Robert Siegel talks to Michael Greenburg about his book, "The Mad Bomber of New York." It's the story of George Metesky who anonymously left many bombs around the city in the post-war era. Between 1940 and 1957, he placed 33 bombs in busy areas of the city — phone booths, restrooms, movie theaters. The NYPD called the search for the perp "the greatest manhunt in the history of the police department." In the aftermath of the killing of Osama bin Laden, we recall this earlier episode of a man who brought chaos and anger to the Big Apple.
Ashton Kutcher will soon join the cast of the TV program "Two And A Half Men," filling the void left by Charlie Sheen — who, you may have heard, has been having some personal problems. Can shows pull this off? Have they in the past?
In Syria, thousands of protesters across the country took to the streets for the ninth Friday in a row. This, despite what now appears to be the most deadly crackdown against a pro-democracy uprising anywhere in the Arab world. But fewer people were hurt than on Fridays past. At least six were killed and several more injured.
Saturday marks a historic day for Haiti. For the first time in the country's history, presidential power is being handed over peacefully. President Rene Preval will be succeeded by Michel Martelly, a retired-musician-turned-politician. Martelly will also be Haiti's first head of state elected since last year's catastrophic earthquake. Robert Siegel talks with Jacqueline Charles, the Miami Herald's Caribbean correspondent.
On college campuses, the outlook for new grads is better than it's been for the past couple of years — with starting salaries averaging about $50,000. Still, for many students — especially those without technical skills or a business background — landing a good job remains tough.