Marketplace PM for June 13, 2005
Paramedics rush in a dying patient into the TV show emergency room and the ER team works in heart-pounding (if scripted) unison to save a life. Real emergency rooms work much the same way — except without the rehearsal. At least, until now. Helen Palmer reports.
Only 11 days after the attacks of September 11th, 2001, Congress made an unprecedented committment, creating a Victim Compensation Fund. Not surprisingly, being the one charged with fairly adminstering the fund was a challenge, even for attorney Kenneth Feinberg.
Immigration is back on the national agenda and is becoming a hot topic in congress. More than half of all immigrants to the US come from Mexico; Alisa Roth reports on the Mexican perspective.
Immigration issues have commentator Sandra Tsing-Loh tiptoeing through her tulips.