This program is 29 minutes long
(Capitol: Chip Reid) The veto showdown between Congress and President Bush over the Iraq war featured; details given about the Democrats’ funding bill that calls for a phased pullout of US troops. [Representatives Peter DeFAZIO, Steve COHEN, Mary FALLIN, Tom PRICE- express views on troop withdrawal.] [Iraq commander Gen. David PETRAEUS – says progress in Anbar is breathtaking.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) The House vote to subpoena Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to testify on the administration’s case for the Iraq war noted.
(No location given: Erin Burnett) The implications of the record closing for the economy and consumers featured.
(Spencer, Massachusetts: Ron Allen) The contamination of the water in Spencer, Massachusetts, from the release of sodium hydroxide, or lye, at the treatment plant featured.
(Washington: Pete Williams) The arrest of John Tomkins, aka "The Bishop," who is charged with sending threatening letters and pipe bombs to investment companies featured; details given about his attempt to drive up stock prices. [US Postal Inspection Kenneth LAAG, SEC Linda THOMSEN- comment on the investigation.]
(New York: Rehema Ellis) The debate over lyrics in rap music featured; music video clips shown. [Music producer Russell SIMMONS – says some of what rappers say doesn’t belong on public airwaves.] [“Vibe” editor-in-chief Danyel SMITH- says hip-hop is not a bad art form.] [2 music BUYERS – express views.]
(New York: Robert Bazell) The relationship between doctors and pharmaceutical companies examined; statistics cited on doctors’ ties to the drug industry. [Former drug company sales representative Kathleen SLATTERY-MOSCHKAU- describes efforts to get doctors to write more prescriptions for a specific drug.] [Internist Dr. Jonathan MOORER- comments on his decision not to see any more reps.]
(Washington: Bob Faw) The discovery of a new Earth-like planet beyond our solar system featured; animation shown. [Adler Planetarium Lucy FORTSON, KID - comment.] [NASA astrophysicist Wesley TRAUB- doubts there is life there.]