This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Secretary of State Colin Powell's statement after viewing the tsunami damage in Indonesia quoted; aerial scenes shown of the destruction; details given about the extent of the problem on Sumatra, Indonesia, & about disaster aid pledges.
(Indonesia: Diane Sawyer) The delivery of the goods of life from a US aircraft carrier to disaster-stricken Indonesia featured; scenes shown from on board the USS Abraham Lincoln of the desalinization plant to purify water for Indonesians & of helicopters flying in with bags of rice unloaded by the people on the ground.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The story of a man, who survived at sea off the Indonesian coast for 8 days, reported; scenes shown.
(Hambantota, Sri Lanka: Bob Woodruff) The long-term pain for survivors of the tsunami in Sri Lanka featured; scenes shown from Hambantota† of people living in camps treated by Indian doctors for medical needs & widespread psychological trauma. [World Vision Sherine KARA†- talks about counseling needs.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) U.N. Children's Fund report about the number of Asian children sold into servitude noted.
(Thailand: Mark Litke) The risks to the children of the tsunami from organized gangs of child traffickers examined; details given about what is being done in Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka & Thailand for the orphans. [UNICEF executive director Carol BELLAMY†, UNICEF-South Asia regional director Martin DAWES†- worry about child slavery.] Concerns about a generation of traumatized "tsunami children," who could be exploited, outlined.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) President Bush's personal contribution to the relief fund, the call for help from the oil-rich Persian Gulf nations & three minutes of silence across Europe reported; scenes shown from Sweden of the return of six bodies from among the nation's many missing tourists.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Another suicide bombing in Hillah†, Iraq, reported.
(Baghdad: David Wright) A closer look at the debate in Iraq over whether the elections should be held at the end of this month or postponed due to the campaign of violence featured; scenes shown from the bombing site; details given about individuals & groups who have called for a delay & interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's support for elections. [Chief U.N. election adviser Carlos VALENZUELA†- says security may not get better with a delay.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings; Pentagon: Martha Raddatz) The administration's vehemence that the elections go ahead as scheduled on January 30 & the plans for security at polling places in danger spots like Fallujah & Ramadi discussed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The opening of an investigation into allegations of prisoner abuse at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where terrorists have been detained, reported.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) President Bush's trip to Illinois to promote his ideas on medical malpractice law reform reported; scenes shown from Collinsville.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Weather map shown of severe weather in the Midwest.
(New York: David Muir) The winter weather reviewed; scenes shown of the snowstorm in Arizona, flooding in Missouri, ice in Kansas City & Wichita, Kansas & Chicago's O'Hare Airport. [NWS meteorologist Mike HUDSON- talks about accumulating ice.] [NOAA meteorologist Robert KELLY - cites the trigger effect by a weak storm system off the California coast.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The appearance in Marlborough, Massachusetts, of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer for jury duty noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(New York: John McKenzie) The finding of two studies in the "New England Journal of Medicine" that lowering cholesterol to prevent a heart attack is not enough examined; diagrams shown of artery inflammation. [Cleveland Clinic's Dr. Steven NISSEN, Brigham & Women's Hospital Dr. Paul RIDKER- talk about the level of inflammation & the need to lower both inflammation & cholesterol to cut the risk of attacks.]