This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Aaron Brown) "The Whip" introduced.
(Simi Valley: Martin Savidge; Devore: Frank Buckley; San Diego: David Mattingly; Baghdad: Jane Arraf) "NewsNight"'s major headlines previewed.
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Page two & a half: more stories previewed.
(Studio: Aaron Brown) The wildfires in southern California introduced.
(Simi Valley, California: Martin Savidge) The wildfires in Simi Valley featured; scenes shown of the blaze in the canyon landscape. [Trailer park residents Kevin HARRIS. Corey BUSHELL, Tina ZINSKI- ponder leaving.] The fire's approach to Los Angeles noted & the firefighting effort discussed.
(Studio: Aaron Brown) President Bush's declaration of parts of California as a major disaster area noted.
(Devore: Frank Buckley) The impact of the fire in Devore featured; scenes shown of helicopters, firefighters on the ground & the blaze around San Bernardino. [After returning home, Amy REESE, Joshua BROOKS, Chuck REED - react to their losses.]
(Studio: Aaron Brown) The shift of the Monday night football game to Tempe, Arizona, from San Diego noted.
(San Diego: David Mattingly) The fire in San Diego County featured; scenes shown from Qualcomm Stadium & of brush fires. [Volunteer Dani DAILY, evacuees George LEWIS, Berry FIECK, volunteer physician Tammy SERVIES- comment on the fire & its effects on the people.]
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with California Governor Gray Davis about the wildfires. [From San Diego, AVIS - recounts stories about the people harmed by the fire & providing relief; outlines what is being done to put out the fire; states a thousand homes have been destroyed; talks about the source of disaster funding.]
(Studio: Aaron Brown) The latest American casualties in Iraq listed on screen.
(Baghdad: Jane Arraf) A deadly day in Iraq reviewed; scenes shown of the International Red Cross building hit by a suicide bomb on the first day of Ramadan & of three suicide bombings at different police stations. [ICRC Nada DOUMANI- says the idea of protection is put in question.] [Army 1st Armored Div. Brig. Gen. Mark HERTLING- says there has actually been a decrease in crime.] The future for the Red Cross work in Iraq noted. The question of who likely carried out the suicide bombings discussed.
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The administration's view of the war & peace in Iraq outlined; details given of the possibility the Al Rashid hotel rocket attack was an assassination attempt against assistant Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz. [President BUSH - says the killers become more desperate.] [US administrator in Iraq Paul BREMER - defends the overall thrust.] [4th Infantry commander Maj. Gen. Ray ODIERNO- says they are now going after soft targets.] The criticism of Bush by the Democratic presidential candidates reviewed.
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.
(White House: Suzanne Malveaux) The threat from the independent commission investigating the attacks of September 11 to subpoena the White House to obtain documents examined. [BUSH - comments on the documents.] [Senators Joseph LIEBERMAN, Chuck HAGEL - criticize the administration for not cooperating.] Statement from chief White House counsel Alberto Gonzales about the document requests quoted. [White House press secretary Scott McCLELLAN - says we will cooperate with the commission.]
(Studio: Aaron Brown) The day's testimony at the Washington, DC, area sniper trial of John Muhammad; the firing of nine employees of the New Jersey division of youth & family services for the condition of the four boys found starving to death & the announcement by the Boston Red Sox that manager Grady Little will not return reported.
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with former presidential adviser David Gergen. [From Watertown, Massachusetts, GERGEN - says the administration is close to giving the idea that it will not cooperate about the September 11 investigation at a time that tough decisions are needed in Iraq; states now Republicans are raising questions about our policy in Iraq; outlines how President Bush should work with the 9/11 commission & how the tone about Iraq must be changed; points out the Democrats have not offered an alternative for dealing with the bombs in Iraq.]
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with presidential candidate "A Call to Service" author Senator John Kerry. [From New York, KERRY - says people are concerned about the economy & jobs & the cost of health care; outlines what he would do as president to conduct real diplomacy & ask the U.N. to be part of the process in Iraq; explains his vote on funding for Iraq; outlines "security" for America.]
(Studio: Aaron Brown) The headlines of tomorrow's morning newspapers presented; front pages shown from the papers from Jerusalem, Israel, Moscow, Russia, Richmond, Virginia, Dallas, & Chicago.
(Studio: Aaron Brown) CNN's most e-mailed stories outlined on screen.