This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Tom Costello) A "New England Journal of Medicine" study finding that stents do not prevent heart attacks reviewed; diagram shown. [Study author Dr. William BODEN- says there is no benefit from angioplasty and stents.] [American College of Cardiology Dr. Steven NISSEN- cites results for patients who receive drug therapy alone.] [New York Presbyterian Hospital Dr. Jeffrey MOSES- notes angioplasty is an option for some patients.]
(Washington: Pete Williams) Exclusive interview held with Attorney General Alberto Gonzales about the firing of 8 US attorneys. [GONZALES – denies he will resign; explains an e-mail showing that he attended a meeting to discuss attorneys; states people will be fired if decisions were motivated by improper reasons; comments on the role of Congress; says attacks on his credibility have pained him.] The announcement that Gonzales aide Monica Goodling will invoke the Fifth Amendment if called to testify noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) The entire Gonzales interview on the NBC Website noted.
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The report on the friendly fire death of Army Cpl. Pat Tillman in Afghanistan reviewed; scenes shown of a re-enactment of the incident; details given of the recommendation that officers, including Lt. Gen. Philip Kensinger, should be held accountable for a cover-up. [Army criminal investigation command Lt. Gen. Rodney JOHNSON- recounts what happened.] [Senator John McCAIN – says it’s a travesty.] [Acting Army Secretary Peter GEREN- says Tillman’s Silver Star stands.]
(The Everglades: Anne Thompson) The prediction that some climates may entirely disappear due to global warming examined; scenes shown from the Florida Everglades; map shown of threatened areas. [University of Wisconsin Jack WILLIAMS, Everglades visitor Chris FRANK- comment on species at risk of extinction.] [Everglades National Park Superintendent Dan KIMBALL- notes the potential impact on the drinking water supply.]
(Cleveland: Janet Shamlian) The outpouring of support for Elizabeth Edwards, who resumed campaigning for her husband, former Senator John Edwards, following her announcement that her breast cancer has returned featured; scenes shown. [In Cleveland, EDWARDS – speaks of mortality.] [From “60 Minutes,” EDWARDS – says it is our intention to deny cancer any control over us.] [Cancer survivor Judy GUSTAFSEN- says the battle is about attitude.] [City Club of Cleveland Deborah PLUMMER- comments on the political debate.]
(New York: Carl Quintanilla) The growing trend among married couples toward separate finances featured; statistics cited. [Married people Brett and Alyssa MALINSKI, Gina KWOK, psychiatrist Dr. Gail SALTZ, financial planner Elissa BUIE- comment on separate accounts.]