This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Katie Couric) Statistics cited from the American Cancer Society on the drop in deaths from cancer noted.
(Studio: Jon LaPook) The war on cancer featured; details given about prevention, early detection & treatment, the drop in common cancers in men & women, the higher death rates for blacks. [American Cancer Society Dr. Harmon EYRE- calls this a dramatic improvement.] [LaPook PATIENT - comments on the colononscopy.] [Colon cancer specialist Dr. Sidney WINAWER- talks about screening.] [Ralph Lauren Cancer Center Dr. Jenny ROMERO- says uninsured women have a higher cancer mortality.] The good news about cancer & the need for access for all people discussed.
(Studio: Katie Couric) Reports introduced.
(Capitol Hill: Sharyl Attkisson) The coming battle in Congress over President Bush's plans for a troop surge in the war in Iraq examined; details given about Bush's meeting with Republican members of Congress & of efforts to deny funding. [Senators Joseph BIDEN, Chuck HAGEL - oppose the troop policy.] The Senate participants in the Iraq policy debate named. [Senator Hillary CLINTON - says we have to change force.]
(Studio: Katie Couric; Baghdad: Lara Logan) The deaths in Baghdad, Iraq, from an ambush of a convoy carrying members of the National Democratic Inst. discussed; animation shown of the attack on the three cars that killed four; details given about the American woman who was killed.
(Studio: Katie Couric) The site of a suicide car bombing at a market in Baghdad's Sadr City shown.
(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.
(White House: Jim Axelrod) The decision by President Bush's administration to drop the highly controversial program of the warrantless domestic surveillance of Americans suspected of ties to terrorism examined; details given about the role of a Democratic Congress in fostering this U-turn.
(Studio: Katie Couric) The impact of the winter storm updated; scenes shown from slick roads in Texas & snow in Los Angeles County, California, where citrus crops have been damaged.
(Studio: Katie Couric) House approval of lower student loan rates to college students as part of the Democratic agenda in Congress noted.
(Studio: Katie Couric) Statistics about the human brain cited. Start of a CBS News/"Time" magazine series called "A User's Guide to the Brain" introduced & the first report from CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta noted.
(Studio: Sanjay Gupta) The revolutionary view in neuroscience that the brain is not hard-wired but can be changed in size & function examined; details given about research on the brain & on cognitive training. [Illinois at Urbana professor Arthur KRAMER†- says walking can increase the volume & efficiency of the brain; states older brains have plasticity.] [78-year-old Grace MILLER - says walking has made a difference.] [University of California at San Francisco Mike MERZENICH†- says the brain changes itself as you learn new things.] [Study PARTICIPANT - says the program stimulates the brain & makes you remember.] What is known about the brain, Alzheimer's disease & early cognitive problems discussed.
(Studio: Katie Couric) Tomorrow's segment on the brain previewed.
(Studio: Katie Couric) The developments in the Missouri case of the two boys who were kidnapped & rescued last week reported; scenes shown of Michael Devlin, who was charged with kidnapping Shawn Hornbeck, who had been missing for four years.
(Studio: Katie Couric) The rise in assaults by girls noted.
(New York: Kelly Wallace) The disturbing trend of girl fights shown online featured; shocking scenes shown of three Long Island girls attacking an 8th grader. ["See Jane Hit" author James GARBARINO- explains the lure of the trend of girl violence.] Clips shown from cartoons, movies & advertising of girls swinging away.
(Studio: Katie Couric) The boxing career of Muhammad Ali reviewed in light of his 65th birthday; scenes shown from the boxing ring of Cassius Clay, Muhammad Ali fighting George Foreman & Joe Frazier & of Ali touring the world.