This program is 29 minutes long
(New York: Robert Bazell) The new recommendations for MRIs for women at high risk of breast cancer featured; study results cited; details given of the problems with routine MRIs. [University of Washington Dr. Constance LEHMAN- states MRIs can detect more cancers than mammography alone.] [Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Dr. David DERSHAW- notes some women will have difficulty getting the examination.] The costs and confusion over MRIs discussed.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Source for more information noted.
(London: Jim Maceda) The pressure on Iran over its capture of 15 British sailors featured; video shown of the hostages, including Faye Turney admitting that they trespassed in Iranian waters; scenes shown of US war games in the Persian Gulf. [British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR – says it was unacceptable, wrong and illegal.] [Former British Foreign Secretary Sir Douglas HURD- doubts the Iranians will push it to a real crisis.]
(Baghdad: Tom Aspell) Revenge killings in Tal Afar, Iraq, in retaliation for 2 suicide bombings targeting Shiites reviewed; scenes shown of the chaos following the bombings; details given about the city’s decline into sectarian violence. [In 2005, President BUSH – praises the success in Tal Afar.] [NBC News military analyst retired Gen. Barry McCAFFREY- says Tal Afar is in a dangerous situation.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(White House: David Gregory) The political battle between Bush and Congress over funding for the war and troop withdrawal featured; details given about the spending bill. [BUSH – says the American people will know who to hold responsible.] [Speaker of the House Nancy PELOSI - says there is a new Congress in town.] [Senators Chuck HAGEL, John McCAIN – express views on the war.] [Republican strategist Vin WEBER- says Bush can hold Republicans together.]
(Washington: Tom Costello) Fears that more animals have been affected by eating tainted pet food featured; details given about FDA tests and class action lawsuits. [Pet owner Robin HEIDRY‡- comments on the death of her dog.] [Veterinary Information Network Paul PION††- notes it could be larger than anything we’ve seen.] [Wisconsin attorney Frank JABLONSKI††-says people are looking for justice.] The decision to put down Negra, a dog that was profiled in a story last week, noted.
(New York: Rehema Ellis) The increase in ”commuter marriages,” in which one spouse works far from home, featured; statistics on couples living apart cited. [Floridians Lucinda and Darren LESSER- talk about their family life with him working in Philadelphia.] [Northwestern University Family Institute Dr. Bill PINSOF- comments on the challenge of living together again.]