This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: John Yang) The US concern about the issue of nuclear security in Pakistan after President Pervez Musharraf refused to restore democracy examined; scenes shown of the unrest in Pakistan; details given from a "New York Times" story on the US program to safeguard the nuclear arsenal and of the past sale of nuclear material to North Korea, Iran and Libya. [On Thursday, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Adm. Mike MULLEN†- says we are "watchful."] [NBC military analyst retired Col. Jack JACOBS†- comments on the weapons.] [President BUSH - says Musharraf decided to be with us.] [Center for Strategic and International Studies Tresita SCHAFFER†- says the administration is facing a real crisis about Pakistan.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(Islamabad; Richard Engel) The defiance from Musharraf despite criticism from US envoy John Negroponte about the country's state of emergency examined; scenes shown from Islamabad of a small anti-Musharraf demonstration by journalists; details given about how Musharraf is weathering the storm. [NEGROPONTE - says emergency rule is not compatible with free elections.]
(New Delhi: Ian Williams) The scope of the disaster in Bangladesh after the cyclone featured; scenes shown of the damages from the storm, rescue operations, helicopter drops of food and medicine, and the survivors telling their stories and in shelters.
(New York: Rehema Ellis) The investigation in Illinois into the disappearance three weeks ago of Stacy Peterson, the fourth wife of police officer Drew Peterson and into the 2004 death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, examined; scenes shown of a candlelight vigil for Stacy; details given about strange twists in the case. [PETERSON - comments.] [New York state police forensic pathologist Michael BADEN- recounts his findings about Savio's death; calls it a homicide.] [On "Today," last week, PETERSON - denies involvement.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) Peterson's appearance tomorrow on "Today" noted.
(Los Angeles: George Lewis) The case of a troubled girl, Megan Meier, and what happened to on her online Myspace chat site, presented; details given about what happened online that turned out to be a hoax by the mother of Megan's former girlfriend. [Parents Tina and Ron MEIER- talk about their daughter being bullied and how distraught she became over the online exchange with "Josh" that turned mean and led to Megan's suicide.] [Internet security lawyer Parry AFTAB- talks about criminal activity.]
(Pensacola, Florida: Kelly O'Donnell) 41-year-old Jeri Thompson, wife of Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson, profiled; scenes shown from the campaign trail. [Jeri THOMPSON - talks about her struggle as a mother and candidate's wife; denies she is trying to run the show; talks about their age difference and how Fred changed after his daughter's death.]
(Hollywood: Peter Alexander) The story of two teenage photographers, Blaine Hewison-Jones and Austin Visschedyk, who teamed up to start their paparazzi Website, presented; scenes shown from Hollywood. [HEWISON-JONES, VISSCHEDYK - talk about their adventure.] [Photographer Brad ELTERMAN- says there are too many bodies out there!] [Father Robert HEWISON- comments.]