This program is 28 minutes long
(Pentagon: David Martin) Nearly a hundred Army personnel under criminal investigation in a fuel delivery fraud kickback scheme in Afghanistan reported; details given on the case and the need for more people managing military contracts. [Army Contract Commission chairman Jacques GANSLER- talks about the problem.]
(Washington: Jim Axelrod) The FBI’s forensic investigation into the shooting featured; details given on the FBI’s purchase of cars from the scene, and digital reconstruction of the events; computer animation shown. [Terrorism analyst Mike ROLINCE- talks about what investigators can learn from the cars.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) The Army’s difficulties attracting recruits, and the lowest US casualty rate in a year and a half noted.
(Studio: Katie Couric) A drastic jump in mortgage foreclosures last quarter noted.
(Capitol Hill: Chip Reid) The FDA’s concerns about imported drugs featured; details given on how few foreign drug plants are ever inspected, tainted drug deaths in China, and the FDA needing more funding to ramp up inspections. [Former FDA official Carl NIELSEN, Coalition for a Stronger FDA William HUBBARD, FDA Commissioner Dr. Andrew VON ESCHENBACH- talk about the problem.]
(Miami: Kelly Cobiella) Tropical Storm Noel’s impact on the Bahamas and Dominican Republic featured; scenes shown of flooding and storm victims in the Dominican Republic and a relief center in Miami, Florida. [Voice of Dominican Republic resident Rolando IBARRA- talks about the damage.] [Relief supplies volunteer Tony SANCHEZ- comments on his relatives’ losses.0
(New York City: Nancy Cordes) The challenge for toy stores to keep up with the recalls featured; details given on toy manufacturers’ and retailers’ responses to lead concerns, and discussions about an independent testing organization; scenes shown from FAO Schwarz toy store and a laboratory. [FAO Schwarz CEO Edward SCHMULTS, Quantex Laboratories James MENOUTIS, Toy Industry Association Carter KEITHLEY, Consumer Product Safety Commission Julie VALLESE, Underwiters Laboratories CEO Keith WILLIAMS- comment.]
(New York City: Byron Pitts) The debate sparked by Senator Hillary Clinton’s remarks during the recent Democratic debate in favor of driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants featured; details given on an enhanced driver’s license plan proposed in New York, and illegal immigrants’ access to licenses in other states; map shown. [New York Governor Eliot SPITZER, Americans for Legal Immigration William GHEEN, The New York Immigration Coalition Chung-Wha HONG- comment.]
(New York City: Jeff Glor) New evidence in the case against former FBI supervisor Lin DeVecchio causing the murder charges against him to be dropped reported; details given on the case and the 1997 interview that disproved key witness Linda Schiro’s testimony; courtroom sketches and scenes shown. [In October, Brooklyn Assistant District Attorney Joseph ALEXIS- outlines Schiro’s testimony.] [In 1997, voice of SCHIRO- tells Robbins that DeVecchio had nothing to do with the hit on Columbo crime family member Joe Brewster.] [Brooklyn Assistant District Attorney Michael VECCHIONE- asks that the charges be dismissed.] [“Village Voice” Tom ROBBINS- says he couldn’t stay silent; comments on the case.]