This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Carol Lin) Heavy snow on the West Coast reported; scenes shown from Big Bear Lake, Tahoe City & Cajon Pass in California, and from Spokane, Washington.
(San Bernardino: Miguel Marquez) The severe weather in California featured; scenes shown of stuck cars and drivers being rescued in the San Bernardino area and high waves in San Juan Capistrano. [Snowboarders Jeff VALDEZ, Josh SANDS, DRIVER – react to the deep snow.] [WOMAN – comments on the waves hitting her window.]
(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.
(Tahoe City: Sean Callebs) The snowstorm in the Lake Tahoe area featured; scenes shown. [Stranded travelers Dave PAULSEN, David CLARK- comment.]
(Studio: Carol Lin) The flooding of the Ohio River noted; scenes shown of Marietta, Ohio.
(Studio: Jacqui Jeras) The weather forecast presented; maps shown; animation shown illustrating orographic lift, which is causing the precipitation. The development of a tropical depression in the Indian Ocean off Sri Lanka noted.
(Studio: Carol Lin) The latest developments in the aftermath of the Asian tsunami, including the rescue of a man from the rubble in Sri Lanka, reviewed.
(Banda Aceh, Indonesia: John King) The recovery effort in hard-hit Banda Aceh, Indonesia, featured; details given of the challenges in delivering aid; scenes shown from airports in Medan & Banda Aceh on Sumatra.
(Studio: Carol Lin) Taped interview held with Representative Chris Smith, who is in Indonesia to assess relief operations. [In Jakarta, Indonesia, voice of SMITH – states the relief operations in Banda Aceh need to be handed off from the Indonesian military to a civilian group because there is an insurgency; says there should be a peace initiative in addition to the humanitarian operation; explains what is being done on behalf of children being targeted by human traffickers.] More tsunami coverage on the CNN Website noted.
(Studio: Carol Lin) The decision of Tribune Media Services to drop conservative commentator Armstrong Williams’ columns after he accepted money from President Bush’s administration to promote the No Child Left Behind education program reported. [WILLIAMS – says they used our media as advertising.] Last Call question introduced.
(Studio: Carol Lin) A deadly shooting at a Chicago nightclub; injuries for several sailors after their Navy submarine scraped the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, and the death of Rosemary Kennedy, the sister of former President John F. Kennedy, reported.
(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.
(Aceh, Indonesia: Aaron Brown) The story of New Hampshire resident Bob Bell, who went on his own to Indonesia to work as a volunteer after the tsunami struck, presented; scenes shown of Bell working as a paramedic at a refugee camp. [BELL – explains why he came; describes the care given to the victims; says this is the human spirit defined in this country.]
(Studio: Carol Lin) U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan shown meeting with survivors in the tsunami disaster area in Sri Lanka. Home video shown of tourists running from the waves as the water rose to the rooftops on Koh Racha Island, Thailand.
(Phuket, Thailand: Matthew Chance) The force of the waves in Thailand featured; scenes shown of the devastation in Khao Lak; casualty figures cited; details given of the problems in identifying the dead.
(Studio: Carol Lin) Taped interview held with AP photographer Peter Dejong about his experience covering the disaster in Indonesia; photos shown. [Via telephone from Banda Aceh, voice of DEJONG - speaks of the large-scale devastation; describes what is happening in the pictures.]
(Studio: Carol Lin) Live discussion held with Republican strategist Jack Burkman and Democratic National Committee Tony Welch about conservative commentator Armstrong Williams’ admission that he accepted money from the administration to promote President Bush’s No Child Left Behind education program. [BURKMAN, WELCH – comment on whether Williams should have disclosed that he was working for the White House; argue about the use of taxpayer money to pay the media.]
(Studio: Carol Lin) Live interview held with “Entertainment Tonight”’s Kevin Frazier about the separation of actors Brad Pitt & Jennifer Aniston after 4 years of marriage. [FRAZIER – talks about the celebrity couple’s relationship.]
(Studio: Carol Lin) Audiotapes played of callers’ opinions on whether is it okay for President Bush’s administration to pay commentators to promote its views.