This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: Jim Axelrod) Increasing pressure for the removal of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales over the firing of 8 US attorneys featured; details given of Democrats’ charges that White House advisor Karl Rove, rather than Harriet Miers, was behind the firings. [Senator Charles SCHUMER – says statements from the White House have proved to be false; cites e-mails showing Rove’s involvement.] [In Montgomery, Alabama, ROVE – accuses Congress of playing politics.] [Senator Patrick LEAHY- warns of subpoenas.] [Representative Dana ROHRABACHER- says maybe there needs to be a change.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.
(Washington: Bob Orr) Gonzales’s tumultuous tenure reviewed. [Georgetown University law professor David COLE- says Gonzales has advanced the view that the president is above the law.] Gonzales’s bond with President Bush noted. [Attorney Steve BICKERSTAFF- says Gonzales has not been able to bring an independent voice to the Attorney General.]
(Pentagon: David Martin) The confession from terror suspect Khalid Sheikh Mohammed that he was the mastermind of the September 11 attacks, the murder of journalist Daniel Pearl, and other attacks featured; “KSM”’s written confession quoted. [CBS News legal analyst Andrew COHEN- says this sort of statement would doom the defendant.] [CBS News terrorism analyst Paul KURTZ- assesses Mohammed’s statements.]
(New York: Armen Keteyian) The changing structure of Al Qaeda examined; details given of the identification of Egyptian Khalid Habib as Mohammed’s successor. [CBS News terrorism analyst John BRENNAN- notes the new leaders that have emerged are more difficult to identify.] [NYU Center on Law and Security Paul CRUICKSHANK- comments on the new generation of jihadists regrouping in Pakistan.]
(No location given: Scott Pelley) “60 Minutes” interview with S/Sgt. Frank Wuterich about his role in the 2005 massacre of Iraqi civilians in Haditha previewed; footage shown of the aftermath of the killings. [WUTERICH – says the stories about the incident are not accurate; recounts shooting fleeing men in the back; says he would make the same decisions today.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) More of the interview on “60 Minutes” noted.
(Dallas: Mark Strassmann) A report showing an increase in the intensity of alcohol and drug use among college students reviewed; photos shown of Southern Methodist University student Jacob Stiles and Colorado State University student Samantha Spady, who died of overdoses; statistics cited. [During spring break in Miami, STUDENT; Colorado State University student Craig CHESSON – comment.] [Study chairman Joseph CALIFANO- says it’s time to get the high out of higher education.] [Colorado State OFFICIAL – comments on the college court for students caught abusing drugs and alcohol.]
(Ames, Iowa: Sharyn Alfonsi) The return of Republican Senator John McCain's Straight Talk Express bus in an effort to boost his presidential campaign featured; CBS News/”New York Times” poll findings cited. [On the bus, McCAIN – comments on his view on the Iraq war, his standing in the polls and how this campaign is different from 2000.]
(Simsbury, Connecticut: Kelly Wallace) Research indicating that exercise and diet can help prevent colon cancer reviewed. [Colonoscopy patient John KNUDSON, victim’s daughter Susan TOURTILLOTTE- comment.] [Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Dr. Anne McTIERNAN- states the rate of growth of abnormal cells was reduced with exercise.] [University of Connecticut Health Center Dr. Joel LEVINE- offers diet guidelines.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) More information on the CBS Website noted.