This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Gloria Borger) The announcement of the spread of the breast cancer of Elizabeth Edwards, wife of presidential candidate former Senator John Edwards, featured; details given about her malignant cancer, the family's four children and plans to continue campaigning. [In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, EDWARDSES - describe what happened and having a choice to be tough.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.
(New York: Jon LaPook) How to manage recurring breast cancer featured; cancer cells three-dimensional diagrams shown; details given about new therapies with less side effects. [Cancer patient Adrienne REED- says cancer is now just part of her lifestyle.] [Dana-Farber Cancer Inst. Dr. Eric WINER- talks about the treatments targeted to abnormal cells.]
(St. Louis: Bob Orr) Attorney General Alberto Gonzales's campaign on the road to meet with US attorneys about child predators featured; details given about the morale problems within the Justice Department and his road trip strategy. [GONZALES - says he will not resign; promises to work with Congress about what happened here.] [US attorney Catherine HANAWAY- says Gonzales is trying to boost morale.]
(White House: Jim Axelrod) The Senate Judiciary Committee's effort to get White House advisor Karl Rove and former White House counsel Harriet Miers to testify and the digging in by the administration on the issue of the US attorneys examined. [Senators Patrick LEAHY, Arlen SPECTER - debate about what we can get from the White House.]
(Baghdad: Allen Pizzey) The siphoning off of oil in Iraq into the black market featured; details given about the widespread corruption in the industry which has put a stranglehold on the economy, especially in the southern port of Basra. [Special inspector for Iraq reconstruction Stuart BOWEN- says Article 136 is a get-out-of-jail-free card.] [Brookings Inst. Kenneth POLLACK- cites the theft and diversion of oil.] The launch of the joint US-Iraq Operation Honest Hands aimed at the corruption noted.
(Studio: Anthony Mason) The troubles for homeowners with sub-prime mortgages and the resulting threat to the housing market examined; scenes shown from Union County, New Jersey, where reclaimed houses were sold off and from the Senate Banking Committee hearings; statistics on the risky lending practices cited. [County Sheriff Ralph FROEHLICH, Senator Robert MENENDEZ, Federal Reserve Board Roger COLE- cite the foreclosures.] [Center for Financial Research and Analysis Zach GAST, Full Resource Lending mortgage broker John WAITE- notes the stress on the economy due to lending to people with credit issues.]
(New York: Richard Schlesinger) The story of Knut, the polar bear cub, who is the darling of the Berlin, Germany, zoo, featured; scenes shown of the bear being raised by hand by the zookeepers; details given about the position of an animal rights campaigner and zookeeper that Knut should be killed. [Berlin Zoo veterinarian Dr. Andreas OCHS- says we are responsible for the animals.] [Central Park Zoo director Dr. Dan WHARTON- cites the lessons of this story.]