This program is 29 minutes long
(Capitol: Chip Reid) The Senate vote in favor of pulling US troops out of Iraq featured; details given of President Bush’s promise to veto a timeline, which is attached to spending in Iraq and Afghanistan. [Senators John McCAIN, Harry REID - speak about the war.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) The deaths of 2 Americans in a rocket attack in the Green Zone in Baghdad and more deaths in bomb attacks, including truck bombings in Tal Afar, reported.
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The tension over Iran’s capture of 15 British sailors and its defiance of the U.N. order to give up its nuclear program featured; scenes shown from the Persian Gulf of US military exercises involving the USS Eisenhower and the USS Stennis and of British and Iraqi gunboats patrolling the waterway between Iraq and Iran. [British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR – calls for the release of the seamen.] [Before her capture, Faye TURNEY- says she had no illusions about going to war.] [Iran expert Bruce REIDEL- says the risk that miscalculation will take us over the brink is very serious.]
(White House: David Gregory) The announcement that White House press secretary Tony Snow’s colon cancer has returned featured. [Deputy White House press secretary Dana PERINO- describes Snow’s condition.] [President BUSH – says we need to pray for him.] [NBC News chief medical editor Nancy SNYDERMAN- comments on the seriousness of the recurrence.] [Last week, SNOW – comments on Elizabeth Edwards’s cancer.]
(Washington: Tom Costello) The effort to prevent “near misses” on airport runways reviewed; footage shown of the worst aviation disaster in history: the Pan American-KLM crash in the Canary Islands 30 years ago; statistics on runway incursions cited; details given about FAA proposals. [In NTSB hearing, Pan Am co-pilot Capt. Robert BRAGG– recalls what happened in 1977.] [FAA administrator Marion BLAKEY- comments on GPS mapping systems for cockpits.] [NTSB chairman Mark ROSENKER- calls for a system to warn of an impending collision.]
(Cleveland: Janet Shamlian) The impact of the increase in subprime loans examined; details given about the problem in Cleveland; statistics cited; PSA shown. [Eastside Organizing Project Mark SEIFERT- says these people are losing homes every single day.] [Homeowners Shirley ORANGE, Dave LEWIS- comment.] [Shaker Heights city attorney William GRUBER- comments on efforts to save neighborhoods.]
(Justice Department: Pete Williams) The admission from defense contractor ITT Industries that it sent US military secrets to companies overseas examined; details given of the illegal sharing of night-vision technology with China and other countries. [US attorney John BROWNLEE- warns of great harm to American soldiers.] [Immigration and Customs Enforcement Julie MYERS, Justice Department Kenneth WAINSTEIN- criticize the company.]
(New York: Chris Hansen) An investigation into identity theft reviewed; details given about how personal information is bought and sold over the Internet. [Victim Leigh MORTON- reacts to being victimized.] [Internet security expert Dan CLEMENTS, fraud INVESTIGATOR – track transactions around the world on a “bait” credit card.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) More on tonight’s “Dateline” noted.
(Xian Ching, China: Jon Ray) The stand being taken by a homeowner in China, who is holding out against a development project, featured; scenes shown of the house in the middle of a huge hole, the homeowner waving from the window and the crowds who support him.