This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Supreme Court: Jackie Judd) The historic decisions by the Supreme Court in the two affirmative action cases from the University of Michigan examined; details given of the ruling on the use of race as a factor in deciding law school & undergraduate college admission; scenes shown of a demonstration on the campus. [Student Brandy JOHNSON- comments.] Majority opinion from Justice Sandra Day O'Connor quoted. [University general counsel Marvin KRISLOV, Center for Individual Rights Terence PELL- comment on taking race & ethnicity into account.] [Michigan president Mary Sue COLEMAN- says the ruling extends beyond admissions.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement from the White House on the court ruling quoted.
(New York: Tamala Edwards) A closer look at the ruling's impact on education & the military presented; details given of the view that affirmative action is crucial to national security. [American Council on Education Sheldon STEINBACH- says the court's determination does not alter admissions policies.] [University of Texas at Austin president Larry FAULKNER- comments.] [Retired military officers Attorney Joe REEDER, retired Gen. Wesley CLARK- talk about affirmative action & diversity in the military.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Findings of an earlier ABC News/"Washington Post" poll on the public's view of programs assisting minorities in college admission cited.
(Washington: Linda Douglass) The support of affirmative action by businesses wishing to pursue diversity examined; statistics cited on minorities at Microsoft. [Diversity consultant Valerie HOFFMAN- cites the diverse global & US marketplace.] [Center for Equal Opportunity Edward BLUM- reacts to the court ruling.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Death of Maynard Jackson, first black mayor of Atlanta, reported; scenes shown from the 1970s.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Supreme Court split decision upholding the law requiring public libraries to install Internet filtering software reported.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) US announcement of plans to recruit an Iraqi army & to make monthly payments to soldiers who lost their jobs reported; statistics cited from an ABC News/"Washington Post" poll of the public's view of the level of casualties in Iraq.
(Pentagon: Martha Raddatz) US military strike in Al Qaim, Iraq, on a seven-vehicle convoy that may have been aimed at Saddam Hussein & reports of the exchange of gunfire between the Americans & Syrians featured; diagram & photos by "Newsweek"'s Patrick Andrade shown. [Voice of "Washington Post" reporter Anthony SHADID- says the villagers insist sheep were being transported.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The seizure off Greece of a ship bound for Sudan carrying explosives reported.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statistics cited on the damages from the Arizona wildfire.
(Oracle, Arizona: Bill Redeker) The path of the fire in Arizona featured; scenes shown of smoke clouds & from the rural community of Oracle. [Deputy incident commander Jeff WHITNEY- says we anticipate difficult conditions.] [Oracle residents John HELFRIDGE, WIFE, George BARKSDALE - worry about the fire.] [FIREMAN, WOMAN - comment.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Efforts by beekeepers to corral 30 million bees that got loose when a truck crashed in Kansas City, Missouri, reported; scenes shown of the vehicle & scattered boxes.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) More fund raising by President Bush noted.
(Burlington, Vermont: Dan Harris) The Democratic presidential candidate former Vermont Governor Howard Dean profiled; scenes shown of Dean supporters; details given of his use of the Internet to tap into a rich vein of liberal rage. [DEAN - announces he is running for the presidency; campaigns.] [Dean supporters Amanda DORASON, Molly LAMBERT, Andrew SCHWAB- praise Dean's candor.] The concern of moderates that Dean will force the candidates to the left noted. [Democratic Leadership Council Bruce REED- says the Democratic appeal must broaden.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The upset of top seed Lleyton Hewitt at the Wimbledon tennis tournament reported.
(London: Richard Gizbert) The palace intruder at Britain's Prince William's birthday party featured; scenes & photos shown of the Comedy Terrorist dressed like Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden as a woman. [London Metropolitan police David VENESS- says he gained access to Windsor Castle.] [Former Scotland Yard commander John O'CONNOR- says he was able to breech royal security.] The 1982 incident in which a disturbed man scaled the walls of Buckingham Palace all the way into the queen's bedroom recalled.