This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: Martha Raddatz) The shooting in Iraq of Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena by US troops after she was released by her kidnappers reviewed; details given about what happened in the shooting that killed one & wounded two & about the US Military Police's rules of engagement. ["Il Manifesto" foreign editor Angela PASCUCCI- reacts.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Late report that four US soldiers were killed in Al Anbar province in Iraq noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) State Department report on the illegal drug trade in Afghanistan outlined; statistics on Afghan opium production cited.
(No location given: Mark Litke) The heroin nation of Afghanistan featured; statistics on the narcotics trade cited; details given of Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai's vow to launch a holy war against the opium trade & of the importance of the crop to poor farmers; scenes shown from the poppy fields. [KARZAI - say we must rid this country of poppies.] [US Central Command commander Gen. John ABIZAID - says countering drugs must be raised in our strategy.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Labor Department report on new jobs for February & Stock Market Report noted.
(Chicago: Dean Reynolds) The national job market examined; scenes shown from Chicago; job statistics cited. [Newly employed Karen WHITE - calls finding a job a blessing.] [Trucking company boss Bob ADELMAN - talks about business growth.] [Challenger, Gray & Christmas John CHALLENGER- assesses the significant job growth.] [President BUSH - says the economy is getting better.] [careerbuilder.com Richard CASTELLINI- talks jobs.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) President Bush's trip to New Jersey & Indiana to pitch his plans for changing Social Security through private accounts reported; scenes shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Martha Stewart shown arriving at her Katonah, New York, estate after her release from prison. [Outside, STEWART - says she did not miss material things; jokes about lemonade.]
(Studio: Betsy Stark) Stewart's business comeback examined; details given her two TV shows & what she needs to do while under house arrest; statistics on the rise in value of the stock of her company, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, cited. [September 15, 2004, STEWART - says she has tough months ahead.] [Landor Associates brand consultant Hayes ROTH- talks about the "new Martha," who will be watched very closely.] [USC Annenberg School of Communications professor Martin KAPLAN- says Americans want the bad to be punished & come back for a happy ending.] ["The Apprentice" executive producer Mark BURNETT- talks about second chances.] [Financial analyst Dennis McALPINE- assesses the odds against her company.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Jury consideration of the case of WorldCom's former CEO Bernard Ebbers, who is accused of a scheme that drove the telecomunnications company into bankruptcy, reported; courtroom sketches shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Announcement by data collection company ChoicePoint that it will stop selling personal information to small businesses reported; details given about the identity theft from the company & of the government investigation of the sale of stock by the CEO & president.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Congressional passage of a law allowing the slaughter of up to 8,000 wild horses noted.
(Canon City, Colorado: Bill Redeker) The efforts to save the horses that have been symbols of the West featured; scenes shown from Colorado of the horses; details given of the view of the Bureau of Land Management, the ranchers & horse fans. [Ranchers Tina & Jerry MAVOR- talk about the horses that are America's heritage.] [Senator Conrad BURNS- says there is not enough range land.] [Wild Horse & Burro Freedom Alliance Ginger KATHRENS- criticizes Burns.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) National Geographic Channel's pictures of fetuses in the womb using three- & four- dimensional ultrasound shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The hacking into business school computers at Harvard, Stanford, Duke, MIT, Carnegie Mellon & Dartmouth reported.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) American lawyer Greg Kehoe whose special project has been the Iraqi tribunal responsible for putting former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein & members of his government on trial on charges of genocide & atrocities, profiled; details given of the problems of building a justice system in a war zone & of Kehoe's background as a prosecutor & private firm lawyer; scenes shown of the special courthouse. [KEHOE - says democracy cannot happen without the rule of law; talks about the secret courts of Iraq & the need for this to be an honest proceeding; reacts to the gravesites; explains what happens in wartime settings; states we will do our best to help the Iraqi people find the truth.]