This program is 28 minutes long
(White House: Jake Tapper) President Bush's veto of the Congressional bill that tied Iraq war funding to a withdrawal timetable on this day of political theater reviewed; scenes shown of the ceremonial signing of the bill and of the 2003 "mission accomplished" photo op. [BUSH - opposes the bill.] [Speaker of the House Nancy PELOSI, Senator Harry REID - speak about the legislation.] [In 2002, BUSH - says we have prevailed in Iraq.] [Today, in Florida, BUSH - says these are tough times.] [Senator John KERRY - criticizes Bush's 2003 speech.] The unlikelihood the veto can be overridden noted.
(Studio: Charles Gibson; Washington: George Stephanopoulos) The coming negotiations on a compromise bill, the lack of agreement among Democrats about the next approach and the need for a settlement by Memorial Day discussed.
(Havana: Bob Woodruff) The May Day celebrations in Cuba without Fidel Castro featured; scenes shown from Havana of the parade with brother Raul Castro saying nothing and from outside Raul's house.
(Studio: Betsy Stark) The gas price spike examined; statistics on demand and supply cited. [MOTORIST - reacts.] [Wachovia economist Jason SCHENKER- predicts the highest ever prices due to demand.] [Alaron Trading energy analyst Phil FLYNN- says everything has gone wrong at the refineries; comments on the cost from Venezuela's movement.]
(Washington: Lisa Stark) The new food alert about imports from China featured; details given about concerns about the ingredient gluten and the chemical melamine that is believed to be the cause of the death of cats and dogs. [From Shanghai, voice of "New York Times" David BARBOZA- talks about the widespread use of melamine in food in China.] [Former FDA associate commissioner William HUBBARD- cites the incentives for China.] [Center for Science in the Public Interest Caroline Smith DeWAAL- wants the FDA to have authority to approve foreign programs/factories.]
(Charleston, South Carolina: John McKenzie) The miracle heart surgery for five-year-old Joseph Greenwood after a virus stopped his heart featured; details given of the use of a heart machine and then the Berlin Heart, designed to keep a child alive until a heart is available for transplant. [Mother Angela GREENWOOD- says it is "dilated cardiomyopathy"; comments on Joseph's reaction to the Berlin Heart.] [Medical University of South Carolina Dr. T.Y. HSIA- talks about the urgency.] [Joseph GREENWOOD - says they fixed him.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The question of approval of the Berlin Heart for use in the US noted.
(Washington: Terry Moran) The handwritten diaries kept by President Ronald Reagan during his days in the White House featured; excerpts cited and quoted about Cuba, the USSR, the 1981 assassination attempt, the Reagan family and wife Nancy. [REAGAN - speaks.]