This program is 28 minutes long
(Larnaca, Cyprus: Dan Rather) U.N. weapons inspections in Iraq & the criticism of the inspectors by an Iraqi scientist whose home was visited reviewed; scenes shown.
(Studio: Russ Mitchell) The anti-war rallies in the US introduced.
(Washington: Joie Chen) The anti-war protest in Washington, DC, featured; scenes shown of the marchers united to stop a war before it starts. [Five DEMONSTRATORS - speak out against war with Iraq.]
(San Francisco: John Blackstone) The anti-war protest in San Francisco featured; scenes shown of the marchers in northern California. [Protesters son & father Malcolm & Mark GRBA, Lucy CURREN, Tim AYERES, Francoise CERVANTES- speak out against war.] [Protester Julie LEITZELL- calls the demonstrators naive.]
(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Map shown of sites of anti-war protests around the world; scenes shown from Tokyo, Japan, Cairo, Egypt & Paris, France.
(Larnaca, Cyprus: Dan Rather) Iraqi resistance to U.N. weapons inspections in the northern "no-fly" zone reported. [Chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans BLIX - says this is cat-&-mouse play; says inspections, like "containment," require patience.] [International Atomic Energy Agency Mohamed el-BARADEI- assesses the weapons inspections process.]
(Studio: Russ Mitchell) White House denial of a claim by South Korean President-elect Roh Moo Hyun that the US consider attacking North Korea over its nuclear weapons program reported.
(Seoul: Barry Petersen) The bases for diplomacy with North Korea outlined; details given of today's message from erratic North Korean leader Kim Jong Il about the crisis & of South Korea's outline of a worst-case scenario. [U.N. envoy Maurice STRONG†- says war might be required for North Korea's security.]
(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Today's testimony at the hearings into the friendly fire incident in Afghanistan in which two US planes bombed Canadian ground forces reported.
(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Weather map shown of the cold snap temperatures around the nation.
(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Report introduced.
(New York: Gretchen Carlson) The impact of rising natural gas prices on small businesses examined; statistics cited. [McGean vice president David HURDER, Pira Energy Group managing director Greg SHUTTLESWORTH- cite the gas price increase & production decline.] [Alaron Trading Corp. Phil FLYNN- says the companies are tight with money for reinvestment.] [HURDER - says we need a national energy policy to stay competitive.]
(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Death of actor Richard Crenna reported.
(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Reports of a jam-session recording by John Lennon & Mick Jagger reported; excerpt played.
(Studio: Russ Mitchell) This weekend's celebrations of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King noted.
(Gee's Bend, Alabama: Randall Pinkston) The treasure house of cultural & monetary wealth in the quilts of Gee's Bend, Alabama, featured; scenes shown from the isolated black community of Gee's Bend & from New York City's Whitney Museum of American Art, where the quilts are on display. [Quilt maker Mary Lee BENDOLPH- recalls life in Gee's Bend.] [Author art collector Bill ARNETT- talks about his interest in the quilt art.] [Quilt maker Annie Mae YOUNG- remembers her mother.]