This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Rather) The deaths of 4 US soldiers fighting in Iraq and the attack by US soldiers on the car carrying Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena after she was freed by her kidnappers reported.
(Baghdad: Kimberly Dozier) The shooting in which Sgrena was wounded and her bodyguard was killed featured; animation shown of the incident.
(Studio: Dan Rather) President Bush’s repeated demand that Syria withdraw its troops from Lebanon noted.
(Damascus: Elizabeth Palmer) The tension in Syria over international pressure on its government featured; details given of US claims that Syria is harboring terrorists. [Syrian political analyst Joshua LANDIS- comments on Syria’s isolation.] [Playing basketball, 2 Syrian MEN – deny they are terrorists.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) World oil prices & national average gas price cited.
(New York: Lee Cowan) The forces driving up gas prices examined; details given of oil traders’ worries about the supply and increasing demand from India & China. [California DRIVER – reacts.] [Oil Price Information Service Denton CINQUEGRANA- says it’s “petronoia.”] [AAA Robert SINCLAIR- says the era of cheap oil is probably over.] [New England Motor Freight vice chairman Jon SHEVELL- notes the impact on his trucking business.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Figures on jobs created & unemployment cited; Stock Market Report.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Martha Stewart’s release from prison noted.
(Studio: Anthony Mason) Stewart and her company examined; scenes shown of Stewart at her Bedford, New York, estate and boarding her plane; stock price & economic losses for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia cited; details given of the management shakeup and Stewart’s new TV show based on “The Apprentice.” [STEWART – says she missed the idea of cappuccino.] [“Martha, Inc.” author Christopher BYRON- says this company is really in trouble.] [“The Apprentice” co-executive producer Donald TRUMP – says Stewart is bigger now than ever before.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) The conditions for Stewart’s house arrest outlined.
(Studio: Dan Rather) President Bush’s appearances in Indiana & New Jersey to push his plan for changing Social Security noted; scenes shown from Westfield, New Jersey; Senator Harry Reid’s letter of opposition to Bush’s plan quoted.
(New York: Jim Axelrod) A look at how middle-aged workers might fare under Bush’s plan presented; figures cited. [MCI employee Steve VIVIEN- comments.] [Certified financial planner Chris CORDARO- projects Vivien’s retirement income with a private account system.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) The FDA’s seizure of the depression drug Paxil CR & the diabetes drug Avandamet before they were shipped to pharmacies noted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) The FBI’s reward for information on suspects in the murders of Judge Joan Lefkow’s husband & mother reported; police sketches shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) U.N. report on the status of women around the world, from which the US agreed to drop a proposal to include anti-abortion language, cited.
(Studio: Dan Rather) The 3rd day of efforts to rescue dolphins stranded in shallow water off Marathon, Florida, noted; scenes shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) The Tiananmen Square massacre in China remembered; footage shown of student & worker demonstrations and the assault by government troops on June 3, 1989; photo shown of a man standing in front of a tank. [Former student leader LI Lu- describes the students’ hunger strike; states he was prepared to die; comments on the assault and its impact on dismantling Communism outside China.]