This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Bill Karins) What to expect from Tropical Storm Barry off the Gulf coast of Florida featured; maps shown.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(New Orleans: Martin Savidge) The status of the levees in New Orleans examined; diagram shown of problem areas. [Mayor Ray NAGIN- says there will be no shelter of last resort.] [Army Corps of Engineers Col. Richard WAGENAAR- notes concern about overtopping.] [Lakeview resident Pat CONNOR- comments on the levee failure during Hurricane Katrina.]
(New York: Robert Bazell) The case of Andrew Speaker, the Atlanta lawyer who traveled overseas with a deadly form of tuberculosis, updated; scenes shown from the Denver hospital; letter to Speaker from the Fulton County Health Department quoted; details given about the CDC testing of fellow passengers. [MAN – says Speaker is ready to start treatment.] [From “Good Morning America,” SPEAKER – says no one said he was putting anybody at risk; apologizes.] [Voice of CDC director Dr. Julie GERBERDING- comments on the role of Speaker’s father-in-law, the CDC’s Dr. Robert Cooksey.]
(Tripoli, Lebanon: Richard Engel) The siege between the Lebanese army and Fatah al Islam militants at a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon featured; scenes shown of artillery fire, tanks, smoke.
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) An incident in which 3 Iraqi children were killed when a US tank fired at suspected insurgents reviewed.
(White House: David Gregory) President Bush’s shrinking inner circle examined; his statement about Bartlett quoted; photos shown of staffers from Texas who have left their positions. [BARTLETT – says he has competing demands.] [“Dallas Morning News” Wayne SLATER- explains what Bush has lost.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Live in-studio interview held with “Presidential Courage” author/historian Michael Beschloss about presidents and the people around them. [BESCHLOSS – comments on the turnover in Bush’s staff; relates a story about President Harry Truman; comments on lessons for the 2008 presidential candidates.]
(Chicago: Kevin Tibbles) The high price of beef featured; prices cited; details given of the impact of the demand for corn, high gas prices and the weather. [Griller Brian LUBNER- comments.] [Urner Barry’s Yellow Sheet Bruce LONGO- says the cost of meat is up.] [Allen Brothers Bobby HATOFF- comments on the supply of prime beef.] [Gibsons Steakhouse John COLLETTI- comments on restaurant prices.] The increased price of milk noted.
(Los Angeles: George Lewis) Kellie Lim’s graduation as a pediatrician from UCLA medical school despite having had both legs, an arm and 3 fingers amputated due to a childhood illness, featured. [LIM – talks about giving back; comments on the influence of her blind mother; recalls being told not to even try.] [Sister Nellie LIM- praises Kellie.]