This program is 29 minutes long
(Simi Valley, California: David Gregory) The Republican presidential candidates’ debate previewed; scenes shown of candidates arriving at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California; poll findings on Republican dissatisfaction with the field of candidates cited. [Former Governor Tommy THOMPSON – says many candidates are trying to become conservative.] [Strategist Mike MURPHY- explains why the Republican Party is struggling.] [NBC News political director Chuck TODD- comments on strategy for talking about President Bush.] [May 1, Senator John McCAIN – speaks about foreign policy.]
(Studio: Brian Williams; Washington: Tim Russert) Strategies for McCain, Rudolph Giuliani and Mitt Romney and the second-tier candidates in this debate discussed.
(Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt: Martin Fletcher) The behind-the-scenes diplomacy during a conference on Iraq in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, featured; details given about the historic meeting between Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and the foreign minister of Syria and speculation about a meeting between Rice and the delegation from Iran. [RICE – says the flow of foreign fighters across the Syria-Iraq border needs to stop.] [Iranian DELEGATE – says he does not hope to meet with the Americans.]
(Los Angeles: Peter Alexander) The investigations into the conduct of Los Angeles police in dispersing immigration marchers reviewed; scenes shown of the clash in MacArthur Park. [LAPD Chief William BRATTON- says we’ll look at it from top to bottom.] [Rally organizer Angela SANBRANO- says their rights were not protected.] [Los Angeles police Sgt. Mike PATRIQUIN- says everybody makes mistakes.]
(Williamsburg, Virginia: Bob Faw) The visit to the US by Britain's Queen Elizabeth featured; scenes shown of her arrival, her hat boxes, her tour of Richmond and Williamsburg, Virginia; footage shown of her visit to Jamestown 50 years ago. [Queen ELIZABETH – speaks of the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre.] [Jamestown Settlement Homer LANIER- notes important Virginia landmarks in US-British history.] [3 Jamestown TOURISTS – react to the visit.]
(New York: Robert Bazell) The discovery of a genetic type that doubles the risk of heart attack examined. [Duke University Medical Center Dr. Chris GRANGER- notes the importance of this discovery.] [Heart attack patient Gerlin PERRY- comments.]
(St. Petersburg, Florida: Roger O'Neil) The use of shipping containers as the basis for affordable housing featured; examples shown. [Container home owner Rosalynn KEARNEY- comments.] [St. Petersburg Neighborhood Housing Askia Muhammad AQUIL- comments on recycling the containers to help with the affordable housing crisis.] [Sustain Our World Soren LUDWIG- cites savings on building cost and time.]