This program is 29 minutes long
(Baghdad: Jane Arraf) An Al Qaeda car bomb attack on a police station occupied by US forces in Tarmiyah, Iraq, reviewed.
(Studio: Brian Williams, Richard Engel) The new US war plan in Baghdad, the vulnerability of small bases and the feeling that this is a new war discussed.
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The resurgence of Al Qaeda in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region featured; details given of the blaming of Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf for giving up control along the borders. [February 15, President BUSH – says this is wilder than the wild west.] [October, 2006, BUSH – says Al Qaeda is on the run.] [Pakistani Army Maj. Gen. Azhar ALI SHAH- says it is not possible to 100 percent seal the border.] [Terrorism expert Bruce HOFFMAN- notes the impact of the war in Iraq.]
(Reagan National Airport: Tom Costello) JetBlue’s struggle to recover from a series of fiascos following last week’s winter storm examined; daily cancellations cited; details given of JetBlue’s plan to introduce a passengers’ bill of rights; statement from the ATA quoted. [Passengers Karen CANNY, Joseph HORNEMAN- comment.] [JetBlue CEO David NEELEMAN- says he was humiliated, mortified...] [NBC News travel editor Peter GREENBERG- says this weather was a wakeup cannon.] [Representative Mike THOMPSON- suggests a law to protect passengers.]
(New York: Robert Bazell) The American Heart Assn.’s new guidelines for women to help avoid heart disease reviewed; details given of the major recommendations. The double standard in health care for men and women discussed.
(Minnetonka, Minnesota: Kevin Tibbles) Rakhma House, a facility in Minnesota that cares for patients with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, featured; details given of the focus on social interaction rather than medical treatment. [Rakhma House executive director Janelle JOHNSON- says they thrive on the activity.] [House manager Suri HOFFART- says it’s like a big family.] [Former resident’s daughter Marie CHRISTENSEN- comments on continuing to visit.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Upcoming segment previewed.
(Mt. Hood, Oregon: Michael Okwu) The rescue of 3 climbers and their dog from Mt. Hood in Oregon featured; scenes and diagram shown; details given about the use of cell phones and mountain locators to find them. [Clackamas County sheriff's office Lt. Nick WATT- says these climbers did everything right.]
(Washington: Pete Williams) New film of President John F. Kennedy in the final moments before his assassination in Dallas on November 22, 1963, featured; film shot by George Jefferies shown. [The Sixth Floor Museum Nicola LONGFORD- comments on the images of the president and Jackie Kennedy.]