This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: David Gregory) President Bush’s news conference reviewed; Russia’s position on Iran’s nuclear program examined; scenes shown of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s meeting with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Bush’s meeting with the Dalai Lama. [BUSH – says keeping nuclear knowledge away from Iran is the way to prevent World War III; wants Putin to clarify his comments on Iran; comments on religious tolerance, health care, and his presidency.]
(Studio: Brian Williams, Tim Russert) Bush’s “World War III” comment discussed.
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Senator Hillary Clinton’s campaign examined; details given on criticisms that she is acting like she already has the nomination. [Political analysts Stuart ROTHENBERG, E.J. DIONNE- talk about the risks of her strategy.] [Candidates Barack OBAMA, John EDWARDS- criticize Clinton.] [On “Hannity and Colmes,” candidate Rudy GIULIANI- says Clinton lacks experience.]
(Studio: Bill Karins) Severe storms and chances of tornadoes across a large portion of the country tonight and tomorrow reported; weather maps and data shown.
(North Pole: Kerry Sanders) The impact of the Arctic ice cap on the world’s climate examined; scenes shown from the North Pole. [Geologist Susan CURRY – talks about how the ice cap melting changes temperatures and currents.] [Researcher Grant REDVERS- talks about tracking the ice.]
(San Francisco, California: Anne Thompson) The movement against bottled water due to environmental concerns featured; details given on efforts in some cities to move away from bottled water amid protests from the industry. [Citizens for Safe Water president Tom LONG†- explains how much oil it takes to make a plastic water bottle.] [San Francisco Mayor Gavin NEWSOM†- talks about the savings due to banning city departments from buying bottled water.] [International Bottled Water Association CEO Joe DOSS†- says the focus should be on the entire plastics industry, not just water.]
(Shanghai: Mark Mullen) More American students learning Chinese featured; details given on China’s government-sponsored program to bring Chinese language classes to the US, the high demand for Chinese teachers and nannies, and the downloadable ChinesePod lessons; excerpts played from instruction recordings and videos. [High school STUDENTS, Lawton Public Schools Superintendent Barry BEAUCHAMP- comment.]