This program is about 1 hour long
(White House: Wendell Goler) The US response to the test examined; details given on North Korea’s refusal to enter 6-party talks, and China and Japan’s concerns. [BUSH – says North Korea’s claim only raises tensions.] [Former US ambassador to China James LILLEY- says the message is that weapons of mass destruction could spread throughout Asia.]
(Studio: Shepard Smith) The US proposals at the U.N. noted.
(U.N.: Eric Shawn) The international reactions at the U.N. featured; details given on the Security Council’s consideration of sanctions under Chapter VII of the U.N. charter. [US ambassador to the U.N. John BOLTON- comments on the council’s “unanimity”.] [North Korean DIPLOMAT – says the Bush administration is “trigger happy.”] South Korean ambassador Ban Ki-moon’s nomination to be the next U.N. Secretary General noted.
(Studio: Shepard Smith) The Chinese Foreign Ministry’s criticism of North Korea, South Korea’s condemnation of the test, the blame placed on the US by the Iranian state radio, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Il’s history noted; scenes shown of protests in South Korea.
(Washington: Major Garrett) The effect of the Foley sex scandal on Republican candidates in the midterm elections reviewed; Representative Tom Reynolds’ political ad shown; scenes shown of Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert doing yard work; ABC poll cited. [GOP pollster David WINSTON- says there’s a distinction between Foley and the Republican Party.] [Democratic strategist Peter FENN- comments.]
(Fox Weather Center: Chris Knowles) National forecast given; weather maps and data shown on screen.
(Washington: Megyn Kendall) The international response to the test featured; details given on China’s reluctance to impose sanctions and the draft resolution. [BUSH – says the US will meet its deterrent and security commitments.] [Former US ambassador to China James LILLEY, US ambassador to the U.N. John BOLTON- comment.]
(Studio: Shepard Smith) The investigation of the underground explosion in North Korea noted; animated diagram shown.
(Washington: Jim Angle) The question what the test really means examined; map shown; details given on the concerns that North Korea may sell nuclear technology to terrorists. [Former Reagan Department of Defense official Frank GAFFNEY- suggests North Korea’s weapons may be a “cash crop.”] [North Korea expert William TAYLOR- comments.]
(Studio: Shepard Smith) Report introduced.
(Seoul, South Korea: Anna Fifield) The reactions in South Korea noted; scenes shown of the demonstrations in Seoul.
(Santa Monica, California: Jonathan Hunt) The investigation into the sludge along Malibu and Santa Monica beaches in California examined; details given on the possibility that celebrities’ septic systems are the source. [L.A. public works’ Mark PESTRELLA- explains the DNA testing of the waste.] [Santa Monica resident Christian TROY, Malibu resident Tammy PFEIFER- comments.]