Afrobeat and its crown prince, 25-year-old Seun Kuti. The Nigerian singer is leading his father's band, Egypt 80. On his self-titled debut album, he's added some American influences but kept his songs sharply pointed and political.
Karadzic Arrest Is First Step In Legal Process
Former Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic's arrest in Serbia is the first step in a process that will send him to a war crimes tribunal in The Hague. He stands accused of mass killings of Muslims during the Bosnian war.
Sarajevo Survivor Celebrates Karadzic Arrest
Radovan Karadzic has been charged with the massacre of Muslims during the siege of Sarajevo. Ria Kulenovic, who survived the three-year-long siege, was a freshman in college when the siege began in 1992. She calls news of the arrest exciting.
GM Works With Utilities On Plug-Ins
General Motors is working with utility companies to make sure its next-generation plug-in hybrid has a smooth rollout in 2010. GM is pushing utilities to move forward on so-called "smart-metering."
Obama Sees N.M. As Must-Win State
New Mexico has a higher percentage of Hispanics in its voting electorate than any other state, which is one reason Democrats hope to dominate there in November. The Obama campaign is targeting the state as a must-win in the West.
Air Force Nominees Vow To Restore Trust
The two Air Force officials picked to replace the service's ousted leadership say they'll work to restore trust. Michael Donley, nominee for secretary of the Air Force, and Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, nominated for Air Force chief of staff, appeared before a Senate panel.
In N.H., New Poll Shows McCain Trailing Obama
John McCain has held a town hall meeting in Rochester, N.H. The State has long favored the Republican candidate and helped revitalize his campaign during the primaries. But a new poll shows him suddenly trailing Barack Obama in the state.
Expert Weighs In On Major U.S. Speeches In Berlin
On Thursday, Barack Obama will give a major speech in Berlin, the site of two previous presidential speeches. Andreas Daum, the author of Kennedy in Berlin and a history professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo, talks about the speeches.