This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The execution of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, bomber Timothy McVeigh at the federal penitentiary in Terre Haute, IN, reported.
(Terre Haute, IN: Dean Reynolds) McVeigh's execution reviewed; animated diagram shown of the execution chamber. [Warden Harley LAPPIN - describes McVeigh's demeanor.] [The Daily Oklahoman Nolan CLAY, Fox news Shepard SMITH, "Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel" Crocker STEPHENSON, "Terre Haute Tribune-Star" Karin GRUNDEN - describe what happened with McVeigh.] [CBS News Byron PITTS - quotes lines from the poem "Invictus."] [Associated Press Rex HUPPKE, GRUNDEN, Oklahoma City KFOR-TV Linda CAVANAUGH, "USA Today" Kevin JOHNSON, Chicago WLS Radio Susan CARLSON - describe McVeigh during the execution.] [LAPPIN - says he was pronounced dead at 2001.0-7:14.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Oklahoma City: Charles Gibson) The view of the execution from Oklahoma City presented; moving scenes shown of relatives at the memorial chairs. [Victim's daughter Alice DENNISON - reacts to the questions about McVeigh.] [Victim's daughter Oneta JOHNSON - says Attorney General John Ashcroft came to view the execution.] [Victims' relatives Larry WHICHER, Kathleen TREANOR, survivor Raymond WASHBURN; at gravesite, victims' grandmother Jannie COVERDALE - react to McVeigh.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statements from President Bush and the president of the Amnesty International chapter about the execution noted. [In earlier interview, NIGH - explains McVeigh's unresolved position on what to say; refuses to say where McVeigh's remains will go.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The background to the William Henley poem "Invictus" quoted by McVeigh outlined.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The weekend's flooding in Houston, Texas, from Tropical Storm Allison; Supreme Court rulings on police searches for marijuana and the use of schools by religious groups and an explosion at an abortion clinic in Tacoma, WA, reported.
(Studio: Peter Jennings; Madrid, Spain: John Cochran) The issues facing President Bush during his visit to Europe discussed; details given of the view of capital punishment in Europe, the issue of global warming from greenhouse gases and the opposition to the missile defense program.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Hindu ceremony in Nepal following the royal massacre and the announcement in Britain of a new detection system to spot planes supposedly immune to radar reported.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Mayo Clinic research on computer use and carpal tunnel syndrome reported.
(New York: John McKenzie) Boston research on how air pollutants may trigger heart attacks examined; diagrams shown of the process. [Harvard School of Public Health Dr. Murray MITTLEMAN - says short-term exposure elevates heart attack chances.] [University of Southern California Medical Center Dr. Henry GONG - outlines heart symptoms.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The question of whether the execution of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, bombing Timothy McVeigh brings "closure" raised. [Oklahoma Governor Frank KEATING - says the evil no longer walks on earth.] [Attorney General John ASHCROFT - says Oklahomans needed closure.] [Activist Against the Death Penalty Sister Helen PREJEAN - says closure is not what you do for death.] [Bombing victims' relatives Kathleen TREANOR, survivor Patti HALL, psychologist Robert LIFTON - downplay closure.]