This program is 29 minutes long
(Baghdad: Allen Pizzey) Iran's seizure of the seamen, who were inspecting a ship, reviewed; animation shown; details given of the dispute over the Shatt al-Arab waterway. [HMS Cornwall Commodore Nick LAMBERT- comments on the conflict over the waterway.]
(Pentagon: David Martin) The tension in the Gulf region examined; details given of the US military buildup, a previous seizure of British sailors by Iran and proposed U.N. sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program. [Middle East analyst Jon ALTERMAN- says accidents and misunderstandings can take us into a war nobody wants.]
(Pentagon: David Martin) The findings of the Pentagon investigation into the friendly fire death of Army Cpl. Pat Tillman in Afghanistan outlined.
(Capitol: Sharyl Attkisson) The House vote to impose a timetable for withdrawing US troops from Iraq featured; details given of the emergency spending bill and the special interest money that it includes; scenes shown of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announcing the vote count. [Representative Patrick MURPHY- comments.] [President BUSH – criticizes Democrats for their “political theater.”] [Representative Mike PENCE- criticizes the pet projects.]
(Studio: Sharyn Alfonsi) The scare over contaminated pet food updated; details given about the poison, aminopterin†, and the American Veterinary Assn. prediction that more pets will die. [Pet owner Sandra BOBB††- says her dog was murdered.] [Menu Foods CEO Paul HENDERSON†- says we don’t know how it got into our products.] [Veterinarian Dr. Roland TRIPP†- says we have a new problem that no one understands.] [Animal Medical Center Dr. Cathy LANGSTON†- predicts there will be thousands of affected animals.]
(Studio: Russ Mitchell) A list of the recalled brands at CBS.com noted.
(Washington: Bob Schieffer) The claim from former federal prosecutor Sharon Eubanks that she was pressured by political appointees from the Justice Department to go easy on tobacco companies in a lawsuit against them examined. [EUBANKS – explains what happened; says Gonzales is responsible for the firing of the attorneys.]
(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Program note.
(No location given: Lara Logan) Stories of the hardships for families living amid the violence in Baghdad shared.
(No location given: Steve Hartman) The story of artist Becky Guinn, who continues to paint and teach art despite losing her hands and feet after an allergic reaction to the blood-thinner heparin, presented; scenes shown of her artwork and her class at Valley High School in Valley, Alabama. [GUINN, husband David GUINN - recount her reaction to the heparin; talk about getting back to work; comment on her paintings.] [3 STUDENTS – explain why Guinn is their hero.]
(Studio: Steve Hartman) The marriage of 83-year-old Ralph Dial, the subject of last week’s story, to Vinita Anderson, in Knoxville, Tennessee, reported; scenes shown. The choices for next week's Assignment America story presented.