This program is 28 minutes long
(Ramallah: Peter Jennings) The funeral service in Cairo, Egypt & the burial in Ramallah of Palestinian Authority president Yasir Arafat featured; scenes shown of the statesman's sendoff in Cairo, the Palestinian gathering in Ramallah, the helicopter bringing his body to the territory, the carrying of the coffin & of a large banner of his face.
(White House: John Cochran) The new opening for peace in the Middle East with Arafat's death examined; scenes shown of President Bush with British Prime Minister Tony Blair; details given of the Bush strategy for a peace process. [BUSH - says we have a great chance for a Palestinian state; promises to develop a strategy for helping.]
(Ramallah: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Washington: Ted Koppel) Taped interview for "Nightline" held with British Prime Minister Tony Blair. [BLAIR - says we made progress & there is an urgency for getting peace talks started; talks about Palestinian Authority president Yasir Arafat, who was regarded by the Palestinians as the father of their people.]
(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Casualty figures for the week's battle in Fallujah in Iraq outlined on screen.
(Baghdad: Jim Sciutto) The spread of the rebellion in Iraq featured; scenes shown of the firefights in Fallujah, including shooting, armored vehicles & casualties; photos shown of the fighting in the northern city of Mosul, where insurgents overran the police stations. ["Time" Reporter Michael WARE- says it is bloodthirsty out there.] [Fallujah General Hospital director Dr. Salih Husain ALI- comments on the hospital.] Audio recording from Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi urging the insurgents to fight on noted. [Coalition forces commander Brig. Gen. Carter HAMM- says we have to get the Iraqi police back on the street.]
(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Findings of a government-funded study of the mysterious ailment plaguing soldiers who served in the Persian Gulf War reported.
(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) The discovery at the US-Mexican border of a small girl hidden inside a large pinata reported; photo shown.
(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.
(Redwood City: Taina Hernandez) The conviction in California of Scott Peterson for murdering his wife, Laci, & his unborn son examined; details given of the last-minute dismissal of two jurors & about the case, including the evidence presented by the prosecution & the defense; courtroom sketches by Vicki Behringer† shown. [Criminal defense attorney Paula CANNY†- reacts to the verdict.] [Former prosecutor Jim HAMMER†- outlines the biggest mistake in the case.] The penalty phase of the trial previewed.
(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas, Cynthia McFadden) The question of whether juror dismissal is grounds for appeal in the case, the evidence & what will happen in the penalty phase discussed.
(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) The resignation of Education Secretary Rod Paige reported; details given of his role in the No Child Left Behind law.
(Ramallah: Peter Jennings) Some final thought on the Palestinians & Palestinian Authority president Yasir Arafat, who died this week, presented; scenes shown from Ramallah today of the people & the grave crowded with wreaths. [Palestinian foreign minister Nabil SHAATH, Palestinian negotiator Saeb EREKAT, Philadelphia PALESTINIAN, Arafat's widow's mother Raymonda TAWIL- remember Arafat.]