This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(New York: Betsy Stark) The start of a two-day Strike by General Electric workers in protest against rising health care costs featured; costs statistics cited. [Two PICKETERS - accuse executives of high compensation.] [GE public information officer Gary SHEFFER- says it is the reality of the marketplace.] [GE chemical technician David SMITH- says the number crunchers need to understand their impact.] [IUE-CWA union president Edward FIRE- says we are carrying the flag for all workers in America.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The death of a woman struck by a police car outside the Louisville, Kentucky, plant noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Visit by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to Saudi Arabia to meet the king about the need for diplomacy with Iraq noted.
(White House: Terry Moran) The different viewpoints about Iraq held by President Bush's administration & the rest of the world examined; scenes shown of U.N. weapons inspectors. [BUSH - says time is running out on President Saddam Hussein, who must disarm.] [January 6, BUSH - says Saddam has time.] [Chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans BLIX, U.N. Secretary General Kofi ANNAN, British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR- say weapons inspections need more time.] Bush's pressure on Saddam & the allies noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The latest development in the nuclear crisis between the US & North Korea outlined.
(Studio: Peter Jennings; White House: Terry Moran) The major disagreements within the administration over the tone of relations with North Korea discussed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Preliminary hearing in Louisiana to decide if two pilots should be tried for manslaughter for dropping a bomb on Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan reported.
(Studio: Brian Ross) The background to the friendly fire trial of Majors Bill Umbeck & Harry Schmidt featured; exclusive ABCNews cockpit video shown. [Umbeck's attorney Dave BECK- says no one knew the Canadians were there; blamed the air command center.] [Schmidt's attorney Charles GITTINS- says pilots have not before been charged in friendly fire incidents.] Documents about the risk of friendly fire incidents quoted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The stabbing to death of a British policeman in a counterterrorim raid linked to the poison ricin case & the evacuation of a French church after an explosive device was found reported.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(New York: Bill Blakemore) The aftermath of the hate crime murder of a Texas Pakistani store owner after the September 11 attack reviewed; details given of the likely deportation of his widow & four daughters. [In New Jersey, victim's wife & daughter Durreshahwar & Nida HASAN- comment on their life & wanting to stay in America.] [Representative Rush HOLT- says the family is working to make it in America.] The need for Congress to pass special legislation for the family to stay in America noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) KMart's closing of more stores with the layoff of more workers; hearing to determine if John Malvo should be tried as an adult for the sniper shootings & a University of Maryland study on the increase in the treatment of children with psychiatric drugs reported.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) A look at the high cost of health care introduced.
(Chicago: Dean Reynolds) The impact of rising health care costs on small businesses examined; statistics cited. [CookTek president Robert WOLTERS- cites the hardship of the rising cost of health care insurance.] [US Chamber of Commerce Kate SULLIVAN- notes how businesses suffer.] The business view that nothing is being done to rein in health care costs noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) A look at Moneyscope.com on ABC suggested.
(Washington: Peter Jennings) Segment in a special series with "Time" magazine on mental illness introduced.
(Albuquerque: Ned Potter) The study of how the brain operates by using an MEG scanner featured; diagram shown of the brain's electrical signals. [Schizophrenic "ANNIE" - describes her behavior.] [University of New Mexico researcher Cheryl AINE- says we can study changes in brain activity.] [University of New Mexico psychologist professor Claudia TESCHE- explains what happens in the schizophrenic's brain.] [Iowa Hospitals psychiatrist Dr. Nancy ANDREASEN- says we have better targets for treatment.]