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Arts, Culture & Media

Pope Benedict XVI Resigns

Pope Benedict XVI has announced that he is to step down at the end of February because of his frail health. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Rome correspondent Megan Williams about reaction to the surprise announcement.


Global Politics

Mediterranean island

The shores of a Mediterranean island are on our radar today. It's part of Italy, the largest the three Pelagian Islands south of Sicily. Thousands of Tunisians recently fled to this tiny Italian outpost. Can you name the Italian island they've landed on?

Arts, Culture & Media

Tuscany textiles

We're looking for a city in Tuscany for our Geo Quiz today. It's known for its fabrics, its delicious biscotti, and now for its growing Chinese community. The city has the second largest Chinese immigrant population in Italy.

Arts, Culture & Media

Piccolo Teatro Lirico

Italy has a new � short � twist on a centuries-old art form. A small, historic theater in Rome was having a hard time surviving when it turned to opera. Megan Williams visited the Piccolo Teatro Lirico in the city's historic center.

Conflict & Justice

Reforming Tunisia's justice system

Moves to restructure the justice system in Tunisia are hitting a roadblock: members of the former regime still control the judiciary and are stalling the work of an anti-corruption commission. Reporter Megan Williams has the story from Tunis.

Global Politics

Beatification of Pope John Paul II

Megan Williams previews the beatification ceremeny this weekend in Rome for Pope John Paul the Second. The speed with which the Vatican has gone through the beatification process may have curtailed the number of people travelling to Rome for the occasion.

Arts, Culture & Media

Mona Lisa model mystery

Reporter Megan Williams tells us about an effort under way at a former convent in Florence, Italy to identify the remains of the woman who might have been the model for Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa."