This program is 29 minutes long
(Baghdad: Mark Strassmann) The search for US soldiers after a coordinated attack on a patrol near Mahmudiyah featured; scenes shown from the site of an explosion that killed five; details given about last year's ambush here. [Multinational force-Iraq spokesman Maj. Gen. William CALDWELL- comments on the coalition response.] The race against the clock to find the soldiers discussed.
(Osceola National Forest: Kelly Cobiella) The wildfires in northern Florida and southern Georgia featured; scenes shown of firefighters on the job in Florida's Osceola National Forest. [Fireman Jamie RITTENHOUSE - talks about the battle.] [Florida Highway Patrol Maj. Rick CARPENTER- comments.] [Columbia County EMS director Dr. Stanley JANASIEWICZ- talks about smoke-related problems.] [Forestry Service Rick WRIGHT- shows the fire fuel: the palmetto.]
(Blacksburg, Virginia: Sharyn Alfonsi) The graduation at Virginia Tech University a month after the massacre on campus featured; scenes shown from the ceremonies, including the wounded Kevin Stern. [Virginia Tech graduate Nelson BONNEY, Virginia Tech college of engineering dean Richard BENSON, parents Mary Ann and Frank BONNEY- express their feelings.]
(Moscow: Elizabeth Palmer) Russia's acute population crisis examined; population and life expectancy statistics cited; details given about the government bonuses for second children. [Russian father Maxim MAKIENKO- lists Russian priorities.]
(Oshkosh, Wisconsin: Michelle Miller) The story of the "Mercury 13," female pilots who trained secretly to become astronauts, presented; scenes shown from ceremonies at the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh awarding honorary doctorates to the remaining eight of thirteen; photo of the women shown. [American aviator Geraldyn "Jerrie" COBB comments on the training and how women were not allowed into the space program; states we were qualified and ready to go into space.] ["Mercury 13" author Martha ACKMANN- says the women shattered all records; suggests a Congressional medal of honor for them.] Statistics on women in aviation cited.