This program is 29 minutes long
(Baghdad: Ned Colt) The day’s violence in Baghdad reviewed; details given of bomb attacks at Mustansiriya University and elsewhere; scenes shown from the attack sites; U.N. statistics cited. [Brookings Institution Kenneth POLLACK- explains why the violence continues.] [U.N. Assistance Mission for Iraq Gianni MAGAZZENI- says sectarian violence will continue indefinitely.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Kuwait City, Kuwait: Andrea Mitchell) Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s diplomatic trip to promote President Bush’s new strategy for Iraq featured; details given of the Sunni backing of the plan to prop up Iraq’s government; scenes shown of Rice with Arab leaders. [Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheik Mohammed al-Salem al-SABAH- says foreign ministers are meeting to prevent Iraq from sliding into civil war.] [International Crisis Group Robert MALLEY- explains what Sunni leaders can do to contain insurgents in Iraq.] [Saudi Foreign Minister Prince SAUD al-Faisal- says he cannot conceive that a country would commit suicide.]
(Capitol: Chip Reid) Senator Barack Obama’s moves toward running for president in 2008 featured; Webcast video shown; photos shown of Democratic candidates. Senator Hillary Clinton mentioned.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Representative Tom Tancredo’s efforts toward a presidential bid noted.
(McAlester, Oklahoma: Don Teague) The impact of the massive storm reviewed; scenes shown of ice-covered trees and power lines in McAlester, Oklahoma, a collapsed church in Webb City, Missouri, more ice in New Hampshire. [Several PEOPLE – comment.] [McAlester resident Phillip SCHULTZ- reacts to the power outage.] [Texas state trooper Derome WEST- tells people not to get on the roadways.] [California citrus grower David ROBERTS- comments on potential losses.]
(Miami: Mark Potter) Florida homeowners’ concern that high property insurance rates may cost them their homes featured; scenes shown of a protest outside the state legislature; details given of legislative options. [Governor Charlie CRIST- blames insurance companies.] [Florida Insurance Council Sam MILLER- says homeowners insurance in Florida is the most dangerous business in the world.] [Homeowners Chris KOWALCZYK, Ken and Nancy WESSEL, business owner Tino MASTRY- note the impact of the rate increases.]
(Berne, Indiana: Anne Thompson) The uncertain future for American auto dealers examined; details given about the Ford business owned by the Moser-Eicher family of Berne, Indiana, for over 90 years. [Dealership owners Phil and Jim EICHER, Millard MOSER, Johnny EICHER- talk business.]
(New York: Dawn Fratangelo) Census Bureau statistics showing that more women are now single than married examined; census results cited. [Single women Sandi GORDON, Catherine FLYNN- comment on their status.] [Brookings Institution William FREY- comments on the changing trend.]