This program is about 1 hour long
(Israel-Lebanon: Rick Leventhal) The Ababil drone aircraft possibly filled with explosives shot down by Israel, Hizballah’s continued rocket attacks in northern Israel, Israeli air strikes and ground forces, and Israel’s capture of a Hizballah fighter reported; picture and IDF video of the drone, and scenes of an exploding Israeli guard post shown.
(Beirut: Greg Burke) The ongoing Israeli air strikes in the suburbs of Beirut, Lebanon featured; details given on the Lebanese government’s agreement to send troops into south Lebanon once Israeli troops withdraw; scenes shown of destruction and rescue operations in Beirut.
(U.N.: Eric Shawn) The Arab and Lebanese objections to the U.N. draft resolution calling for a cease-fire in the crisis between Israel and Hizballah reviewed; details given on the vote postponement, Lebanon’s call for the withdrawal of the Israeli army from Lebanon, and the Lebanese army’s ability to disarm Hizballah in southern Lebanon. [US ambassador John BOLTON- comments on drafting the resolution.] [Lebanese special envoy to U.N. Tarek MITRI- comments on the proposal.]
(Washington: Bret Baier) Bush’s press conference regarding the US-backed draft resolution, Cuban President Fidel Castro’s health, and sectarian violence in Iraq reviewed; animated map of the Middle East shown. [BUSH – says it’s time to address the root causes of the problems; notes the Cuban people should decide their own future; suggests the Iraqis chose against civil war by participating in elections.]
(Pentagon: Mike Emanuel) The US-led raid on a Shiite militia suspected of running torture cells in Baghdad, Iraq, and widespread fears that sectarian violence will lead to civil war examined; details given on the Shiite Iraqi prime minister’s reaction to the raid and the investigation into US soldiers accused of raping and murdering Iraqi civilians; scenes of damaged buildings in Baghdad and an animated map shown. [Coalition commander Gen. George CASEY- comments on a change in security forces.]
(New York: Brenda Buttner) BP’s plans to shut down the largest oil field due to corrosion found in an Alaskan pipeline examined; details given of the effect on oil and gasoline prices. Stock Market Report.
(Israel-Lebanon border: Trace Gallagher) The Hizballah attack on Haifa, Israel, the Lebanese rescue crew’s recovery of a girl from wreckage in Ghassaniyeh, Lebanon, and the halt of Red Cross relief efforts in southern Lebanon reported; scenes shown of a rocket hitting a building in Haifa and the girl’s rescue.
(New York City: Todd Connor) Reuters’ withdrawal of doctored photos from Lebanese photographer Adnan Hajj examined; doctored photos and scenes of digital editing shown. [Center for Media and Public Affairs’ Robert LICHTER- says consistently altered photos can change people’s opinions.]
(Israel-Lebanon border: Trace Gallagher) Upcoming items noted.
(Hartford, Connecticut: Carl Cameron) The heated race between Senator Joseph Lieberman and challenger Ned Lamont for the Connecticut primary examined; details given on poll results, the candidates’ positions on the Iraq war, and “The New Republic” editor’s suggestion that a victory for Lamont will weaken the Democratic Party’s credibility on security matters. [LIEBERMAN – fears a loss will hinder the party.] [LAMONT – notes the differences between Lieberman and himself.]
(Israel-Lebanon border: Trace Gallagher) Representative Bob Ney’s cancelled re-election bid and his involvement in a corruption scandal noted.
(Fox Weather Center: Rick Reichmuth) National forecast noted; weather maps and data shown on screen.
(Tyre: Greg Palkot) Christians caught in the struggle between Israel and Hizballah in Tyre, Lebanon, profiled; scenes shown from inside a Lebanese church. [Maronite Archbishop Shukralla HAJ, Lebanese Christian Youseff FRANCIS- express their opinions on the war.]
(Israel-Lebanon border: Trace Gallagher; Jerusalem: Jennifer Griffin) The reasons for the length of the war between Israel and Hizballah, and Israel’s reluctance to withdraw from southern Lebanon discussed.