This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Carol Lin) Breaking news on the crash of a Russian airliner in Irkutsk, Siberia, reported; map shown.
(Studio: Carol Lin) The docking of a US destroyer in Japan following North Korea’s missile tests reported. [USS Mustin Cmdr. Edward CASHMAN– says we don’t have any particular mission.] The US warning to North Korea; the standoff in the Middle East sparked by the kidnapping of an Israeli soldier; the massive protest in Mexico in support of Andres Lopez Obrador, who is demanding a recount in the presidential election; a spacewalk by the shuttle Discovery astronauts; the remarkable survival of a 4-year-old boy who fell from an 11th-story window in Albany, New York; the deadly crash of a small plane in the Georgia mountains, and the addition of “google” as a verb in the new Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary reported; scenes shown.
(Studio: Carol Lin) The tension after North Korea’s missile launches updated; scenes shown of the USS Mustin destroyer docked in Japan; details given of the deployment of a US aircraft carrier group, including the USS Enterprise, from the Persian Gulf to the Pacific, and the Navy’s insistence the deployments are routine. [Voice of retired Marine Maj. Gen. Thomas WILKERSON- notes the capability of Aegis-equipped destroyers to handle North Korea’s missiles.] [USS Mustin Cmdr. Edward CASHMAN– says we don’t have any particular mission.]
(Seoul, South Korea: Sohn Jie-Ae) The diplomatic efforts of US envoy Christopher Hill to defuse the situation in North Korea reviewed; scenes shown of Hill with officials from China and South Korea in Seoul. The possibility of a unilateral military strike involving the US & China discussed. Last Call question introduced.
(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.
(No location given: Anderson Cooper) The "American Al Qaeda" Adam Gadahn, who appears in Al Qaeda tapes, profiled; scenes shown of Gadahn speaking in the tape & from the California goat farm where he grew up; details given about how he became a Muslim in 1995, was arrested in 1997, moved to Pakistan in 1998, and surfaced as a terrorist in 2004. [Father Phil GADAHN- comments on Adam.]
(Studio: Carol Lin) The crash of a Russian airliner in Irkutsk, Siberia, updated; map shown.
(Studio: Carol Lin) A spacewalk by the space shuttle Discovery astronauts at the International Space Station shown.
(Atlanta: Tony Harris) Flights to sub-orbital space as an option for tourists featured; diagrams shown; scenes shown of the world’s first space tourist, Dennis Tito, on board the International Space Station in 2001; details given of private companies that will offer commercial space flights, including entrepreneur Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, as well as Rocketplane, Ltd. and Space Adventures, which sent Tito to space. [TITO - says it was paradise.] [BRANSON - comments on the excitement of his new business.] [WOMAN, KID – comment.]
(Studio: Carol Lin) Live interview held with Space Adventures CEO Eric Anderson about space tourism; photos shown of the Space Adventures sub-orbital spacecraft. [From New York, ANDERSON – describes the spacecraft; says they have sold 200 flights; comments on space flight, his program and the cost.]
(Studio: Carol Lin) The crash of a Siberian Airlines passenger jet in Irkutsk, Siberia, Russia, updated; map shown.
(Studio: Carol Lin) The US military’s deployment of a missile destroyer and an aircraft carrier group to the region around North Korea; US diplomat Christopher Hill’s trip to Japan to discuss the threat from North Korea’s missiles, and the standoff in the Middle East sparked by the kidnapping of an Israeli soldier by Palestinian militants noted. Flash Feedback coverage of funeral plans for former Enron CEO Ken Lay presented. The end of the New Jersey state government shutdown; injuries at a festival in New London, Connecticut, when a car plowed into the crowd; the birth of a baby to a 62-year-old British woman, and the box office success of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” noted; scenes shown.
(Studio: Carol Lin) The North Korean missile crisis updated. Live in-studio interview held with retired Navy Capt. Alec Fraser about the US military presence in the region. [FRASER - describes the capabilities of the USS Mustin; explains what happens if North Korea fires a missile toward the US; explains the intent of the US military.]
(Studio: Carol Lin) A high-speed chase off the Florida Keys between the Coast Guard & a speedboat loaded with refugees from Cuba; the survival of a 4-year-old boy who fell from an 11th-floor apartment in Albany, New York, and the cross-country road trip by students aboard the “Living Hope” bus to raise AIDS awareness noted; scenes shown.
(Studio: Carol Lin) The international manhunt for convicted killer Richard McNair introduced.
(Minot, North Dakota: Susan Roesgen) McNair's crimes & escapes reviewed; scenes shown of the Farmer's Union grain elevator in Minot, North Dakota, where McNair murdered a truck driver during a robbery in 1987, & of the sites of several of his attempted escapes, including the state prison in Bismarck and a maximum security prison in Louisiana. [Victim Richard KITZMAN, Ward County Sheriff Vern ERCK- describe what happened.]
(Studio: Carol Lin) The crash of a Siberian Airlines passenger jet in Irkutsk, Siberia, Russia, updated; scenes shown of smoke from the wreck.
(Studio: Carol Lin) The story of fugitive killer Richard McNair re-introduced
(Alexandria, Louisiana: Susan Roesgen) McNair's criminal background & life on the run featured; scenes shown from McNair's hometown of Duncan, Oklahoma, the maximum security prison he escaped from in Pollack, Louisiana, and of a policeman chatting with the escapee & letting him go; details given of his flight to Canada. [Duncan resident Vicki VRIONES- talks about small town people.] [US Marshal Glenn BELLGARD- says his life is about chasing McNair.]
(Studio: Carol Lin) The fact that McNair would probably be eligible for parole if he had not escaped noted.
(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.
(Moscow: Matthew Chance) The crash of a Russian jetliner in Irkutsk, Siberia, updated; scenes shown of smoke from the wreck.
(Studio: Carol Lin) Flash Feedback coverage of the Orrin Hatch/Dallas Austin relationship presented.
(Studio: Carol Lin) Upcoming 60th birthdays for baby boomers President Bush & actress Suzanne Somers noted. [SOMERS – suggests letting go of anger.]
(Studio: Carol Lin) Audiotapes played of callers’ views on how the US should deal with North Korea.