This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: David Gregory) The Middle East peace conference in Annapolis, Maryland, reviewed; scenes shown of President Bush with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and of protests in Gaza; details given of tension over Iran’s role in Iraq, its support of Hamas and its pursuit of a nuclear program. [BUSH – says a battle is underway for the future of the Middle East.] [Former US Ambassador to Israel Martin INDYK- notes the difference between Iran’s and Syria’s views on Israel.] [Former US Ambassador to the U.N. John BOLTON- states there is no indication the parties are willing to compromise on substance.]
(Baghdad: Tom Aspell) The reverse migration of Iraqis who fled to Syria to escape the war featured; scenes shown of a family leaving Damascus after the Iraqi government offered free bus tickets back to Baghdad; TV ad aimed at encouraging Iraqi refugees to return home shown; details given of the money problems for the Iraqis in Syria. [U.N. HCR spokesperson Sybella WILKES- questions whether it is safe to go back.]
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) TV host Oprah Winfrey’s endorsement of Senator Barack Obama vs. former President Bill Clinton’s endorsement of his wife, Senator Hillary Clinton, examined. [Yesterday, OBAMA – comments on Bill Clinton.] [“Des Moines Register” David YEPSEN, Democratic strategist Steve McMAHON- comment on Oprah’s influence.] [B. CLINTON – comments on Oprah.] Entertainer Barbra Streisand’s endorsement of Clinton noted.
(Studio: Nancy Snyderman) The increased breast cancer risk for African American women examined; details given about a “Journal of the National Cancer Institute” study updating a 1989 risk assessment study that was based on white women. [Breast cancer survivor Vanessa McCASKILL- recalls her reaction to her diagnosis.] [University of Chicago Medical Center Dr. Funmi OLOPADE- says to some women it might be a completely different disease.] [University of Michigan Dr. Lisa NEWMAN- notes the significance of African ancestry as a risk factor.] The importance of clinical trials discussed.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Tomorrow’s segment previewed.
(No Name Key, Florida: Kerry Sanders) The campaign to preserve Florida’s Key Deer population featured; scenes shown of the miniature animals; details given about the role of Jack Watson in their comeback and the potential impact of global warming. [National Key Deer Refuge Jim BELL- notes they almost became extinct due to hunting.] [Watson’s son Jack WATSON – recalls his dad’s heavy-handed tactics.]