This program is 29 minutes long
(Checotah, Oklahoma: Don Teague) The impact of the storm reviewed; scenes shown of ice-covered roads and trees, damaged cars, National Guardsmen and utility crews in Missouri, snow, floodwaters. [Checotah, Oklahoma, residents Jim MORTON, Sara BARNES- react.] [MAN – comments on the flooding.] [Weatherplus.com meteorologist Gary ARCHIBALD- notes the extension of the storm to the Northeast.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) The impact of the storm on California’s citrus industry noted.
(Baghdad: Richard Engel) The confusion over whether Americans or Iraqis will be in charge under President Bush’s new plan examined; scenes shown of US reinforcements arriving in Iraq from Kuwait; details given of the debate over the militias. [US ambassador Zalmay KHALILZAD – says the Iraqis will be in the lead.] [Multinational forces commander Gen. George CASEY – says American forces will remain under American command.] [Military analyst Loren THOMPSON†- says this looks like a confusing arrangement.] [Iraqi National Security Advisor Mowaffak al-RUBAIE†- explains Casey’s new role.]
(Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Andrea Mitchell) Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s Middle East trip to discuss President Bush’s Iraq plan and the establishment of a Palestinian state featured; scenes shown of Rice with Arab leaders. [RICE – comments.] [Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul GHEIT- says we hope Bush’s Iraq plan will lead to the cohesion of the Iraqi government.] The letter from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah asking him to restrain US military moves toward Iran noted.
(Beaufort, Missouri: Kevin Tibbles) The clues leading to the discovery of Shawn Hornbeck, who was missing for 4 years, and Ben Ownby reviewed; details given about Hornbeck’s freedom to use the computer and cell phone and go outside. [Former FBI profiler Clint VAN ZANDT- comments on a message on the Hornbeck family Website.] [Witness Mitchell HULTS- recounts what he saw the day Ownby disappeared.] [Kirkwood police officer Gary WAGSTER- comments on suspect Michael Devlin.] [OWNBY – thanks Hults for his help.]
(New Orleans: Martin Savidge) The return of civil rights icon Ruby Bridges to the New Orleans elementary school that she integrated 46 years ago featured; historical footage, photos and Norman Rockwell painting shown; details given of the transition of New Orleans public schools from all white to almost entirely black; scenes shown of the school that was damaged by Hurricane Katrina. [BRIDGES – comments on her vision to re-integrate the school.]
(Georgetown, Kentucky: Ron Mott) The corporate culture at Toyota contributing to its success featured; scenes shown from the Toyota plant in Georgetown, Kentucky; details given of the Japanese kaizen concept. [Employee Howard ARTRIP- explains a production-simplifying idea.] [“AutoWeek” editor Dutch MANDEL- says it’s the Japanese culture that they’ve brought to corporate America.] [Paint shop engineering manager Chad BUCKNER- notes Toyota’s healthy sense of paranoia that its accomplishments are not enough.] [Assembly engineering manager John ROBINSON- says we want to expose problems.]
(New York: Rehema Ellis) The sleepovers offered by New York City’s Museum of Natural History featured; scenes shown; excerpts from the movie “Night at the Museum” shown. [Students Harrison MAHLER, Elizabeth MIEOKO, Joe CHAPSKI, student Kristin KELLY- comment.] [American Museum of Natural History Brad HARRIS- says we bring the science to what they see in the movies.] The sleepovers at Chicago’s Field Museum noted.