This program is 29 minutes long
(London: Jim Maceda) The rising tension over Iran’s capture of 15 British sailors in the Persian Gulf featured; letter from captive Faye Turney calling for the withdrawal of British troops from Iraq quoted; details given of Britain’s call for help from the U.N. [British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR – says we can’t end up negotiating over hostages.] [Middle East analyst Robert LOWE- comments on the standoff.]
(Justice Department: Pete Williams) The testimony from Kyle Sampson that contradicts his former boss, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, about the firing of 8 US attorneys featured; scenes shown from the hearing. [SAMPSON – says no attorney asked to resign for a political reason; comments on Gonzales’ role in discussions and meetings; says he regrets suggesting firing prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald.] [Senator Sheldon WHITEHOUSE- questions the experience level of the people making decisions.]
(San Antonio: Robert Bazell) The problems for wounded veterans in getting follow-up care from medical holding companies after their initial treatment featured; details given of the case of Michael Fletcher. [FLETCHER, MOTHER – comment on his wait for appointments.] [Brooke Army Medical Center Col. George PEOPLES- notes the system is overwhelmed with casualties.]
(Washington: Tom Costello) The massive theft of personal data from TJX Companies featured. [TJX chairman Ben CAMMARATA- says we are fairly certain that debit card PINs were not compromised.] [Identity theft victim Robert MANN- comments.] [Gartner Group security expert Avivah LITAN- states thieves can sell the information to their cronies.] [Identitytruth.com Steven DOMENIKOS- comments on the scope of the problem.]
(Crossville, Tennessee: Mark Potter) A new, more dangerous form of methamphetamine called ice featured; details given of the increased production in Mexico; map shown of the “ice trail.” [Cumberland County, Tennessee, K-9 officer Al SEITNER†, Sheriff Butch BURGESS†, former meth addict Jeff BODINE†- comment on the growing problem.] [Mothers Against Methamphetamine director Dr. Mary HOLLEY††- comments on brain damage from ice meth.] [DEA Atlanta Sherri STRANGE†- comments on Atlanta’s role as a distribution hub.]
(Chicago: Kevin Tibbles) The changing attitudes toward interracial couples featured; statistics from the Council on Contemporary Families cited; scenes shown of a public proposal during Chicago’s Saint Patrick’s Day parade. [White-black couple Clarence and Faye KRYGSHELD††- recall attitudes toward their marriage.] [Stanford University Michael ROSENFELD†- notes the impact of the civil rights revolution and a more open immigration policy.]
(No location given: Anne Thompson) The correspondent’s own battle with breast cancer recounted.
(Studio: Brian Williams, Anne Thompson) Thompson’s decision to go public and the new recommendation for MRIs discussed.