This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The conviction of former White House aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby for obstruction in the release of the name of undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame reviewed; courtroom sketches shown; details given about the background to the trial involving the administration's strike back against Ambassador Joe Wilson. [Defense attorney Ted WELLS†- says Libby is innocent.] Statement from Vice President Dick Cheney quoted. [Special prosecutor Patrick FITZGERALD†- comments on the trial.] [Juror Denis COLLINS†- says Libby was the fall guy; notes the jury's sympathy for Libby.]
(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas, George Stephanopoulos) The administration's reaction to the verdict, the chances of a presidential pardon, how the White House will try to hold the line despite the Democrats' pressure and the schism between Cheney and President Bush discussed.
(Studio: Bob Woodruff) The problems at the smaller V.A. hospitals around the country, especially with the bureaucracy, examined; examples from vets' e-mail quoted and cited. [Wounded vet Sgt. Michael Boothby's wife Megan BOOTHBY- comments on the lack of therapy.] [Vietnam veteran Russ CAPAMACY- says the system has to be fixed.]
(Baghdad: Terry McCarthy) The attacks by Sunni insurgents on Shiite pilgrims in Iraq travelling to Karbala and the commercial comeback in Baghdad due to the troop surge featured; scenes shown from Sadr City, which is controlled by Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. [Army Capt. NOLL- says the reception has been friendly.]
(South Dakota: Gigi Stone) Purity balls in which girls promise their fathers they will abstain from sex until marriage featured; scenes shown from the dance in Sioux Falls, South Dakota; details given of President Bush's federal funding for abstinence initiatives. [Father Brett MARKLE, daughter Sarah MARKLE, church youth counselor Deanne KEEGAN- comment.] Columbia University findings that 88 percent of those making a pledge break it noted. [Student Brittany BAYSOR- comments on the pledge.]
(New York: David Muir) The problems with adjustable rate and subprime rate mortgages for home buyers examined; default statistics cited. [In Littleton, Colorado, Maryilou FOLEY- expects bad news about their mortgage.] [RealtyTrac vice president Rick SHARGA- assesses the mortgage plans and distress for homeowners.]
(New York: Dan Harris) Questions about the entries in the online encyclopedia Wikipedia examined; details given about the volunteer efforts of anonymous contributor "Essjay," who made false claims about his academic background. [Wikipedia administrator Jim REDMOND- calls it a revolution of information; defends its contributors.] [Syracuse University professor Robert THOMPSON- questions democratizing the encyclopedia.]