This program is 29 minutes long
(Raleigh: Ron Mott) Durham, North Carolina, district attorney Mike Nifong’s disciplinary hearing for his handling of the Duke University lacrosse team rape case featured; details given about his surprise resignation and the state bar’s allegations. [Accused player Reade SELIGMANN- recounts telling his mother he was a suspect.] [NIFONG – says he’s always been willing to take responsibility.] [State bar prosecutor Katherine JEAN- describes the standard practice regarding DNA tests.]
(Studio: Lester Holt; Los Angeles: Dan Abrams) The impact of Nifong’s concessions to the panel and his statements outside the court discussed.
(Washington: Tom Costello) The repair operations at the International Space Station featured; scenes shown from inside and outside the station and of astronaut Danny Olivas working on the shuttle during a spacewalk; details given about the computer problems. [Space analyst James OBERG- comments on damage to a solar power unit.] [NASA space station manager Mike SUFFREDINI- explains the impact on the departure of the shuttle.]
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) A Pentagon report finding that the military is not meeting the mental health needs of troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan examined; statistics on post-combat stress cited; details given of concern about reporting psychological problems. [Iraq veteran Emile TRACY- comments on his problems.] [Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard CODY- says we’re taking on a thick bureaucracy.] [Navy Surgeon General V/Adm. Donald ARTHUR- says post-traumatic stress is a normal reaction to an abnormal situation.]
(West Bank: Tom Aspell) The power struggle among rival Palestinian factions updated; scenes shown of a Hamas victory parade in Gaza and Fatah militiamen trashing Hamas offices in the West Bank.
(Arlington, Virginia: Chip Reid) The long history of service by the family of Senator Jim Webb featured; scenes shown of Webb with his son, Jimmy Webb, an Iraq veteran; details given about Webb’s opposition to the Iraq war. [Jim WEBB – says leaders have to separate personal feelings from decisions they make; comments on President Bush’s question about his son; says they’ll go fishing for Father’s Day.] [Jimmy WEBB – comments on being a senator’s son; says his dad is his hero.]
(On the Skybus: Kevin Tibbles) Skybus, a new airline with super low fares and no amenities, featured; scenes shown from inside a plane; price examples cited; map shown of routes. [Passengers 2 WOMEN, D.J. STANFIELD– comment.] [Skybus CEO Bill DIFFENDERFFER- comments on charging passengers for extras.] [Travel expert Terry TRIPPLER- comments on the lack of customer service agents.]
(Milwaukee: John Larson) The family of Amy Biehl†, who set up a foundation to help the community where Amy was murdered in 1993 in South Africa, where she was fighting against apartheid, and supported the decision to give her killers amnesty, featured; details given about their decision to hire the killers, including Ntebecko Penny††, to help with their work. [Father Peter BIEHL†- recalls their promise to Amy.] [Mother Linda BIEHL†- comments on forgiveness; says Amy wanted that country to succeed.] [PENNY – comments.]