This program is 28 minutes long
(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) Rolling blackouts in California due to electrical power shortages featured. [President BUSH - says there are no short-term fixes.] [Energy Secretary Spencer ABRAHAM - says America faces a major energy crisis.]
(Beverly Hills, California: Charles Feldman) The formula for blackouts in southern California examined; details given about why the blackouts are occurring now and what specifically happens during a blackout.
(Washington: Wolf Blitzer; Capitol Hill: John King) Bush's lack of a short-term solution to the energy problems discussed; details given of Bush's meeting with the Japanese prime minister.
(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) The opening of the Senate debate on campaign finance reform reported. [Senator Chuck HAGEL - raises the "soft money" issue.] [Senator John McCAIN - speaks out.]
(Capitol Hill: Jonathan Karl) The tone of the Senate debate over the McCain-Feingold bill reviewed; details given of the first vote on a Republican amendment and of the messiness of the process so far.
(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) Exclusive interview held with Mexico's President Vicente Fox about the energy problems in the US. [In Mexico City, FOX - says Mexico's available power is being transferred to California; supports construction of power plants in conjunction with the US across the border; says Mexico's congress has to decide about opening investment opportunities in generating electricity and later gas deposits; comments on the need for stable oil prices and the actions of the OPEC cartel; responds to a question about the Alamo flag.] [Earlier today, President BUSH - says Mexico has to decided if foreign capital can be sued to explore for oil and gas in their country.]
(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) Report that Russian press attache Vladimir Frolov, who may have been linked to the spying by FBI agent Robert Hanssen, has been called back home reported.
(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) Report that USS Greeneville submarine captain Commander Scott Waddle will not be given testimonial immunity to appear before the Navy's court on inquiry into the sub's collision with a Japanese fishing boat reported.
(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) State Department condemnation of violence by ethnic Albanians in Macedonia reported; scenes shown of gunfire.
(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) New guidelines for the use of antibiotics and the countdown for the splashdown of the Russian space station Mir reported.
(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) E-mail letters from viewers quoted.