This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The hot, dry summer weather noted. [In Squires Peak, Oregon, President BUSH - says proper forest management would prevent fire damage.]
(Genesee, Colorado: Bill Redeker) Bush's plans to let timber companies log dense forests despite the opposition from environmentalists featured. [Bureau of Land Management Bill WALLIS- says the forests are "explosive."] [The Wilderness Society Greg APLET- criticizes Bush's plan.] [American Forest & Paper Assn. Michael KLEIN- says it will not be a local economic windfall.] [Homeowner Frank JOHNSON - says we are being reeducated about controlled burns.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Rains in the Midwest reported; scenes shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Shelby, North Carolina: Erin Hayes) A most unforgiving drought in the Carolinas featured; details given of water restrictions measures; scenes shown from Bethel of people praying for rain. [Statesville utility director Joe HUDSON, US Geological Survey hydrologist Curtis WEAVER, industry SPOKESMAN, RESIDENT, FARMER, cattle rancher Danny BLANTON - comment on dry conditions.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Nine families' acceptance of payments for the loss of relatives during the September 11 attacks; cuts by US Airways as part of restructuring; another legal challenge for Martha Stewart; Stock Market Report & a protest at the Agriculture Department by black farmers, who accused the government of denying them loans, reported; scenes shown of the demonstration in Washington, DC.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The opposition from the allies to the US plan to remove Iraqi President Saddam Hussein by force noted. "Road to War?" introduced.
(White House: John Cochran) The cost of an American war with Iraq examined; details given of the cost of the Persian Gulf War & of the rising cost of oil. [Brookings Inst. Michael O'HANLON†- says the US would pay most of the war costs.] [Merrill Lynch Mike ROTHMAN†- says oil will not be used as a weapon.] [Lehman Brothers Ethan HARRIS†- outlines the uncertain environment for business that a war would create.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Serbia's return of nuclear fuel rods to Ulyanovsk, Russia; mourning in Russia for 116 soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in Chechnya & the reaction in Pakistan to President Pervez Musharraf's amendment of the constitution to allow himself to control the parliament reported.
(Studio: Peter Jennings; Pentagon: John McWethy) The investigation into the cluster of violence at the Army post at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, discussed; details given of the look at an anti-malaria drug used by soldiers in Afghanistan.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement from President Bush in "Runner's World" magazine about jogging reported; scenes shown of Bush running.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The damages from Hurricane Andrew cited.
(New York: Ned Potter) People's attitudes 10 years after the devastation from Hurricane Andrew along the Atlantic coast examined; 1992 storm scenes shown. [Homeowner Angela McHUGH- says we thought we would die.] [Florida State University professor Jay BAKER- says many people downplay the dangers of hurricanes.] [National Hurricane Center director Max MAYFIELD- says we need to communicate the uncertainty of weather forecasts.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Further information on hurricanes at the ABC News Website noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The "viral marketing" advertising campaign used by Sony Ericsson to sell products directly to the public by using young actors featured; scenes shown from the streets of New York City. [Actress/salesperson Heather LANE- says she is promoting the phone.] [Sony Ericsson marketing director John MARON- comments on the campaign.] [On the street, several PEOPLE - react to the marketing campaign.] [Commercial Alert executive director Gary RUSKIN- says the marketing is unethical.]