This program is about 1 hour long
(New York: Reena Ninan) The international response to North Korea’s threat to test its first nuclear bomb featured; details given on the shots fired by South Korea after North Korean troops crossed into the demilitarized zone; map and scenes from the border shown. [New Mexico Governor Bill RICHARDSON- comments on US interests in South Korea and Japan.]
(Washington: Rudi Bakhtiar) The U.N. Security Council’s agreement to discuss possible sanctions against Iran for refusing to end its nuclear program examined; details given on Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s comments; scenes shown of Rice arriving in New York. [Undersecretary of State Nicholas BURNS- says we have to consider economic sanctions.]
(Washington: Catherine Herridge) The political reactions to the recent school shootings in Colorado, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania examined. [In his radio address, President BUSH – previews the school safety summit.] [In the Democratic radio response, congressional candidate Patty WETTERLING- comments about the school violence and the Foley scandal.]
(Fox Weather Center: Chris Knowles) National forecast given; weather maps and data shown on screen.
(Laredo, Texas: Kim McIntyre) The effectiveness of the increased security at checkpoints along the Texas-Mexico border in the war on drugs featured; scenes shown of a security checkpoint and confiscated drugs. [Customs port director Gene GARZA- says they’ve been finding more hard drugs.] [University of Texas-Austin Dr. Jane MAXWELL- comments.]
(Baghdad: David Piper) The violence across Iraq updated; details given on the car bombing near an Iraqi army checkpoint in Tal Afar, the military curfew in Kirkuk during police raids on militants, Iraqi forces’ killing of 2 Al Qaeda suspects, and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s peace plan; casualty statistics cited; scenes shown of the damage in Tal Afar and empty streets in Kirkuk.
(California State Capital: Adam Housley) The upcoming debate between California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides previewed. [Schwarzenegger campaign Kate LEVINSON- suggests Angelides is desperate.] [ANGELIDES- comments on the debate.]
(Seattle: Dan Springer) Afghan law professors’ study of American democracy in Seattle, Washington, to help them restore stability in Afghanistan featured; details given on the enforcement of the sharia law and the US government’s spending on the program. [Kabul University law professor Wali Mahammed NASEH- says in Afghanistan justice is not blind.] [Herat University law professor Salahadin ARYAPUR, University of Washington law school Jon EDDY- comment on the law in Afghanistan.]
(Studio: Trace Gallagher) The death of 2 German journalists who were shot in Afghanistan noted.
(Los Angeles: Jonathan Hunt) The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine’s lawsuit against 7 restaurant chains, demanding that they issue a warning that grilled chicken may cause cancer, examined; details given on the groups’ relations with PETA. [PCRM’s Mark KENNEDY- says consumers should be given a warning.] [California Restaurant Association’s Joe CONDIE- criticizes the group.] [Center for Consumer Freedom’s David MARTOSKO- comments.]