This program is about 1 hour long
(Saint Paul: Aaron Brown) "Whip around the world" introduced.
(Pentagon: Barbara Starr; Washington: Wolf Blitzer; White House: Kelly Wallace) "NewsNight"'s major headlines previewed.
(Saint Paul: Aaron Brown) More stories previewed.
(Saint Paul: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: Barbara Starr) The discovery in Al Qaeda safe houses in Afghanistan of plans for more American targets for terrorist attacks examined. [Washington Representative Norm DICKS - says we have to take the threats seriously.] [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - says we will be surprised again.] The problems for the intelligence community in that what Al Qaeda is planning is not really known noted.
(Saint Paul: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with Washington Governor Gary Locke and New York City police commissioner Ray Kelly about Al Qaeda attack plans. [From Olympia, WA, LOCKE - describes the pictures that were discovered in al Qaeda caves; says we cannot relax our guard; explains working with the federal authorities, but there have been no creditable threats against Washington state; says the state has been pro-active in responding to security problems; indicates all the states need held from the federal government to cover the cost of increased security.] [KELLY - says police are deployed where the economic conference is being held; says the city is prepared for any protests like those held in Seattle.]
(Saint Paul: Aaron Brown) The status of kidnapped Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl updated; photograph shown. Statements from Secretary of State Colin Powell and "Wall Street Journal" managing editor Paul Steiger's response to the kidnappers noted and quoted.
(Saint Paul: Aaron Brown) Al Jazeera's October videotape of an interview with Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden introduced.
(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) The first broadcast of the bin Laden interview presented with translation on screen and quoted. [Bin LADEN - comments on US charges of terrorism; offers vague answers about the anthrax attacks in the US; says it is permissible in Islamic law to kill the innocents; indicates the defeat of the United States is possible with the help of God as the Somalis defeated Americans.] [Last November, British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR - quotes bin Laden's view of "terrorism."] Al Jazeera's explanation of the videotaping and why it was not aired reviewed.
(Saint Paul: Aaron Brown) Al Jazeera's unhappiness with CNN airing the interview explained.
(Saint Paul: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.
(White House: Kelly Wallace) The administration's changing of the view of when childhood begins examined; details given of the opposition of abortion rights supporters. [Health and Human Services Tommy THOMPSON - says this will help poor mothers and it is not an ideological argument.] [National Abortion Rights Action League Kate MICHELMAN - says the government wants to make abortion illegal.] [National Right to Life Committee Laura ECHEVARRIA - says children should be protected.] Word that President Bush will unveil recommendations on how to protect employees' pensions plans in light of the Enron case mentioned.
(Saint Paul: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with Senator Paul Wellstone, a former Carleton College professor. [WELLSTONE - talks about political science as he taught it and as he lives at in Congress; indicates the pattern of power is distorted; explains why he is running for a third term after promising not to; outlines various kinds of "security" in the country; thinks political discourse has changed since September 11.]
(Saint Paul: Aaron Brown) The Somali community in the state of Minnesota featured; scenes shown from Minneapolis, Minnesota. [Minneapolis Somali community leader Abdirizak BIHI - says Somalis chose Minnesota because of jobs and an intact community.] [School bus driver Habib FARAH - says Somalis have been harassed since September 11; adds we are now hard working Americans.] [BIHI - comments on the movie "Black Hawk Down."]
(Saint Paul: Aaron Brown) The future for baseball's Minnesota Twins examined; scenes shown from the Metrodome. [Twins manager Ron GARDENHIRE - says all of a sudden the contraction issue came up; adds that Twins baseball is rooted in the region.] ["Minneapolis Star-Tribune" columnist Sid HARTMAN - says a stadium is needed or the team is gone; states owner Carl Pohlad is tough with a buck, but baseball's owners are their own worst enemies.] [Twins general manager Terry RYAN - says there are lots of concerns.]
(Saint Paul: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with "mystery guest" the Hopkins, Minnesota, cheerleading squad; scenes shown of the group performing in the rotunda. [Cheerleader Heather OLSON - talks about the high school teams.]