This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Rather) The day of intense fighting in Iraq reviewed; map shown of towns where battles between coalition forces and insurgents are raging.
(Baghdad: Kimberly Dozier) The renewed battle for the control of Iraq featured; scenes shown of street fighting; details given of the guerrilla war between Marines and Sunni insurgents in Ramadi & Fallujah, where the US called an air strike on two mosque compounds, and of battles against the Shiite followers of radical Sheik Muqtada al-Sadr, which call themselves the Mahdi Army. [In Fallujah, voice of Associated Press reporter Lourdes NAVARRO- says women & children are being used as “spotters.”] [Deputy chief of operations Brig. Gen. Mark KIMMITT- says we will attack to destroy the Mahdi Army.] [1st Cavalry Division Col. Abe ABRAMS- speculates on the consequences of capturing al-Sadr.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) The grueling fighting around Ramadi, where it is believed that some of the resistance is coming from foreign fighters and that anti-American Shiites have joined with Sunni Muslim forces, noted; scenes shown.
(Washington: Wyatt Andrews) The assessment of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Richard Myers of the strength of the enemy in Iraq examined; details given of the possibility that the Pentagon will keep US troops in combat beyond their tour. [MYERS – says it is not a popular uprising supported by the majority of Iraqis.] [RUMSFELD – says there is nothing like a major army trying to change the situation; comments on the possibility that the tour of some troops may be extended.] [US Institute of Peace Amatzia BARAM- comments on increasing public support for the radicals.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) US, coalition & Iraqi casualty figures cited.
(White House: Bill Plante) The politically sensitive, ongoing debate over troop strength featured. [MYERS – states that what the combat commander on the ground needs, he’ll get.] [In February, 2003, former Army Chief of Staff Gen. Eric SHINSEKI- estimates how many soldiers would be required.] [Senator Joseph BIDEN- says the fixation to keep troop levels down has been a tactical mistake.] [Senator Robert BYRD- mentions “echoes of Vietnam.”] [Senator John McCAIN – notes it is not time to panic.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Camp Pendleton, California: Jerry Bowen) The impact of the recent violence in Iraq on Oceanside, California, near Camp Pendleton, featured; scenes shown from the town; photos & video shown of Pendleton Marines Shane Goldman & Leroy Sandoval, who were killed in Iraq. [Marine wife Margaret HUNTER- worries about her husband.] [Oceanside resident Kate OVERTON, retired Marine Ron BURTON- comment on dealing with news of deaths.] [Marine mothers Jan MANSHACK, Zaida WALTERS- comment on their fallen sons.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) The release from a German prison of Moroccan Mounir el-Motassadeq, the only person convicted in the September 11 attacks, reported; scenes shown from Hamburg.
(Studio: Dan Rather) National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice’s preparation for her testimony tomorrow before the 9/11 Commission and CBS’s live coverage of the hearing noted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Exclusive “60 Minutes II” interview with Ruth Jordan, the controversial “juror no. 4” in the corporate fraud trial of former Tyco executives Dennis Kozlowski and Mark Swartz, about her jury experience previewed; courtroom sketches by Dale Dyer shown. [JORDAN – describes her reaction to being named to the jury; denies that she gave the defense an “OK” sign; reacts to being identified by the “Wall Street Journal.”]
(Studio: Dan Rather) The discovery of a bomb attached to a cell phone inside the Atlanta airport reported.
(Studio: Dan Rather) The withdrawal of the guilty plea for Lea Fastow, wife of former Enron CFO Andrew Fastow; the rejection by Inglewood, California, voters of plans for a new Wal-Mart store, and a deadly Amtrak train derailment at Yazoo City, Mississippi, noted; scenes shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Mountain View, California: Bill Whitaker) The theory that it is possible to increase longevity by cutting food calories examined; details given of other potential health benefits. [Calorie counter Michael SHERMAN- states he would rather have the extra years than the extra food.] [Calorie Restriction Society president Brian DELANEY- says people are starting to realize it’s worth a try.] [Calorie Restriction Society member Kenton MULLINS, Harvard Law School Hillary Catherine ROBINSON- comment on the diet.] [Albert Einstein College of Medicine Dr. Michael ALDERMAN- notes the importance of exercise.]