This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: Jim Axelrod) The president's speech previewed; details given about his proposals on energy, health care and Iraq. [Former Bush speechwriter Michael GERSON†- notes the drama created by the Democratic Congress.] [Presidential historian Douglas BRINKLEY†- says he is stuck with Iraq, Iraq, Iraq.]
(Washington: Katie Couric, Bob Schieffer) The opposition to Bush’s Iraq plan and attitudes toward his domestic agenda discussed.
(Washington: Katie Couric) CBS coverage of the address and the Democratic response from Senator Jim Webb noted.
(Pentagon: David Martin) The confirmation hearing for Gen. David Petraeus, Bush's nominee to command multi-national forces in Iraq, reviewed; details given about Petraeus’ military background and his calculations on US troop levels. [PETRAEUS – says the way ahead will be neither quick nor easy.] [Senators John McCAIN, Hillary CLINTON, Lindsey GRAHAM, Joe LIEBERMAN - question Petraeus.]
(New Orleans: Byron Pitts) The impact of the shrinking ice cover around the world featured; NASA satellite images of the North Pole ice cap shown; map shown of places at risk for a sea level rise. [Tulane University geoscientist Torbjorn TORNQVIST†- says it’s all related to global warming; notes the impact for the Gulf coast.] [NASA scientist Dr. Waleed ABDALATI†- says we could see an ice-free Arctic in the summer in 40-60 years.]
(Key Largo, Florida: Wyatt Andrews) The use of Internet research to save money on prescription drugs featured; details given about the “Consumer Reports” Best Buy Drugs Website; ads for Nexium and Lunesta shown. [Online shopper David MELVIN- comments on his savings and improved health.] [“Consumer Reports” Gail SHEARER- says it’s one of the hidden secrets of the health care system.] [Minnesota Medical Assn. past president Dr. David LUEHR- recommends the Best Buy Drugs Website.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) Tomorrow’s segment previewed.
(Washington: Bob Orr) The risk of driving while distracted by technological gadgets featured; Nationwide Insurance survey results cited. [Center for Auto Safety Clarence DITLOW- cites the greater likelihood of crashing while using gadgets.] [Ford Motor Co. Sue CISCHKE- comments on Ford’s new Sync system to control music players and cell phones.] [Driver Ricky SAIN- admits he’s not paying attention when driving and talking on the phone.]
(Hong Dien, China: Barry Petersen) China’s movie industry featured; details given about how businessman Sho Win Wang transformed Hong Dien into the filmmaking capital of the East; film and TV show excerpts shown.