This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Statement from the American Cancer Society on the drop in deaths from cancer noted.
(New York: John McKenzie) The war on cancer featured; statistics on the drop in cancer deaths by type cited; details given about better detection & treatment of colon cancer. [American Cancer Society Dr. Len LICHTENFELD- comments on the numbers.] [Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Dr. Leonard SALTZ- says we are pushing the cancer envelope.] [Colon cancer survivor teacher Debra ALIA- talks about living a normal life.] [Cleveland Clinic Dr. Derek RAGHAVAN- cites the reasons for rising lung cancer rates for women.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Later coverage of the cancer number story noted.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The deaths in Baghdad, Iraq, from an ambush of a convoy carrying members of the National Democratic Inst. & a suicide bombing in the Sadr City neighborhood reported.
(Capitol Hill: Jake Tapper) The surge in the opposition in Congress to President Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq examined; details given about a bill from Senator Hillary Clinton that would cap troop levels & stop funding Iraqi security forces & of a Senate resolution that escalating the military force in Iraq is not in the national interest. [CLINTON - opposes more troops; states the bill lays down some markers.] [Senator Joseph BIDEN - says support for the president's policy is not there.] Various options suggested by various Democrats noted; details given of plans suggested by Biden & Representative John Murtha. [On CNN, Senator Carl LEVIN- offers a view.] [On "This Week," MURTHA - says redeployment will lead to regional stability.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The view from Secretary of Defense Robert Gates that a few more troops are needed to fight the Taliban in Afghanistan reported; scenes shown of Gates visiting the troops.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.
(White House: Martha Raddatz) Statement from the Justice Department that there will be no domestic surveillance without court approval examined; White House press secretary Tony Snow quoted; details given about the White House reasoning about moving away from this once-promoted idea.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The winter blasts across the country reviewed; snow scenes shown.
(Dallas: Mike von Fremd) The treacherous icy conditions in Texas & California & cold weather in the Northeast featured; scenes shown of people & cars in Dallas sliding & of frigid weather in the California citrus fields. [NOAA meteorologist Dennis FELTGEN- comments on the weather.] [DRIVER - comments.] [Governor Arnold SCHWARZENEGGER, California Citrus Mutual Joe NELSON- predict a billion dollar citrus loss & higher consumer prices.] [In New York, National Grid Bill FLAHERTY- talks about electrical outages.] [WFAA-TV meteorologist Pete DELKUS- blames the jet stream.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) NYMEX statistics on the drop in oil prices cited.
(Studio: Betsy Stark) The ripple effect of plunging oil prices examined; details given about the role of oil speculators on consumer prices; statistics on oil & gasoline prices & the GDP cited. [Boston homeowner Fred SALTZBERG, MacFarlane Oil Scott MacFARLANE, Massachusetts homeowner Susan YANOFSKY- comment on home heating fuel.] [TFS Energy oil analyst Addison ARMSTRONG, Wachovia economist John SILVA- comment on speculators, oil prices & the economy.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson; Boston: Tim Johnson) The budget cuts in cancer research at a time of exciting discovery & the better education leading to earlier cancer treatment discussed.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.
(Washington: Lisa Stark) The release of the transcript of Comair Flight 5191 that crashed in Lexington, Kentucky, after taking off from the wrong runway in 2006 featured; details given about the pilot error with the transcription of the cockpit conversation between First Officer James Polehinke, the air traffic controller & Capt. Jeffrey Clay transcribed; scenes shown of the plane wreckage in a field. [Retired pilot John NANCE - says we have excessive distraction here.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The surprise birth of a chimpanzee at Chimp Haven in Louisiana despite all the elderly males being sterilized reported; scenes shown.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The revival of the Rubik's Cube noted.
(New York: Bill Blakemore) The world's cubing competition featured; scenes shown of competitors working the cube as fast as possible. [World Cube Assn. Tyson MAO- cites his & his younger brother's fastest times in competition; recalls starting cubing the association.] The new record by Chinese cuber Ye Jeong-Min cited.