This program is 28 minutes long
Note: Time numerals represent seconds into broadcast, not clock time, since the telecast originated in Washington, DC.
(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) The stormy winter weather in the Northeast updated; weather map shown.
(New York: Bob Jamieson) The impact of the storm on New England featured; snow scenes shown from Boston & New York City. [SHOVELER, The Weather Channel Paul KOCIN; New York SHOPPER - comment on the snowfall.]
(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: Geoff Morrell) The mistake made in a US air raid in Hutala, Afghanistan, that killed nine village children featured; scenes shown of the kids' shoes. [Army Lt. Col. Bryan HILFERTY- says we were chasing a terrorist & fired on him.] [Afghan interior minister Ali Ahmed JALALI- says an investigation has been launched.] The ongoing violence in Afghanistan despite the presence of coalition troops noted. [Brookings Inst. Michael O'HANLON- comments on the attack that killed children.]
(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) The latest violence in Iraq updated.
(Baghdad: Mike Cerre) The aggressive strategy in Iraq of raids & bombing insurgent hideouts reviewed; military scenes shown, including from Mosul, where a US soldier was killed by a bomb. [Coalition troops in Iraq commander Lt. Gen. Ricardo SANCHEZ - says the number of engagements has been reduced; talks about raids & rebuilding strategies.] [Retired Army Maj. Gen. William NASH- compares the strategy to that used by Israel.] [Iraqi Governing Council Ghazi Ajil al-YAWAR- questions using the stick before the carrot]
(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) The growing sophistication of attacks on Iraqi oil fields noted.
(Kirkuk, Iraq: Terry Moran) Oil production in Iraq featured; statistics cited; details given of the major problems in the oil fields, which have limitless potential, but lack security; scenes shown of a facility in the north. [Iraqi oil ministry adviser Thamir Abbas GHADHBAN- says Iraq evolves around oil.] [US Army Corps of Engineers Bill GRANEY- talks about the plans.] [National Guard task force Shield Lt. Col. Matt CROKE- talks about oil fields as targets.]
(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Charges from Senator Hillary Clinton, who returned from a visit to Iraq, that President Bush's administration is using presidential politics to shape policy in Iraq noted. [On "This Week," CLINTON - says we will be in Iraq for years.]
(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) ABCNews' sponsoring of a Democratic presidential candidates' debate this week announced.
(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) The parliamentary elections in Russia that favored President Vladimir Putin reported.
(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) The closing of part of the highway near Columbus, Ohio, to look for evidence in the string of shootings there reported.
(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) The aftermath of the police incident in Cincinnati, Ohio, in which Nathaniel Jones died after a scuffle with police reported; police video excerpts shown.
(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) The passage of a lifetime ban for US track & field athletes caught using steroids reported.
(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) The use of steroids by high school athletes examined; details given of the side effects. [Former athlete Patrick KEYOGAN- recounts the physical effects of steroid use & his out-of-control behavior from the drugs.] [New York University school of medicine Dr. Gary WADLER- talks about the long-term consequences for kids.] AMA report on steroid use among both boys & girls noted.
(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Announcement of the college football teams
(University of Oklahoma & LSU} to compete in the Sugar Bowl for the national title reported.
(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) The 62nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor in World War II noted; 1941 footage shown.
(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) The anniversary of the last manned flight to the moon in 1972 reported; photo shown.
(El Segundo, California: Ned Potter) The views of Spacex founder CEO Elon Musk on the future of space travel presented; scenes shown from the moon in 1972; scenes shown from the Spacex workshop in California. [MUSK - says he can launch a satellite for only six million dollars.] [Spacex propulsion vice president Tom MUELLER- says he wants a huge business.] [Orbital Sciences Corp. vice president Michael GRIFFIN- says their success could be profound.]
(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.
(Baghdad: Bob Woodruff) The story of Fernando Suarez del Solar, who led a peace delegation to Iraq because his son, Jesus, was died there, presented; scenes shown of Jesus before he was killed by an artillery shell & of Fernando in Baghdad & at the site where his son died. [SUAREZ del SOLAR - explains the importance of the trip; talks about his son; calls the war illegal & unnecessary.]