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Frist Set to Assume Senate Majority Leader's Post

Senate Republicans are expected to choose Sen. Bill Frist (R-TN) as their new majority leader, replacing Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS) after a furor over racially divisive remarks forced Lott to quit the post. Frist is a second-term senator and a medical doctor. Hear NPR's Juan Williams and James Brosnan of the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

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Juan Williams
Juan Williams, one of America's leading journalists, is a news analyst, appearing regularly on NPR's Morning Edition. Knowledgeable and charismatic, Williams brings insight and depth — hallmarks of NPR programs — to a wide spectrum of issues and ideas.