This program is 29 minutes long
(Salt Lake City: Lee Cowan) The snowfall in the West and Midwest and flash flooding in California featured; scenes shown of snow in Utah, rain in California and snow in Colorado as well as two plane runway incidents. [Utah resident Roger SLATER, California resident Debra HARTWICK, Coloradan Kathryn JOHNSON- comment on weather conditions.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(Studio: Jeff Ranieri) The winter storm alerts reviewed; weather maps shown.
(Rochester, New Hampshire: Ron Allen) The reaction to yesterday's hostage incident at a New Hampshire campaign office for Senator Hillary Clinton reviewed; details given about Leeland Eisenberg's troubled background. [In Bedford, New Hampshire, Shannon McGINLEY, Senator Hillary CLINTON, John Edwards volunteer Caroline McCARLEY, former New York City Mayor Rudolph GIULIANI - comment.]
(Caracas: Kerry Sanders) Tomorrow's election in Venezuela that could make Hugo Chavez president for life previewed; details given of his threat to cut off oil to the US for interfering in the election; scenes shown of Chavez's speech and news conference.
(Moscow: Jim Maceda) The power play in Russia where President Vladimir Putin has virtually eliminated the democratic system examined; details given about the changing of election rules and how Putin could change the constitution. [Opponent Garry KASPAROV - says we are fighting to dismantle Putin's regime.] [Leaving Parliament, Vladimir RYSHKOV - says he can't run.] [Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Michael McFAUL- says this is the most unfair election.]
(Studio: Jim Miklaszewski) The issue of gays in the military examined; details given about a letter from Congress to 28 retired generals and admirals asking for the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" and how it has become a hot- button issue in the presidential election campaign. [Servicemembers Legal Defense Network Aubrey SARVIS- says two gays and lesbian are dismissed each day.] [Retired Adm. Dennis LAITCH- says 12,000 have been put out.] [Former Navy man gay Jason KNIGHT - calls it discrimination.] [Republican Senator John McCAIN - backs the current policy.]
(Washington: Lisa Myers) The case in Saudi Arabia in which a woman was gang raped and then sentenced for meeting with an unrelated man reviewed; details given of the call from the victim's husband for the king to intervene and his criticism of the Saudi courts and the broader debate over the treatment of women in the country. [Saudi Arabian women's rights activist Ibtihal MUBARAK- calls the sentence unjust.] [Human Rights Watch Christoph WILCKE- comments on the trial and the woman's courage.]
(New York: Mara Schiavocampo) Love and marriage among black women and white men examined; film clip shown from "Something New"; statistics on interracial marriage cited. [Screenwriter Kriss TURNER- talks about the plight of single black professional women.] [Black woman Jakreta ZAKMARI, "Essence" magazine editor Angela BURT-MURRAY, "Smooth" magazine Frankie AIKENS, two black women Angelique MAIS, Nikki DOUGHTY- comment on black women's social circle.]
(Los Angeles: Peter Alexander) The place for the developmentally disabled on the University of California at Los Angeles campus featured; scenes shown from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California; details given about the Pathway program giving young adults with special needs a taste of college life. ["DEVON," Pathway director Eric LATHAM, three young disabled PEOPLE - talk about the experience.]