This program is 29 minutes long
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) Concern about a new arms race in space after China's missile test that blew a satellite out of orbit examined; animation shown; details given of the risk to US spy satellites. [NBC News military analyst Lt. Col. Rick FRANCONA- says we’re on the verge of a new era in arms control.] [Defense policy expert John PIKE- says our spy satellites are not that hard to hit.] [Space policy expert Jeff KEUTER- says warfare has come to space.]
(White House: Chip Reid) The war of words between the White House and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over President Bush’s plan for the Iraq war reviewed. [PELOSI – claims Bush is putting troops in harm’s way so Congress won’t cut off funding.] [White House spokeswoman Dana PERINO- refutes Pelosi’s claim.] [Political analyst Stephen HESS- says it’s a glorious chance for the White House to be righteously indignant.] [Iraq study group co-chair Lee HAMILTON- opposes Bush’s plan to increase troops.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Statements from outgoing multi-national force commander Gen. George Casey on US troop levels noted. [CASEY – predicts it will be next summer before people in Baghdad feel safe in their neighborhoods.] The arrest of an aide to Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr reported.
(Studio: Brian Williams, Jane Arraf) Life in Iraq during wartime discussed.
(London: Dawna Friesen) The deadly European windstorm reviewed; scenes shown of wind gusts, planes being blown, car wrecks, downed trees, damaged buildings, cleanup crews. [Rescued CREWMEMBER – reacts to being off his ship.]
(New York: Ron Allen) Stepped-up efforts to identify remains from Ground Zero in New York City featured; map shown of excavation zones. [Former military POW-MIA investigator Dr. Bradley ADAMS††- says it’s critical that it’s done right.] [Bode Technology Group Lisa RICCI††- comments on the use of improved DNA technology.] [Bode Technology Group Ed HUFFINE†- says more people will be identified than before.] [Victim’s wife Roseanna STABILE††- comments.]
(New Orleans: Martin Savidge) The role of the New Orleans Saints football team in raising hope in the city ravaged by Hurricane Katrina featured. [Several FANS – comment.] [Fan Merritt LANE- says Katrina unified us in despair and the Saints unified us in joy.] [Sports analyst Mike DETILLIER- says it’s a rallying cry for the community.]
(Parker, Colorado: Roger O’Neil) Karen Loucks Rinedollar’s vision to provide comfort by giving blankets to children who are sick, have been through a disaster or have parents in the military through her Project Linus program featured. [RINEDOLLAR – says it’s not just the medications that make people better.] [Patient’s mother Louanne BOLAN- comments.] [Volunteer blanket MAKER – comments.] [Soldier’s son Cameron DOSTIE- comments.]