This program is 28 minutes long
(Bogota, Colombia: Jessica Yellin) The violent protests in Colombia in opposition to President Bush's brief visit featured; scenes shown from Bogota; details given about the government crackdown on the drug trade and the fate of American hostages held for four years. The US concern about Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez discussed.
(Washington: Sonya Crawford) The reaction to Halliburton's announcement of the shift of its corporate headquarters to Dubai examined; statements from CEO David Lesar and Senator Patrick Leahy quoted; details given of Democratic criticism of Halliburton for its Iraq war contracts.
(Capitol Hill: John Hendren) The political debate over the issue of troop withdrawal from Iraq examined; details given of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's proposal of linking withdrawal to a funding bill. [Representatives Lynn WOOLSEY, Jim COOPER- offer differing opinions on withdrawing troops.] YouTube video of Representative David Obey speaking out shown.
(Studio: Dan Harris) The day's violence in Iraq reviewed.
(Ft. Hood, Texas: Mike von Fremd) A review of the US military hospitals in light of problems at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center previewed; scenes shown from the veterans hospital at Ft. Hood, Texas. [Army Sgt. Lafia AFOA, Sgt. Charles Hunt's WIFE - talk about the medical problems.] [On "This Week," former Senator Bob DOLE - comments on options.]
(Los Angeles: Bill Redeker) The harrowing experience in the Dominican Republic for whale watchers from Utah swimming and diving with north Atlantic humpback whales reviewed; video scenes show; details given about the whale tour business. [Dive photographer Bridgette SERVER, wounded swimmer Randy THORNTON- describe what happened.] [American Cetacean Society Diana McINTYRE- opposes this intrusion into the animals' home.]
(Bogota, Colombia: Jessica Yellin) The fate of three American contractors who have been held hostage by FARC guerrillas in Colombia for four years after their plane crashed featured; video of the hostages and photos of Keith Stansell, Thomas Howes and Marc Gonsalves shown; details given of talk about a military rescue rather than negotiations. [President BUSH - asks FARC to give up the hostages.] [Daughter Lauren STANSELL, Marc's mother Jo ROSANO- complain about the lack of action by the US government.] Letter from national security adviser Stephen Hadley about the missing Americans quoted. [Colombian defense minister Juan Manuel SANTOS- comments on trade/rescue options.] [Mother Lynne STANSELL- asks for negotiations.]
(Transylvania and Bran, Romania: David Wright) A visit to a 13th century fortress known as Castle Dracula in Romania featured; scenes shown from this tourist attraction in Transylvania where Vlad the Impaler may have been imprisoned. [Tour guide Alex PRISCU- shows the castle.] [Romanian minister of culture Adrian IORGULESCU- admits it is expensive.] [Transylvanian Society of Dracula Nicolae PADURARU- talks tourists.]