This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Bob Woodruff) The resignation of American Red Cross President Marsha Evans noted.
(Studio: Brian Ross) The Congressional investigation of the charity organization featured; scenes shown from the hearings. [Representative Jim McCRERY- questions the Red Cross performance during Hurricane Katrina.] [At the hearings, National Spinal Cord Injury Assn. Marcie ROTH, American Red Cross senior vice president Joseph BECKER; Operation USA president Richard WALDEN- comment on the Red Cross.] ["The Chronicles of Philanthropy" editor Stacy PALMER- worries about the views of contributors.]
(Studio: Bob Woodruff) The hospitalization of former President Gerald Ford with a horrible cold reported.
(Studio: Bob Woodruff) The Federal Reserve's raising of interest rates to keep inflation in check reported.
(Baghdad: Elizabeth Vargas) The elections in Iraq featured; details given of the murder of a Sunni politician in Ramadi & the death of four US soldiers from a roadside bomb; scenes shown of Iraqi police & soldiers on the street & of the training of the elite "Wolf Brigade" commandos. [Multi-National Security Transition Gen. Martin DEMPSEY - says we are fighting through a harsh environment; explains the dangers of leaving too soon.]
(Baghdad: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.
(Baghdad: Nick Watt) Where things stand in southern Iraq examined; scenes shown from Karbala of the Shiite Muslims, from a village, where the water is polluted, from Basra & the fabled marshlands that have been re-flooded; details given of the role of Shiite militias loyal to Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, the improved health care & a wave of kidnapping of Westerners.
(Studio: Bob Woodruff) Report introduced.
(Washington: Lisa Stark) President Bush's efforts to reassure senior citizens about prescription drugs for the elderly featured; scenes shown of his stop at a retirement center in Virginia. [BUSH - tells seniors there is help.] [In Virginia, SENIOR, Marcia DAKE; in Los Angeles, Tatianya GRANOVSKY- react to all the options.] [California Health Advocates David LIPSCHUTZ- says there is concern & chaos on the frontlines.] [Pharmacist Gary RUTHERFORD- says they need help with the choices.]
(Studio: Bob Woodruff) Report from the Council of Europe that individuals have been abducted & transferred to secret prisons in other countries noted.
(Studio: Bob Woodruff) The multimillion dollar penalty against DirecTV for calling households listed on the national do-not-call register noted.
(Studio: Bob Woodruff) Juniper statistics on worldwide mobile porn sales cited.
(New York: Dan Harris) The market for pornography on cell phones & video iPods featured. [xobile Harvey KAPLAN, porn star Ron JEREMY- talk about the porn market.] [Family Research Council Charmaine YOEST- says now we have "porn walking around" & children can be exposed.] [TEEN - comments.]
(Baghdad: Elizabeth Vargas) A visit to the emergency room at the hospital in Baghdad, Iraq, featured; scenes shown from inside the Yarmouk Hospital of the injured & armed Iraqis demanding service; details given about the lack of resources. [Trauma senior surgeon Dr. Jamal TAHA- talks about conditions in the hospital & what he sees.]