This program is about 1 hour long
(Washington: Major Garrett) The political reactions to the scandal reviewed; details given on former congressional aide Kirk Fordham’s claims that he warned Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert’s office 3 years ago about Foley’s inappropriate conduct with male pages. [Representative Thomas REYNOLDS- says he accepted Fordham’s resignation.] Statement from Hastert’s spokesman Ron Bonjean and Representative Ron Lewis, who cancelled a fundraiser with Hastert, quoted on screen. [Representative Roy BLUNT- comments.] The report that Foley was turned away at the house page dormitory noted.
(Studio: Shepard Smith) The question whether Foley can be charged with a crime, the threat from bloggers against a former page, and the calls to end the page system noted. [On “Studio B,” defense attorney David OBLON, former PROSECUTOR – disagree over Foley’s legal trouble.]
(Bart Township, Pennsylvania: Rick Leventhal) The shooting at an Amish schoolhouse by gunman Charles Roberts in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, updated; details given on the Amish neighbors’ forgiveness to the shooter’s family and the statement from the 2 girls Roberts’ claimed to have molested 20 years ago.
(Pentagon: Mike Emanuel) North Korea’s threat to conduct a nuclear test featured; details given on the diplomatic responses and the observed activity at nuclear sites; map shown. [Assistant Secretary of State Christopher HILL- comments.]
(New York: Erik Liljegren) The charges against Utah woman Julianna Redd’s parents for kidnapping her to prevent her wedding featured. [Redd– says her parents have a mental problem.] [Redd’s HUSBAND – comments.]
(Fox Weather Center: Rick Reichmuth) National forecast given; weather maps and data shown on screen.
(Los Angeles: Anita Vogel) The FBI search warrants issued for Growers Express and Natural Selection Foods in the investigation of the national E.Coli outbreak linked to fresh spinach examined. [FBI agent Joe SHADLER- comments on the search.]
(Studio: Shepard Smith) Representative Sam Farr’s inability to find spinach in California grocery stores noted.
(White House: Wendell Goler) The debate over whether the program is unconstitutional featured; details given on Bush’s criticism of Democrats over terrorist surveillance and detainee interrogations. [BUSH – says he and Democrats have a different point of view.] [Representative Chris VAN HOLLEN- comments on Bush’s strategy of fear.]
(Pentagon: Molly Henneberg) The Iraqi government’s suspension of police officers accused of complying with death squads, the bombs targeting the Shiite-led police force, the US soldiers killed by gunmen, and the capture of the assistant to Al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Ayyub al-Masri reported; scenes shown of the bomb-related damage. [At briefing, Army OFFICER – comments.]
(Dallas: Kim McIntyre) The increased truck and SUV sales due to falling gas prices featured; scenes shown from dealerships; statistics cited; map shown; details given on the belief that the low gas prices are a result of politics. [Troy Aikman Ford general manager Corey BYRD, Cox School of Business Michael DAVIS, consumer Lenny RICH- comment.]
(Los Angeles: Jonathan Hunt) The debate over whether to tax big oil companies to fund research for alternative energy reviewed; details given on California’s Proposition 87; statistics cited. [“Yes on 87” Beth WILLON- says people are tired of high gas prices.] [“No on 87” Dorothy ROTHROCK- says increased taxes on California oil will increase dependence on foreign oil.]