This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: John Yang) The government’s stimulus package for the economy examined; details given about the rebate plan, tax breaks for businesses and regulations to address the subprime mortgage problem. [President BUSH – praises the cooperation.] [Speaker of the House Nancy PELOSI – says millions will have a check in the mail.] [Senator Max BAUCUS- comments.]
(Boca Raton: Brian Williams) Stock Market Report.
(Canyon Country, California: George Lewis) The reaction to the tax rebate plan featured; statistics on home foreclosures in California cited. [Shuttle company owner and wife Ken and Aloha TUCHIAN, florist Verna TSUNAFUJI- offer views.] [Realtor Cesar DIAZ- comments on the housing market.]
(Boca Raton: Brian Williams, Tim Russert) The findings of the latest polls on the Republican race in Florida, the Democratic race in South Carolina and the overall race for president cited and discussed.
(Boca Raton: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Boca Raton: David Gregory) The debate over who is the most conservative among the Republican contenders examined. [Senator John McCAIN – says he is a conservative.] [“National Review” Byron YORK†- comments on the debate between conservatives and Republicans.] [Voice of radio host Rush LIMBAUGH – predicts the Party will be destroyed if McCain or Mike Huckabee get the nomination.] [Florida Atlantic University student Rolando HERRERA†- says there is no conservative Republican on every issue.]
(Boca Raton: Brian Williams) Tonight’s Republican debate noted.
(Gaza-Egypt border: Martin Fletcher) The tension in Gaza, where Palestinians have flooded into Egypt after breaking Israel’s blockade, updated; scenes shown. [Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Arye MEKEL- says our policy is that we will keep the border crossings closed.] [Egyptian OFFICIAL – says it is an emergency situation.]
(New York: Robert Bazell) Research finding a reduced risk of ovarian cancer in women taking birth control pills reviewed; details given of the possible side effects from oral contraceptives. [American Cancer Society Dr. Jeanne CALLE- says the protection lasts a long time.]
(London: Ned Colt) The bank fraud case in France by rogue trader Jerome Kerviel reviewed. [Societe Generale CEO Daniel BOUTON- says this is an exceptional loss.] [Rogue trader Nick LEESON- says it’s incompetence and negligence of a very high order.] [Management analyst Peter HAHN- says he knew how to beat the system.]
(Charleston, South Carolina: Lee Cowan) The grueling demands of campaigning for president featured; scenes shown. [Senator Barack OBAMA – says his throat is hoarse but his spirits are good.] [Rudolph GIULIANI – comments on being tortured by sleep deprivation.] [Presidential historian Michael BESCHLOSS- comments.]