This program is 29 minutes long
(New Orleans: Martin Savidge) The anger in New Orleans over the demolition of public housing units featured; scenes shown of the disruption inside council chambers and the melee between police and protestors outside. [Louisiana Housing Finance Agency Wayne WOODS- says we’ve got to move forward.] [Police Superintendent Warren RILEY- explains why mace was used.] [PROTESTOR – says we were denied access and brutalized by the police.] Mayor Ray Nagin’s absence noted.
(St. Louis: Kelly O’Donnell) The mystery over presidential candidate Rudolph Giuliani’s health after he was hospitalized in St. Louis featured; scenes shown of him with supporters. [Wife Judith GIULIANI – comments on his health.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) The withdrawal of Representative Tom Tancredo from the presidential race reported.
(Washington: Pete Williams) The fight over the EPA’s refusal to let California and other states set their own greenhouse gas emissions standards featured. [California Governor Arnold SCHWARZENEGGER – says he calls it the Environmental Destruction Agency.] [President BUSH – supports the new energy bill.] [Vermont Governor Jim DOUGLAS- says the EPA is out of touch.] [EPA administrator Stephen JOHNSON- supports a national approach.]
(New York: Robert Bazell) The link between inadequate health insurance and deaths from cancer examined; statistics cited; details given about Shirley Lowe’s death last year. [American Cancer Society Dr. Otis BRAWLEY- says 7,000 people die needlessly every year.] [Lowe’s daughter Neko FERGUSON- explains her mother’s case.]
(Miami: Mark Potter) The dangerous business of smuggling Cubans to the US by sea featured; scenes shown of Cubans hauling a homemade boat to the water near Havana, refugees in the Florida seas and villagers who fear they have lost family members on a smuggler’s boat that disappeared. [Coast Guard Lt. Commander Chris O’NEIL- notes the responsibility of people who support migrant smugglers from the US.]
(Washington: Janet Guthrie) The surge in the US birth rate examined; statistics on fertility and births cited. [New mother Mary Elizabeth SANDS- comments.] [St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Houston Dr. Damla DRYDEN- says women who want a family need to get on with it.] [Brookings Intuition William FREY- says it represents a growing future.]
(Chicago: Lee Cowan) Criticism of Senator Barack Obama’s voting record as an Illinois state senator featured; details given from a "New York Times" article citing Obama’s “present” votes. [Senator Hillary CLINTON – criticizes Obama.] [“From Promise to Power” author David MENDELL- says he is excellent at talking to both sides of an issue.] [Former Illinois state senator Larry WALSH- supports Obama.] [“The New Yorker” Ryan LIZZA- wonders how he will perform when he’s being attacked.]
(Los Angeles: John Larson) The argument over how to celebrate Christmas featured; details given of debates over holiday/Christmas trees and festivities, criticism of retailers, and the political fallout; presidential candidate Mike Huckabee’s Christmas ad shown. [Americans United Rev. Barry LYNN- opposes promoting one religion over others.] [Catholic League William DONAHUE- says all religions should have the right to display their symbols.] [President BUSH – refers to the holiday reception.]