This program is 28 minutes long
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) Spikes in the violence in Iraq featured; details given about the deaths of 4 US soldiers in a roadside bombing; statistics on fatalities in Baghdad and sectarian violence cited. [President BUSH – comments on the deaths.] [Brookings Institution Michael O’HANLON- comments on Iraq commander Gen. David Petraeus’s plans to cut troop levels.] [Retired Gen. Barry McCAFFREY- comments on Shiia-Sunni violence.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(New York: Mike Taibbi) The families of the fallen featured; scenes shown of funerals in El Paso, Texas, and at Arlington National Cemetery for Sgt. William Scates and Maj. Allen Rogers; photos shown of National Guardsman Matthew Stoddard; details given about Scates’s involvement in the accidental shooting of Iraqi civilians. [Childhood friend Lt. Col. Father Armando REYES, wife Raquel SCATES - speak of Scates.] [In April, 2003, and January, 2005, SCATES – comments.]
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The increasingly nasty race between the Democrats reviewed; footage shown of Senator Hillary Clinton’s reception in Bosnia as First Lady. [New Mexico Governor Bill RICHARDSON – responds to criticism from Clinton supporter James Carville.] [Senator Barack Obama’s campaign co-chair Tom DASCHLE- objects to awarding the nomination to the candidate with the most electoral votes.] [On March 17, CLINTON – comments on being under sniper fire in Bosnia.] [Democratic strategist Robert SHRUM- questions Clinton’s account of what happened in Bosnia.]
(Studio: Brian Williams; Washington: Tim Russert) Remarks from politico.com’s Jim Vandehei and Mike Allen quoted; the Democratic race discussed.
(Beijing: Ian Williams) The protests against China's crackdown in Tibet at the Olympic Games torch lighting ceremonies in Greece featured; scenes and photos shown of the disruption by Reporters Without Borders, riots in Tibet and the Dalai Lama with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi; map shown of the torch route. [International Olympic Committee president Jacques ROGGE- says the games cannot be held in an atmosphere of violence.] [Secretary of State Condoleezza RICE – hopes the Chinese will listen to the Dalai Lama.]
(New York: Rehema Ellis) The growing number of parents choosing not to give their children recommended vaccinations due to concerns about side effects featured; details given of concerns about a link between preservatives and autism; map shown of states with vaccine exemptions; statistics cited. [Mother Sybil CARLSON- comments.] [Pediatric infectious disease specialist Dr. Mark SAWYER- notes children are getting infections that can be prevented through immunization.] [“The Vaccine Book” author Dr. Bob SEARS- says parents are scared their babies are being overloaded with chemicals.] [National Nurses Assn. president Donna MAZIEC– notes children are spreading preventable diseases.]
(Bremerton, Washington: Chris Jansing) The bust in the condominium business examined; details given about the markets in Bremerton, Washington, Orem, Utah, Maitland, Florida, and Los Angeles. [Bremerton Mayor Cary BOZEMAN- says people have lost confidence in taking financial risk.] [USC Lusk Center for Real Estate professor Raphael BOSTIC- comments on the weak housing market.] [Developer Mark GOLDBERG- comments.]
(Phoenix: Anne Thompson) Sustainability as a new field of study featured; scenes shown of students from Southampton†† College on Long Island, New York, and at Arizona State University. [Stony Brook Southampton interim dean Martin SCHOONEN†- comments on the environmental studies program.] [STUDENT – says we need to protect our environment.] [ASU president Michael CROW††- says a sustainability school focuses on the health of the planet.] [ASU professor Jay GOLDEN†- comments on the study of building materials.] [ASU School of Sustainability director Charles REDMAN†- says the students are realists.] [ASU student Chris SAMILA†- says it’s the beginning of a massive movement.]