This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.
(Studio: Armen Keteyian) CBS News exclusive report on the lack of screening of air cargo presented; hidden camera investigation at airports in London, Rio de Janeiro, Paris & Washington, DC, shown; details given about the "known shipper program" set up after the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001. [Air Line Pilots Assn. Bill McREYNOLDS- says the shippers are overseeing themselves.] [TSA's Robert JAMISON- defends the inspection system.] The TSA's announcement today of enhanced air cargo security noted.
(Studio: Katie Couric) The search in Iraq for a missing US soldier & the US casualty figures for October reported.
(Balad: Lara Logan) The US mission in Balad to keep Iraqis from killing each other featured; scenes shown of US troops on patrol; details given about the ethnic violence in a town on the edge that does not trust Iraqi security forces. [Army Capt. Keith CARTER- reacts to what they are being told.] [Army Lt. Col. Jeffrey MARTINDALE- comments on the situation.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) Sudan's kicking out of U.N. envoy Jan Pronk because of his Web writings about the civil war; the announcement from Ford Motor Co. of its quarterly losses due to restructuring & the prison sentence for former Enron executive Jeffrey Skilling reported.
(Studio: Katie Couric) Taped interview held with former Enron vice president Sherron Watkins about the prison sentence of executive Jeffrey Skilling. [WATKINS - says Skilling's lack of leadership got Enron into trouble; states the lesson learned is accountability.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) The announcement from Senator Barack Obama that he is considering running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008 noted.
(Washington: Gloria Borger) Obama's background as a certified political phenom reviewed; details given about his lack of experience. [July 2004, at the Democratic National Committee, OBAMA - comments on his African name.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) Live discussion held with CBS political analysts Nicolle Wallace & Mike McCurry about presidential politics & Obama; anti-Bush political campaign ad shown. [McCURRY- likens Obama to an empty box that things can be poured into; states people wonder if Senator Hillary Clinton can pull the country together; outlines the politics.] [WALLACE - says Republicans are not concerned about the Democratic nomination process; comments on the problems for the Republicans created by the scandals & on the coming elections.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) The focus by "freeSpeech" on some of the issues of campaign '06 noted. A "freeSpeech" by radio talk show host Sean Hannity about power & politics presented. [HANNITY - says people are very divided in this country because of politics & the desire for power; comments on statements about the war in Iraq from Senator John Kerry & former Vice President Al Gore; states it is time for politicians to be your protector.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) Tomorrow's "freeSpeech" from Arianna Huffington noted.
(Studio: Katie Couric) Statistics on high school graduation rates in the US cited.
(Studio: Katie Couric) The Alexandria Seaport Foundation apprentice program to rebuild boats while rebuilding lives examined; scenes shown from the workshop & at sea; details given about the work & school program for troubled teenagers. [Alexandria Seaport Foundation executive director Joe YOUCHA- talks about the apprenticeship, how gangs work the kids; outlines the rules; explains how we give disenfranchised kids a start on the American dream.] [Apprentice "DIJON" - cites the actual discipline.] [Retired juvenile court judge Steve RIDEOUT- praises the Seaport program for making the kids employable.] The funding of the program through the sale of the boats noted.