This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Unanimous approval by the U.N. Security Council on a resolution demanding the disarmament of Iraq reported.
(United Nations: Andrea Mitchell) A statement from the US that failure by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to cooperate with the U.N. resolution will result in military action featured; details given of the U.N. timetable for weapons inspections; scenes shown from the U.N. [President BUSH – says Iraq’s game of cheat & retreat will no longer be tolerated.] [British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR – warns Iraq against defying the U.N.] [Former U.N. weapons inspector David ALBRIGHT†- comments on Saddam’s tactics of hiding his weapons.]
(White House: Campbell Brown) Bush’s achievement of his goal of winning a U.N. resolution despite doubts that Saddam will comply featured. [BUSH – says any Iraqi non-compliance is serious.] The US policy of regime change in Iraq noted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Baghdad: Ned Colt) The defiant mood of the Iraqis toward the US featured; details given of Saddam’s campaign to win the support of his people. [Iraqi ambassador to the US Mohammed al-DOURI - says my government will study the resolution.] [Iraqi National Congress Sharif Ali bin al-HUSSEIN†- says all Iraqis are against Saddam.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Beijing: Ron Allen) The transfer of power at the Communist Party Congress in Beijing, China, featured; details given of the expectation that Hu Jintao will succeed Jiang Zemin as president and of economic conditions in China; scenes shown from the Congress. [Business consultant James McGREGOR- comments on Hu’s ability to lead China.] [Columbia University Andrew NATHAN- comments on the Chinese economy.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) A federal audit of Tenet HealthSystem's Medicare billings reported.
(Redding: Shellee Smith) The investigation of Dr. Chae Hyun Moon†† and Dr. Fidel Realyvasquez†† on allegations that they performed unnecessary heart surgeries at Redding Medical Center featured; details given of surgeries performed by Moon on country singer Merle Haggard and a member of his band. [Medical Board of California Ron JOSEPH†- comments on the case.] [HAGGARD, band member Biff ADAM†- comment on Moon’s recommendations that they will need further operations.] [Dartmouth Atlas of Healthcare Dr. David WENNBERG†- comments on the high rate of heart surgeries in Redding, California.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Separate court appearances by sniper suspects John Muhammad and John Malvo noted.
(Washington: Pete Williams) New evidence in the sniper case presented; details given of emerging facts about Malvo’s role in the shootings and of statements made by Mildred Muhammad. [Virginia prosecutor Robert HORAN- describes Malvo’s escape attempt.] [Defense attorney Michael ARIF- comments on police questioning of Malvo without an attorney.] [Virginia prosecutor Paul EBERT- comments on the prosecution of Muhammad.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The return of El Nino to the West Coast, bringing strong storms and high waves, reported; scenes shown from Pacifica, California.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Job cutbacks and store closings for McDonald’s reported.
(Chicago: Jim Avila) Financial woes for McDonald’s profiled; details given about strategies to improve sales. [Fast food fan Rob BORUCKI- comments on his penchant for fast food.] [McDonald’s USA president Mike ROBERTS- comments on competition in the marketplace.] [McDonald’s franchise owner Ed BAILEY- comments.] [Burger King vice president Rob DOUGHTY- says discounting sandwiches erodes the business.] [“Fast Food Nation” author Eric SCHLOSSER- says companies which compete on the basis of the healthfulness of their food will be more successful.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) An exhibit of the stories of former Vietnam prisoners-of-war organized by Taylor Baldwin Kiland and Jamie Howren Quinn at the Museum of History and Art in Coronado, California, featured. [KILAND, QUINN – comment on the men’s stories.] [Former POWs Col. Ben POLLARD, Capt. Mike McGRATH, Capt. Everett SOUTHWICK- comment on their ordeals.]