This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.
(Miami: Jeffrey Kofman) The rain in Florida from weakening Tropical Storm Ernesto & its projected path north featured; rain scenes & weather maps shown; details given about the threat of rain on the East coast. [FLORIDIAN - comments.] [AccuWeather meteorologist Bernie RAYNO- speaks about Ernesto strengthening on the Carolina coast.] [North Carolina Governor Mike EASLEY- says it's been an unpredictable storm.] [CAROLINIAN - talks about possibly evacuating.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Taped interview held with National Hurricane Center director Max Mayfield about Hurricane John on Mexico's west coast; scenes shown. [MAYFIELD- says John is a strong hurricane approaching the resort cities.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The casualties from a roadside bombing in Baghdad & a bicycle bomb in Hallah, Iraq, reported; inset scenes shown.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) President Bush's planned series of speeches on the war on terrorism previewed. [BUSH - talks about not retreating before the job is done.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson; White House: Martha Raddatz) The reasons why Bush will emphasize the global war on terrorism rather than the war in Iraq & the political component in the war on terror as related to the coming elections discussed.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The proposed cut in spending to treat soldiers' brain injuries from the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan reported.
(Washington: David Kerley) The Congressional funding for the treatment of traumatic brain injuries, the signature wound of the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan, featured; statistics cited. [Army Sgt. Maj. Colin RICH†- says he was shot in the head twice; calls the plans to cut brain injury funding "ridiculous."] [Defense & Veterans Brain Injury Center co-founder George ZITNAY†- says it is not time to cut funding for injured soldiers.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.
(New York: John McKenzie) "New England Journal of Medicine" study on the benefits of deep brain stimulation for patients with severe Parkinson's disease examined; details given about the specific benefits & side effects; animated diagram shown to illustrate how the stimulation works. [Vanderbilt University Medical Center Dr. David CHARLES- talks about this stimulation therapy.] [Parkinson's patient Evan STERN- lauds the operation.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Massachusetts department of public health study findings on the rising nicotine levels in cigarettes noted.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) A closer look at boys, girls & College Board SAT tests introduced.
(New York: John Berman) The significance of higher test scores for girls over boys in the creative writing section of the SATs examined. [Princeton Review vice president Drew DEUTSCH- calls the scores "dramatic."] [Student Anna MERIDA- explains why writing is easier than math.] [Columbia University Medical Center Dr. Jay SELMAN- explains why girls do better in open-ended testing that uses organizational skills.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) A landmark deal between Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger & lawmakers to make California the first state to put a cap on the industry emissions of greenhouse gases reported.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Map shown of the evacuation of people from New Orleans after last year's Hurricane Katrina.
(Houston: Barbara Pinto) The impact of evacuees from Katrina on the city of Houston examined; details given about crime, education & jobs. [Evacuees in Houston, daughter & mother Alisa & Elvie THOMAS- talk about starting over.] [Harris County, Texas, commissioner Judge Robert ECKELS- talks about the numbers.] [Houston police department Chief Harold HURTT- lists the kinds of criminals.] [Houston Mayor Bill WHITE- offers job advice.] [EVACUEE, Triza ELMORE, Robert TAYLOR - talk about the problems.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Death of Arab Nobel novelist Naguib Mahfouz, who chronicled the lives of ordinary people in Egypt, reported.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) "Wall Street Journal" on the number of people watching videos on YouTube.com noted.
(New York: Dan Harris) The airing of a video by whistleblower Michael De Kort, a laid-off employee of Lockheed Martin, who alleges problems with refurbished Coast Guard patrol boats, featured; details given about the pros & cons of media democratization. [De KORT - reacts.] [Time.com Washington editor Ana Marie COX- opts for more access.]