This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: John Roberts) The powerful blizzard blasting the east coast noted; live scenes shown from Boston, Philadelphia and New York City.
(New York: Lee Cowan) The impact of the snowstorm on the Northeast featured; details given about the cost of cleaning up the snow; map shown; scenes shown of snowy streets and stranded travelers. [New Jersey Governor James McGREEVEY- asks people to stay home.] [Police OFFICER, snowplow driver Percey ANDERSON, TRAVELLER, resident Rowley AMATO, stranded motorist Mila VELIKOSKAYA– react to the snow.] [New York City Mayor Michael BLOOMBERG- declares a snow emergency.] [Meteorologist John BOLARIS- says there are white-out conditions.]
(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.
(Washington: Wyatt Andrews) The effects of the winter storm featured; scenes shown of deep snow in Washington, DC, mudslides and flooding in Tennessee, the collapsed roof of the railway museum in Baltimore and traffic accidents in Raleigh, North Carolina. [In Giles County, Tennessee, missing children’s cousin Deanne BALLARD- comments on the search for her cousins, who were in a car swept away by floodwaters.] [Maryland Governor Robert EHRLICH- says it will be days before roads can be cleared.]
(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.
(Chicago: Cynthia Bowers) A deadly stampede in which people were crushed to death at a Chicago nightclub featured; details given about how the incident started; scenes shown of injured people. [WITNESS, club patrons Kristy MITCHELL, Aurelio KIDD, Ashimoov BLACKWELL– describe the incident.] [Father Daryl BELL- comments on his missing daughter.] [Chicago fire department Commissioner James JOYCE- says the doors were locked or blocked.] Fire codes violations for the club mentioned.
(Kuwait City: Dan Rather) The latest developments in the showdown with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein reviewed.
(Brussels: Tom Fenton) Declaration from European leaders that Saddam has one last chance to disarm featured; details given of Europeans’ ambivalent feelings toward America; scenes shown of anti-war demonstrations across Europe. [British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR – says Iraq will be disarmed peacefully or by military action.] [British PROTESTOR – comments.] [London University defense analyst Michael CLARKE- says the US is going back to a 19th century posture of doing what it wants.]
(Kuwait City: Dan Rather) Turkey’s delay in the decision for the US to use its bases to launch an attack on Iraq noted.
(White House: Bill Plante) The White House reaction to the European Union’s declaration and to the weekend’s anti-war demonstrations featured; scenes shown of an American U-2 surveillance plane on its way to assist in the weapons inspections process in Iraq. [Former national security advisor Sandy BERGER- says a new U.N. resolution would make us stronger and provide allies after the war.]
(Kuwait City: Dan Rather) The final preparations for war with Iraq by US & British troops training in Kuwait featured; scenes shown of soldiers training for battles which will likely include poison gases. [US Army Sgt. Jonathan McCRAY†, British SOLDIER - comment.] [US Army Lt. Eric ISLER†- talks about moving fuel for the military.] [US Army Sgt. Louis VILLERMIN, Pfc. Alysamuel SERRANO – comment on their impatience about waiting for the war to begin.]
(Kuwait City: Dan Rather) A message purported to be from former Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar calling on Afghans to abandon America and start a jihad noted.
(Studio: John Roberts) The continued search in Colombia for three American drug agents thought to be abducted by rebels after their plane crashed; a skirmish between a Colombian army patrol and rebels and violence in the Middle East caused by Israeli troops targeting Hamas leaders reported; scenes shown from Pasto, Colombia, and Gaza City, West Bank.
(Studio: John Roberts) Announcement from the attorneys of Clara Harris, convicted of murdering her husband, that they will appeal her sentence reported; excerpt from an interview held with Harris on “The Early Show” shown. [Responding to CBS reporter Hannah Storm in November, 2002, HARRIS – says God will see her through.]
(Studio: John Roberts) A call for an autopsy to determine if the dietary supplement ephedra contributed to the death of Baltimore Orioles pitcher Steve Bechler reported.
(Kuwait City: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Kuwait: Byron Pitts) The good-luck charms carried by US soldiers preparing for war against Iraq featured. [US Marine Corps Cpl. Caesar FLORES, US Army Spc. Erik CAZARES, M/Sgt. John HOKE, Capt. Martin BOWLING- describe the tokens they will carry into battle.]