This program is about 1 hour long
Note:Special Thanksgiving Day "NewsNight" presenting previously aired stories about people.
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced. Note: originally shown August 3, 2004.
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Views of the Statue of Liberty from immigrant ladies presented; various historical photos shown. [Sylvia ROSEN†, Rosa TATZ†, Sarah NEUMARK†, Nelly ANDERSON†- talk about the meaning of the Statue of Liberty for immigrants.]
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Viewer's e-mail about the casualties from the war in Iraq outlined. Note: originally aired on May 5, 2004.
(No location given: Beth Nissen) The story of the wounded from the war in Iraq who are tended by nurses & doctors in flight featured; scenes shown from inside the C-141 plane bringing in the sick & wounded to Ramstein Air Base, Germany & then on to the US; details given of the problems in caring for patients in flight. [USAF medical crew director Capt. Dan LEGERE†, primary loadmaster SM/Sgt. Ricky SMITH†, USAF M/Sgt Michael FOSTER†, critical care team Dr. Larry PUTNAM†, aircraft commander Maj. Steve GRIFFIN†, medical flight care Sgt. Timothy MITZEL†- talk about caring for the injured soldiers.]
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced. Note: originally aired July 19, 2004.
(San Antonio: Beth Nissen) A visit with the burn victims of the war in Iraq at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, presented; scenes shown of burn treatment & rehabilitation. [22nd Infantry Div. Spc. Edward STEVENSON†, burn unit director Lt. Col. Lee CANCIO†, 33rd Military Police Co. Spc. Gabriel GARRIGA†, 173rd Airborne Brigade Spc. Aaron COATES, 101st Airborne Jose MARTINEZ, burn unit surgeon Maj. Sandra WANEK†, Sgt. Joshua FORBESS†- talk about the long recovery process.]
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced. Note: originally aired on October 20, 2004 in a longer form.
(Studio: Aaron Brown) The story of American Rachel Zelon's†† determination to rescue the small number of Jews living in Iraq presented; hand-drawn maps & photos shown. [ZELON - says the vulnerable people should not be forgotten; recounts stories of the elderly people she met in the Jewish section of Baghdad & helped to get to Israel.]
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced. Note: story originally aired on March 5, 2004. New York: Beth Nissen) The story of veteran opera singer Charles Caruso presented; scenes shown of the tenor getting made up for the stage & performing. [CARUSO - recalls starting to study voice, his 1954 debut in "Boris Godonov" under the name of Charles Anthony, his career as a supporting actor in opera; recalls being advised to always do his best.] [Metropolitan Opera artistic director James LEVINE†- talks about the complexities of singing many supporting roles.] [Met's wardrobe Department head Bill MALLOY†- talks about Charlie's voice.]
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced. Note: story originally aired on July, 13, 2004.
(New York: Beth Nissen) The actor playing The Beast on Broadway featured; scenes shown of the makeup session & the performance. [Actor Steve BLANCHARD - talks about his demanding, repetitive role in "Beauty & the Beast"; comments on the atmosphere of the show.]
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced. Note: story originally aired on November 19, 2004. Blind drag car owner & crew chief Jay Blake†, who lost his sight in an industrial accident, featured; scenes shown from the racetrack. [BLAKE - talks about his funny car & working on the engine by feel.]
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced. Note: story originally aired on August 19, 2004. The museum of antique trucks in Hillsboro, New Hampshire, featured; scenes shown of the collection that started in 1960 with a rare Bulldog tank truck. [Three PEOPLE, truck man R.A. KEMP††- talk about the trucks.]
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced. Note: story originally aired on September 28, 2004.
(Millican, Oregon: Beth Nissen) The central Oregon small town of Millican, populated solely by the Murray family, featured; current scenes & past photos shown of the town & store; details given about their way of life in the desert. [Residents Jay, Patricia, Daniel & Katie MURRAY†- talk about the house, the town & being a "lighthouse in the desert."]