This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) The reaction of the U.N. & President Bush's administration to the latest nuclear threat from North Korea outlined.
(Studio: Brian Ross) Indications that North Korea is set to test a nuclear weapon examined; satellite photos shown; details given of the possibility Kim Jong Il is setting up an elaborate charade & of the dire implications of such a nuclear test. [Harvard University professor Graham ALLISON- says the setup looks like the last Korean missile test; cites the risk of black market sales of nuclear material.] [Former CIA controlled risk group's Art BROWN- says this would give Kim a legacy at home & abroad.] [International Atomic Energy Agency Mohamed El-BARADEI- says this test would be a grave mistake with environmental implications.]
(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas; Washington: Pierre Thomas) The work by US officials to decipher an encoded notebook belonging to Al Qaeda chief of operations Abu Faraj al-Libbi, who was trying to destroy it when he was captured, discussed.
(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Two separate suicide car bombings in Baghdad & Tikrit, Iraq, reported; casualty figures since the new Iraqi government was announced outlined on screen.
(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) The start of President Bush's visit to Europe to commemorate the end of World War II sixty years ago noted; scenes shown from Riga, Latvia.
(Riga, Latvia: Terry Moran) The fierce controversy in Eastern Europe that could deepen the rift between Bush & Russian President Vladimir Putin examined; details given of the legacy of World War II when the Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania & Estonia were taken over by the USSR at the war's end. [On Lithuania TV, BUSH - says the leaders of the Baltics are upset.] [Latvian President Vaira VIKE-FREIBERGA- says Russia is lying.]
(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.
(Studio: Betsy Stark) The unexpectedly strong job market examined; details given about the pace of hiring; statistics on jobs by market cited. [Economists Steve EAST, Stuart HOFFMAN- assess the job numbers & the meaning for jobs for graduates.] [Newly hired signmaker Robert RUSSELL, Joslin & Son Signs owner Bobby JOSLIN- talk about the new jobs.] The impact of high gasoline prices on spending & consumer confidence noted.
(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) A closer look at the battle inside the nation's schools between parents & teachers introduced.
(New York: Kate Snow) The current obsession of parents with what happens inside the classroom examined; several examples of parent-teacher problems from kindergarten to high school cited. [Former teacher/principal Lee ALVOID- recalls being threatened by a parent.] [Iowa high school teacher Kirk DADDOW- says parents pressure teachers beyond the boundaries.] [Parent Joe ZILLO- states the parents' case.] [College advisor Lisa JACOBSON- says parents freak out over college admission.]
(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) The attempts to rescue six injured climbers on Mt. Everest reported. [At base camp, voice of Gavin BATE- talks about the size of the avalanche that has made everything just disappear.]
(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Tomorrow'S 131st running of the Kentucky Derby noted.
(Midway, Kentucky: Erin Hayes) The life of popular retired Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones featured; scenes shown from the Triple Crown races & his Kentucky retirement farm. [Several Smarty FANS, Smarty's personal assistant Erica JUSTICE, Pleasant Point owner Frankie O'CONNOR, Three Chimneys Farm owner Robert CLAY- talk about the horse, his fans, his breeding abilities.]
(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Documentary filmmaker Keith Beauchamp, who has dedicated the last ten years to telling the story of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old black boy who was murdered in Mississippi in 1955, profiled; details given about what happened to Till & how the film has led to the Justice Department reopening the case & planning to exhume the body; footage shown from the Till funeral. [BEAUCHAMP - says telling this story is his obligation because of the importance of the Till case to the civil rights movement; explains how the Till story was used to educate him about racism in America; comments on the power of the photograph of Till today; states Till's mother fought for 47 years to see that justice was done.] The reopening over the last decade of several civil rights cases to reconcile justice with history noted.