This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Aaron Brown) "The Whip" introduced.
(Los Angeles: Frank Buckley; New York: Allan Chernoff; New York: Keith Olbermann) "NewsNight"'s major headlines previewed.
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Page two & a half: more stories previewed.
(Studio: Aaron Brown) The background of the man who carried out the shooting yesterday at the Los Angeles International Airport introduced.
(Los Angeles: Frank Buckley) The airport murder mystery examined; scenes shown from the El Al ticket counter; details given about Heshari Mohamed Hadayet & the two victims, Yaakov Aminov & ticket agent Victoria Hen. [FBI's Richard GARCIA- says it appears Hadayet went there to kill people.] [WITNESS - describe what happened.] The issue of changing & increasing security at the airport discussed.
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with security consultant Jeff Beatty about the shooting incident & the future for security at LAX. [From Atlanta, BEATTY - says the closest parallel is the 1990s attack on CIA officers in traffic; explains why the shooting was not a coordinated Al Qaeda attack; outlines security measures than can be taken & that El Al security was moving against Hadayet; explains why zig-zag lines at airports make an attractive target.]
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.
(Islamabad, Pakistan: Tom Mintier) Report out of Pakistan about the gang rape of a Pakistani woman as ordered by a tribal village as punishment examined; details given about the tradition of tribal justice & of the outcry from human rights groups [WOMAN, FATHER - (thru translator) describe the rape.] [Attorney Naeem BOKHAIR†- likens the rape to a lynching; says Pakistan should be ashamed.]
(Studio: Aaron Brown) President Bush shown leaving for a weekend at Kennebunkport, Maine, after offering sympathy to Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf about the loss of life in the US air strike on a wedding party; a wave of bombings in Algeria; the search in Germany for victims of the midair plane collision reported; scenes shown.
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.
(New York: Allan Chernoff) The controversy over the FDA (Food and Drug Administration)'s decision not to approve the ImClone cancer drug C225 examined; details given about the clinical trials. [On June 25, Martha STEWART†- says the insider trading case will be resolved soon.] [Cancer patient & husband Rachel & Phil HIGHTOWER†- express frustration about not being able to get to drugs that can help.] [May 5, former ImClone CEO Sam WAKSAL†- says the drug will be on the market next year.] [Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center Dr. Manuel HIDALGO†- says few drugs pass all the tests & trials.] The initial trial results for C225 discussed.
(Studio: Aaron Brown) More rain & flooding in central Texas; the reaction of the Miami flight school vice president to news that foreigners like Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's stepson need student visas & the status of the abduction of teenager Elizabeth Smart from her Salt Lake City home reported.
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with "Wall Street Journal" wine columnists Dorothy Gaiter & John Brecher about summer wines; selected wines shown. [GAITER, BRECHER - talk about bottled jug wines, visiting chain restaurants like Hooters.]
(Studio: Aaron Brown) The death of baseball's greatest hitter Ted Williams reported; scenes shown from Boston's Fenway Park where Ted's number 9 was cut into the grass.
(Studio: Keith Olbermann) Williams' life in baseball & the military service featured; performance & photos scenes shown. [WILLIAMS - talks about hitting; says his biggest regret was not playing well in the World Series.] [Voice of John GLENN- talks about Ted's combat pilot experience.] [Former player Yogi BERRA- says Ted was all business at the plate.] Baseball's appreciation of Williams in the 1980s noted. ["Boston Globe" sportswriter Dan SHAUGNESSY- offers perspective on Williams in Boston.] Williams' appearance at the 1999 All Star Game in Boston shown. [Son John Henry WILLIAMS- talks about his father.] [Red Sox minor league manager John SANDERS- explains why the Red Sox agreed to a tryout for John Henry.]
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Taped interview held with sportscaster Bob Costas about baseball great Ted Williams, who died today. [COSTAS - offers perspective on Williams as the greatest hitter of all time; talks about Ted's personality in his last decades; recounts an anecdote about Ted's baseball discussion with player Tony Gwynn; outlines Ted's view of New York Yankees great Joe DiMaggio.] Williams' appearance at the 1999 All Star Game in Boston shown.