Important broadcast media coverage of world issues

1. Google and Privacy Issues

2. Ford Reports Losses

3. Aide: Abramoff Photos Coincidence

4. Lawmakers Debate Spying

5. West Wing to take flight

1. The US Justice Department is stepping up pressure on search giant Google to reveal user search details in order to help enforce anti-porn legislation. Google has so far refused to comply with the order.

2. Ford Motor reported much lower than expected losses from its key north American operations in the fourth quarter of last year, ahead of a deep US restructuring due to be announced soon.

3. An adviser to President Bush said that Bush's photographs in the company of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff amount to a coincidence and shouldn't be interpreted any more seriously than that.

4. Lawmakers of both parties Sunday called for Congress to consider whether new restrictions were needed on government surveillance in suspected terrorism cases involving people in the United States.

5. The West Wing, one of the most-honored series in television, will air its seventh and final season finale on May 14, the president of NBC Entertainment said.

Based on analysis by VMS.