This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Tim Russert) An NBC/“Wall Street Journal” poll of Republicans on what they would like in the next president reviewed; results showing former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani as the front-runner noted. The distribution of Senate seats discussed.
(Chicago: Kelly O’Donnell) Scenes shown of former Senator Fred Thompson on the presidential campaign trail; details given on his platform and some problems with his campaign. [“New York Times” Adam NAGOURNEY, Southern Baptist Convention Richard LAND, independent Republican pollster Whit AYRES- comment.]
(Baghdad: Richard Engel) The attack on Poland’s ambassador in Iraq reported; scenes shown from the attack site, where the ambassador was rescued by helicopters from controversial security contractor Blackwater.
(Washington: Dr. Nancy Snyder) Problems with the antiquated system of trauma care coordination featured; American College of Surgeons report, and trauma death and disability statistics cited. [Accident victim Robert JOHNSON, Children’s Hospital Boston Dr. Gerald HEALY- comment.]
(London: Stephanie Gosk) The coroner’s inquest into the 1997 death of Britain’s Princess Diana yielding footage and photos of Diana’s final hours reported; details given on Mohammad Al-Fayad’s claim that Diana was pregnant and about to announce an engagement to his son Dodi, and that there was a conspiracy to murder them; security camera video and photos shown. [Al-FAYAD- says the Royal family murdered Dodi and Diana.] [Diana’s friend Rosa MONCKTON- says no one wants to believe it was an accident.]
(Orlando, Florida: Bob Faw) Churches struggling to hang onto qualified musical directors because many are opting for higher-paying recording industry jobs featured; details given about the effect on the congregations and choirs. [New Covenant Baptist Church Dr. Lavon BRACY, Rev. Randolph BRACY, Emory University James ABBINGDON, choir director Joseph BILLUPS- comment.]
(Huntsville, Alabama: Lee Cowan) Former NASA engineer and “Rocket Boys” author Homer Hickam’s childhood experience with Sputnik presented; details given on his and his friends’ rocket-building projects inspired by the Sputnik launch; historical footage and scenes from the film “October Sky” shown. [HICKAM- talks about how Sputnik shaped his life.]