This program is 28 minutes long
(New York: Savannah Guthrie) The aftermath of the stunning admission by track start Marion Jones that she used steroids before the 2000 Olympic Games and lied about it examined. [JONES - says "I have betrayed your trust."] [Earlier, several times, JONES - denies using drugs.] [Sprinter Carl LEWIS, two high school ATHLETES - react to Jones.] [NBC Sports Alan ABRAHAMSON- says all high-performing athletes will now be questioned.]
(Washington: John Yang) The shift in the 2008 campaign for the Republicans as the candidates sharpen their messages examined; NBC News/"Wall Street Journal" poll standings outlined on screen; details given of the hurdles former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani faces with conservative Republicans on various issues. [Mitt ROMNEY, GIULIANI - campaign against each other.] [Independent Republican pollster Whit AYRES- defines the three separate frontrunners.] [Commentator Pat BUCHANAN - says the conservatives are still looking for Ronald Reagan.] [Iowa VOTER - questions Giuliani.]
(Studio: Lester Holt; Washington: John Harwood) The current anxiety for the Republicans in seeking a presidential candidate because of several issues, how President Bush still has majority support from fellow Republicans on many issues and the issue of which candidate can best defeat Senator Hillary Clinton discussed.
(Studio: Lester Holt) The Republican debate on Tuesday and the appearance tomorrow of presidential candidate John Edwards on "Meet the Press" noted.
(Los Angeles: Chris Jansing) The visit to the US by a North Korea tae kwan do team featured; scenes shown of the awestruck athletes on their goodwill tour. [Organizer Korean immigration WU Jin Jan - comments.] [University of Washington Korean studies professor Clark SORENSEN- cites the significance of US-Korean contacts.]
(Washington: Pete Williams) The rapidly growing check scam targeting Americans via fake cashier's checks examined; examples of losses cited; TV ad shown. [In Chicago, Jill PARKER - describes what happened with the check.] [American Bankers Assn. Nessa FEDDIS- cites the law.]
(Flint, Michigan: Scott Cohn) The drop in manufacturing employment examined; jobs statistics cited; scenes shown from Flint, Michigan. [Job seeker Chris SHELMAN - comments on jobs being shipped out of the country.] [Comerica Bank Dana JOHNSON- comments on the transitioning economy.] [AT a restaurant, Jim ANGLE - comments on the future for manufacturing.]
(London: Keir Simmons) The story of Briton Jason Lewis, who circled the globe using only human power over a period of 13 years, featured; scenes shown of Lewis by boat, rollerblading, facing sharks in the Pacific, hiking and cycling.
(Paris: Keith Miller) How French women are now getting fat rather than long staying thin despite cheese, butter and wine featured; statistics on obesity cited; details given about changing eating and exercise habits. [French Union of Consumers Olivier ANDRAULT- talks about the obesity trend.] [So Spicy Clothing Line Marie-Angele MURACCIOLA- says there are fat people in France.]