Protests against Hosni Mubarak and his rule grow. Hundreds of thousands rallied in central Cairo urging him to step down immediately. The demonstration was the biggest since protests began last week. The World's Matthew Bell is in Cairo.
Anchor Marco Werman gets the latest on Egypt's anti-government protests from The World's Matthew Bell, who is reporting on events on the ground in Cairo, and speaking to a cross-section of Egyptians in the process.
One of the frustrations driving some of the protestors in Egypt is unemployment and low wages. One repercussion is that in Egypt today, many young people can't afford to get married and set up a home. Daniel Estrin reports from Cairo.
Host Marco Werman introduces us to a song by the Cairo band Wust el Balad. It is an anthem of sorts for Egyptian youth who relate to its lyrical metaphor for their dead-end lives. "Mom, I want to get married (but I don't have any money.")
Foreign journalists covering the unrest in Cairo have been attacked and in some cases detained. From Cairo, Ursula Lindsey reports that the crackdown also appears to involve airing allegations that the foreign press is part of an anti-Mubarak plot.
Egypt would be almost all barren desert without the Nile. Now while Cairo burns, countries further upstream are closing in on a deal that may strip Egypt of its traditional water rights. Anchor Marco Werman gets details from Steven Solomon.