This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Jamie Colby) Details of current search along New York-Pennsylvania border given; video shown. Phillips being placed on FBI ten most wanted list mentioned.
(Pentagon: Mike Emanuel) Taliban said claiming responsibility for bombing, Activity of NATO troops in Operation Medusa reported. [Brigadier General Mark KIMMITT – comments on NATO forces.] Missing Air Force Major Jill Metzger said found alive by local police in Kirghizstan.
(White House: Wendell Goler) President’s speech expected to evoke memories of the cooperation that existed in the days after the attack. [White House Press Secretary Tony SNOW – talks about way Americans responded to September 11th.] [Maryland Representative Steny HOYER – says President trying to shift focus from Iraq and from obvious gaps in security.] Speech noted to be interrupting the second part of ABC docudrama “The Path to 9/11”. Controversy and questioning of accuracy of the docudrama cited; Sandy Berger quoted.
(Washington, DC: Catherine Herridge) [Homeland Security Chief Michael CHERTOFF – says we have disrupted al Qaeda’s planned cycle, but still have to be vigilant.] Current state of war on terrorism and United States security discussed. Yesterday’s new tape of al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden as released by Al Jazeera mentioned.
(Cape Canaveral, Florida: Rick Leventhal) Cancellation of launch of space shuttle Atlantis announced, recent problems preventing launch discussed; graphics shown. [Shuttle program manager Wayne HALE – outlines inspection plans and possible launch tomorrow.]
(Washington: Brian Wilson) Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage’s admission that he was the original leak of Valerie Plame’s being an agent for the CIA announced. [ARMITAGE – feels terrible about his role.] [Columnist Robert NOVAK – complains of cost of investigation monetary and otherwise.]
(Washington, DC: Major Garrett) Conclusions of Senate Intelligence Committee that prewar intelligence about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and relationship of Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi to Saddam Hussein were false. [Senator Jay ROCKEFELLER – criticizes use of intelligence by President George W. Bush administration.] White House response noted. [White House Spokesman Tony SNOW – Says both congress and President looked at same intelligence and came to the same conclusion.]
(Studio: Julie Banderas) Criticism of ABC miniseries “The Path to 9/11” by Democrats over the portrayal of President Bill Clinton’s administration as not being aggressive enough in going after al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden reported. Clip shown. Film’s suggestion, that President Clinton was too distracted by Monica Lewinsky scandal and his impeachment to act, noted. ABC’s statement, in response, read and shown on screen. Conflict of program time and scheduled time of President George W. Bush’s prime time address to the American people mentioned.
(Studio: Janice Dean) Tropical Storm Florence striking Florida forecasted; satellite photos and tracking graphics shown. Weather report given.
(Los Angeles, California: Jonathan Hunt) All American Canal which runs along border between Calexico, California an Mexicali, Mexico said leaking millions of gallons of water into Mexico. United States plans to fix leak reported to deprive Mexican farmers of water needed for irrigation. [Citizens for United Resources Malissa MCKEITH – says will take farm worker jobs away from Mexico leading to additional migration to United States.] [Imperial Irrigation District Elston GRUBAUGH – says they are not entitled to water because the canal is in the United States.] Federal appeals Court said now to have issued emergency injunction halting the lining of the canal until case can be heard.