This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Martin Savidge) The death of actress Katharine Hepburn reported.
(No location given: Bruce Burkhardt) Hepburn’s life & career reviewed; many film clips shown; photos shown of Hepburn’s early life & family; details given about her love affair with actor Spencer Tracy. [Actress Natasha RICHARDSON, film critic Roger EBERT- comment on Hepburn’s image as a strong, yet feminine, woman.] [Biographer Barbara LEAMING- talks about Hepburn’s character and romantic choices.]
(Studio: Martin Savidge) Statement from Hepburn’s family mentioned. [Hepburn estate executor Cynthia McFADDEN, former town official Barbara MAYNARD- comment.] Hepburn’s donations to the town of Old Saybrook, Connecticut, and her wish to have no memorial service noted. Hepburn’s description of herself heard while excerpts from the documentary “Katharine Hepburn: All About Me” are shown. Live interview held with “Christian Science Monitor” film critic David Sterritt about Hepburn’s career. [STERRITT – talks about the significance of Hepburn’s roles in “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” “On Golden Pond,” and “Philadelphia Story.”]
(No location given: Daryn Kagan) Hepburn’s romantic affairs featured; details given about her one marriage and her other relationships with men; photos shown.
(Studio: Martin Savidge) The withdrawal of Israeli forces from Gaza and the declaration of a truce by Palestinian militants noted; scenes shown from Beit Hanoun, Gaza.
(Israel-Gaza border: Jerrold Kessel) Skepticism about the truce between the Palestinians & Israelis featured; scenes shown of the Israeli armored brigade leaving Gaza and of Israeli & Palestinian officers meeting to plan the takeover of Gaza by the Palestinians. The Israeli fear that Hamas & other militant groups may use the cease-fire period to rebuild strength discussed.
(Studio: Martin Savidge) Statement from White House spokeswoman Ashley Snee about the truce quoted.
(Studio: Martin Savidge) Report introduced.
(Chicago: Jeff Flock) The collapse of a third-floor porch in Lincoln Park, Chicago, resulting in the death of 12 party-goers, featured; scenes shown from the site. [Eyewitnesses Heather GILLIS, Elizabeth GUIDICI, WOMAN - describe what happened.] [Freelance photographer Ken HERZLICH, neighbor Rick FROMMEYER- describe rescue efforts.] [Chicago Building Commissioner Norma REYES- comments on the structural stability of the porch.]
(Studio: Martin Savidge) The FBI’s involvement in the investigation of the disappearance of Baylor University basketball player Patrick Dennehy mentioned.
(Waco, Texas: Ed Lavandera) The investigation into Dennehy’s disappearance featured; details given about the theory that Dennehy’s teammates may be involved; scenes shown from the site in Virginia where Dennehy’s vehicle was found. [Neighbor Jon HART†- says Dennehy seemed to get along with the other players.] [Girlfriend Jessica De La ROSA†- recounts her last conversation with Dennehy.] [Baylor basketball coach Dave BLISS†- says we want to help.]
(Studio: Martin Savidge) Storm warnings announced for Gulf Coast states due to the threat from Tropical Storm Bill, located off the Louisiana coast, reported; maps shown.
(Studio: Martin Savidge) The death of Hollywood legend Katharine Hepburn noted.
(No location given: Laurin Sydney) Another look at the life & career of Hepburn presented; details given about Hepburn’s unconventional behavior for a woman at that time in history, about her romance with Spencer Tracy and about her many awards; film clips shown.
(Studio: Martin Savidge) Live interview held with “Christian Science Monitor” film critic David Sterritt about the men in the life of actress Katharine Hepburn, who died; film clips shown. [STERRITT – says Hepburn did best with men who were as strong as she was; comments on screen pairings with Spencer Tracy, Humphrey Bogart and Cary Grant; talks about her love affair with Tracy; comments on the impact on society of her strong-willed character.]
(Studio: Martin Savidge) Recorded telephone interview with James Prideaux, longtime friend of Katharine Hepburn, who died, presented; photos & footage shown. [Voice of PRIDEAUX- talks about Hepburn’s character and the public’s attraction to her.]
(Studio: Martin Savidge) The plan to dim the lights on Broadway in New York City on Tuesday night in honor of actress Katharine Hepburn, who died, noted.
(No location given: Daryn Kagan) Hepburn’s career in live theater reviewed; photos, footage and film excerpts shown.
(Studio: Martin Savidge) Audiotapes played of viewers’ thoughts on the passing of Katharine Hepburn.