This program is 28 minutes long
(Washington: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Afula, Israel: Martin Fletcher) A brutal 48 hours of suicide bombing attacks against Israeli targets featured; video shown of one bomber before his death; scenes shown from the Afula bombing site. [Palestinian president Yasir ARAFAT - condemns the terrorist activities.] [Israeli Prime Minister’s spokesperson Raanan GISSIN†- says this wave of terrorism amounts to a declaration of war against us & against Abu Mazen’s government.]
(Washington: Tom Brokaw) Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s cancellation of his trip to Washington this week noted.
(White House: Campbell Brown) Doubts within the White House about President Bush’s road map to peace featured. [With Philippines President Gloria Arroyo, BUSH – says the vision of two states existing side by side in peace is a real vision.] [Brookings Institution Martin INDYK††- says the Israeli & Palestinian leaders are under heavy pressure.] [Senator Chuck HAGEL†- says without Bush’s leadership, this will go nowhere.] White House press secretary Ari Fleischer’s resignation to join the private sector discussed.
(Washington: Tom Brokaw) Statement from the Saudi Ambassador Prince Bandar bin Sultan that a major terrorist strike could happen soon, either in Saudi Arabia or the US, noted.
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The new phase in the war on terror featured; details given about the belief that Iran may have captured Al Qaeda operative Saif al-Adel and may be harboring other operatives; audiotape played of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden threatening attacks against six Arab nations, including Saudi Arabia & Morocco; scenes shown from the site of the weekend’s suicide bombings in Casablanca. [President BUSH – comments on the hunt for Al Qaeda.] [Terrorism expert Neil LIVINGSTONE- says Al Qaeda has never gone away.]
(Washington: Tom Brokaw) The crash of a US Marine helicopter near Karbala, Iraq, and an anti-American protest by Shiite Muslims in Baghdad reported; scenes shown.
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Top Iraqi biological weapons scientist Dr. Huda Ammash, aka Mrs. Anthrax, profiled; details given of Ammash’s US education; video shown of a fashion show for diplomatic wives, hosted by Ammash. [In an interview before the war, AMMASH – says the accumulation of hatred may create things that may be unthinkable.] [Former U.N. weapons inspector David KAY- says she was at the heart of both the scientific program & the political regime.] [Ammash’s former professor Dr. Robert FUERST- comments on Ammash.] [Freelance journalist Karen DAY- says Ammash is powerful & ambitious.]
(Washington: Tom Brokaw) Financial survival guide series introduced.
(Washington: Anne Thompson) Policy cancellations and price hikes by home insurance companies examined. [Homeowner Robin SCHNEIDER††- comments on her policy not being renewed.] [Insurance Information Institute P.J. CROWLEY†- says if you overuse the coverage, you risk being non-renewed.] [Homeowner Scott ROSSI††- comments on cancellation by his insurance company because of a claim by his home’s previous owner.] [Independent Insurance Agents of America Robert RUSBULDT†- says consumers may not want to file the smaller claims.]
(Washington: Tom Brokaw) An agreement by WorldCom to pay a record settlement in its accounting scandal reported.
(Washington: Tom Brokaw) Supreme Court ruling to allow Maine to force drug companies to lower the price of prescription prices for the poor & uninsured reported.
(Washington: Tom Brokaw) South Korean trip to North Korea to talk about economic cooperation and to warn about the North’s nuclear program mentioned.
(Seoul: Richard Engel) The remarkable effort by a South Korean family to bring the rest of the family out of the North featured; scenes shown of the rescue and reunion. [Granddaughter Helie LEE- describes the reunion; talks about other war-torn families.]
(Washington: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Hartford, Connecticut: Roger O’Neil) Women golfers making strides into the men’s game featured; details given about Annika Sorenstam's participation next week in a men's tournament and Susie Whaley’s bid later this summer; scenes shown from the golf course. [SORENSTAM – says she wants to see how good she is.] [WHALEY – comments on her relative anonymity.] [Golfer Phil MICKELSON- comments on his chances against Sorenstam.] [“Golf for Women” magazine editor Susan REED- says everything athletic is measured against men’s performance.]