This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Pope John Paul II’s downplaying of the suggestion that he might resign following the Vatican’s announcement that he has Parkinson’s disease; a surge in SARS cases in Taiwan and the withdrawal of Vijay Singh from next week’s Colonial golf tournament reported.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Saudi Arabia’s announcement that last week’s attacks in Riyadh are linked to Al Qaeda noted.
(Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Sheila MacVicar) Telephone report on the investigation into the Riyadh bombings presented; details given about the suspects, who have ties to Al Qaeda. The Saudis’ cooperation with FBI agents discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Harvard University terrorism expert Jim Walsh on the reemergence of Al Qaeda. [WALSH – says this is a transformed Al Qaeda; comments on their distribution and their links to the Riyadh and Casablanca, Morocco, bombings; talks about Saudi Arabia’s fight against terrorism.] Live interview held with Mideast analyst Fawaz Gerges on whether the Saudis are taking the war on terror seriously. [In New York, GERGES – says the royal family knows very well that Saudi Arabia is the main target of the new terrorism; comments on the new willingness to cooperate with the US; states the Saudi public is suspicious of American foreign policy.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The string of suicide bombings in Israel, prompting the postponement of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s trip to Washington, noted; statement from Secretary of State Colin Powell quoted; scenes shown from Ramallah, West Bank, and Jerusalem.
(White House: John King) The White House response to the recent suicide bombings in Israel featured; details given of the belief that Palestinian president Yasir Arafat is trying to undermine President Bush’s road map to peace. [Chief Palestinian representative Hassan Abdel RAHMAN- says it is all in Bush’s hands.] [Senator Chuck HAGEL- says Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas must show he is getting control of the terrorism.] [Representative Jane HARMAN- says the priority is to remove Arafat from any position of power.] [Former US Ambassador Martin INDYK- says the president has to be engaged in making sure both sides take steps.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The week’s upcoming stories previewed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.
(Richmond, California: Mike Brooks) The Laci Peterson murder investigation that has been focusing on San Francisco Bay featured; scenes shown of police boats in the bay.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin about the legal strategy of suspect Scott Peterson’s attorney, Mark Geragos. [TOOBIN – questions Geragos’ strategy of making the case very public; says the venue should be changed and the case should be forgotten about; speculates on the possibility that Geragos is looking for publicity.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The funeral in Hendersonville, Tennessee, for country music star June Carter Cash shown.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Pope John Paul II’s canonization of four new saints; statement from Saudi Arabia that the bombings in Riyadh are linked to Al Qaeda and the U.N.’s consideration of deploying a force to Congo reported; scenes shown from the pope’s birthday celebration.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Human Rights Watch Kenneth Roth† and Center for Media & Public Affairs Matthew Felling† about the crisis in the Congo, in which over 2 million people have died, and why the situation rarely makes the news. [In New York, ROTH – explains there is ethnic tension; talks about the numbers of people who have died; comments on the possibility of the U.N. sending a peacekeeping force.] [In Washington, FELLING – comments on why this is not major news; cites statistics on international news coverage.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Golfer Vijay Singh’s withdrawal from the Colonial Tournament noted. [SINGH – denies his withdrawal has anything to do with his criticism of female golfer Annika Sorenstam’s participation in the event.]
(No location given: Josie Karp) The controversy over Sorenstam’s participation in the tournament discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Patricia & Wally Kutteles mother & stepfather of gay soldier PFC Barry Winchell, who was murdered at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, in 1999, about their opposition to the possible promotion of Gen. Robert Clark, who was in charge of the base at the time. [In Kansas City, Pat & Wally KUTTELES – say we don’t feel that he took the responsibility or the accountability that he should have; talk about the military’s policy toward gays; comment on Clark’s exoneration in the case.] Clark’s response to a request for a statement quoted. Live interview held with Center for Military Readiness Elaine Donnelly about whether it is fair to hold the general responsible for Winchell’s murder. [In Ann Arbor, Michigan, DONNELLY – questions why Clark did not have an attitude of discipline on the base; comments on the alcohol problem on the base; says this is not a “don’t ask, don’t tell” issue; states Clark is a victim of an unclear policy.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.
(New York: Jamie Colby) The final performance of “Les Miserables” on Broadway featured; details given about the 16-year run of the show, directed by Cameron Mackintosh; scenes shown from the show. [Several FANS – comment.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Taped interview held with Broadway actor Harvey Fierstein; scenes shown from “Hairspray.” [On the street in New York, FIERSTEIN – talks about “Les Miserables”; comments on the popularity of “Hairspray,” directed by John Waters; says theater is one of the high cathedrals that people meet in.]