This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Energy Department report on the rise in gasoline prices cited.
(Chicago: Dean Reynolds) The reasons for & the impact of the sudden increase in gas prices examined; details given about small businesses. [US Public Interest Research Group Athan MANUEL, American Petroleum Inst. John FILMY- blame China & India for the increasing oil demand.] [Susan's Healthy Gourmet Delivery Susan JOHNSON- says we absorb fuel price increases.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The state funeral in Italy for the intelligence officer, Nicola Calipari, who was shot by US troops in Baghdad, Iraq, on Friday after rescuing journalist Giuliana Sgrena, shown.
(Pentagon: Martha Raddatz) The US official's response to Sgrena's sensational charges that she was shot intentionally examined; photo shown of the Italian President visiting Sgrena in a Rome hospital; details given of the different accounts from the Italians & the US military. [Voice of SGRENA - says they knew we were on the way to the airport & we were attacked without any light.] [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER- offers denial.] The reasons the US is very aggressive on these roads noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Insurgent attacks in Baquba & Balah, Iraq, reviewed; map shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) President Bush's nomination of John Bolton to be the US Ambassador to the U.N. reported; details recalled of his past criticism of the concept of the U.N.
(State Department: Jonathan Karl) Bolton's background reviewed; details recalled of his 1994 criticism of the U.N. & his hardline positions on Iran & North Korea. [Secretary of State Condoleezza RICE- backs Bolton.] The criticism of Bolton's nomination by Senators Harry Reid & John Kerry noted & quoted. [Senator Chuck HAGEL - says the U.N. badly needs reform.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Death of scientist Hans Bethe, who helped design the atomic bomb & was the father astrophysics, reported.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement today from Attorney General Alberto Gonzales that the US would never send suspects to countries where they would be tortured noted.
(Studio: Brian Ross) How the CIA program called "extraordinary rendition," in which prisoners are turned over to the control of other governments for interrogation, works examined; details given from public records about the secret movement of suspected terrorists using airplanes to fly to Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Afghanistan & Uzbekistan, of Italy's investigation of the use of the Milan airport to send a suspect to Egypt, & of the German citizen Khalid el-Masri, who claims he was sent to Afghanistan & abused. [Former FBI agent Jack CLOONAN- says this needs to be very quiet; calls the tactic "snag & drag."] [Former British ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig MURRAY- says there are cases in which limbs were inserted into boiling liquid; states a CIA official admitted the torture.] [Representative Edward MARKEY - predicts an outcry that we are allowing people to be tortured in our name.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings; White House: Terry Moran) The denials from the White House about the outsourcing of terrorists, its defense of the rendition program because it works to save lives & the explanation as to why the suspects are sent to other countries discussed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Japan's appointment of Welsh-born American Sir Howard Stringer as CEO of the Sony Corp. reported.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Boeing's forcing out of CEO Harry Stonecipher for having an affair with a female Boeing executive reported.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The choreographed return of Martha Stewart, who is under house arrest for five months, to work in New York City shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Mexico City: Jeffrey Kofman) This weekend's NASCAR race in Mexico as part of its broadening of the fan base to the Latino population featured; scenes shown from the Mexico City racetrack. [NASCAR driver Rusty WALLACE- jokes about the mariachi band walking by.] [NASCAR CEO George PYNE- says any growing sport has to reach Hispanics.] [Mexican driver Adrian FERNANDEZ- talks about the market here & in America.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(New York: John McKenzie) Medical research showing that laughter is a powerful potion for the heart examined; details given about the study of artery expansion after watching a funny movie. [University of Maryland Medical Center Dr. Robert VOGEL, Dr. Michael MILLER- say laughter, a positive emotion, improves the health of the arteries.]