This program is 28 minutes long
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The Senate reprimand of multinational forces commander Gen. George Casey, who is nominated for Army Chief of Staff, over his Iraq command reviewed; scenes shown of the exchange between Senator John McCain and Casey; details given about the increase in attacks and casualties during Casey’s watch. [McCAIN - says things have gotten markedly and progressively worse; criticizes Casey.] [CASEY – says the struggle is winnable; denies we have a failed policy.] [Senator Lindsey GRAHAM- questions the plan to send more troops.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Capitol: Chip Reid) The Senate compromise resolution opposing a troop increase examined; details given of the 3 major factions and their views on President Bush’s plan.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Deadly bomb attacks in Hillah and Baghdad reported; scenes shown; Iraqi casualties for January cited.
(Boston: Lisa Daniels) The arrest of Sean Stevens and Peter Berdovsky for planting the electronic devices featured; statement from Judge Paul Leary quoted; details given of Turner Broadcasting’s marketing campaign. [BERDOVSKY – tells reporters hair questions are welcome.] [NBC News legal analyst Susan FILAN- notes the challenge to make hoax charges stick.] [Talk radio HOST, 2 BOSTONIANS – react.] [Della Femina Advertising Agency chairman Jerry DELLA FEMINA- says you don’t expect terror from the Cartoon Network.]
(Washington: Tom Costello) The binge eating disorder examined; statistics on the prevalence of the disorder and calories consumed by binge eaters cited; details given of the link to childhood obesity. [Former binge eater Joanna CANDLE- says it was her form of abusing drugs.] [Study author Dr. James HUDSON- describes the disorder.] [HHS Secretary Michael LEAVITT- cites statistics on overweight children and teens.]
(Near Limon, Colorado: Kevin Tibbles) The impact of the freezing winter weather on Colorado cattle featured; statistics on cattle deaths cited. [Rancher Bill BROOKS- comments on the struggle for newborn calves.] [Baca County extension office Melinda SALZBRENNER- comments on efforts to distribute donated hay.] [Governor Bill RITTER- notes the difficulty for ranchers to stay in business.] [Baca County administrator Kristin RAU- says this will be devastating for years to come.]
(New York: Anne Thompson) The public spat in Italy between former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and his wife featured; details given about her open letter to the newspaper demanding a public apology for her husband's flirting and his response. [“La Repubblica” US bureau chief Vittorio ZUCCONI- comments on Italian men.] [“Washington Post” Sally QUINN- says she’d like to see the story the other way around.]