People: Feb. 25, 2002


Next time MTV is looking for a VJ, it can call the State Department. Secretary COLIN POWELL is telegenic, unflappable and good at perturbing authority figures. For a show that will air in 164 countries, Powell fielded questions from MTV viewers worldwide. He addressed Afghanistan and the drug war, but his most controversial statement came in response to a question on condom use. Powell said he encourages it for sexually active young people to prevent the spread of AIDS. The religious right immediately complained that the stance contradicts the President's line on abstinence as the...

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