This program is about 1 hour long
(White House: Bret Baier) The debate over the US strategy in Iraq featured; details given on Bush’s meetings with top commanders and the Democrats’ criticism of the Iraq policy; “New York Times” headline suggesting that the US set a timetable for Iraq to take over security shown on screen. [Iraqi deputy prime minister Barham SALEH††- says there is no option for the US to leave Iraq.] [On the phone, voice of Senator Joe BIDEN†- comments on the deteriorating situation in Iraq.]
(Studio: Shepard Smith) The situation in Amarah and the suicide bombing in Baghdad noted; scenes shown of wreckage and blood in the street.
(Pentagon: Mike Emanuel) The search for a missing US army translator in Baghdad reviewed; map shown; US death toll statistics for October cited. [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD†- comments on the increase in violence during Ramadan.] The ambush and car bombing of Iraqi police around Baghdad noted; scenes shown of men carrying caskets in the street.
(Studio: Shepard Smith) The criticism of the Iraq war by the brother of the late football player/US soldier Pat Tillman†† cited.
(Washington: James Rosen) The latest in the nuclear showdown with Iran reviewed; details given on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s threats to Israel and plans to expand Iran’s uranium enrichment program; scenes shown of IAEA director general Mohamed Elbaradei meeting with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. [In a speech at Georgetown University, ELBARADEI- refuses to judge whether Iran is developing a nuclear weapon without evidence.]
(Tremont, Pennsylvania: Todd Connor) The mysterious explosion at a Pennsylvania coal mine reviewed; details given on the death of miner Dale Rightler; scenes shown of emergency crews at the mine in Tremont. [Pennsylvania DEP Joseph SBAFFONI- describes what happened.]
(Fox Weather Center: Janice Dean) The course of Hurricane Paul tracked; national forecast given; weather maps and data shown on screen.
(New York: Trace Gallagher) The reactions to the discovery of human remains from the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City reviewed; scenes shown of construction crews at Ground Zero. [9/11 victim’s mother Sally REGENHARD- says construction needs to stop in order to properly search.] [Mayor Michael BLOOMBERG- says construction will not be shut down.]
(Jerusalem: Mike Tobin) The latest clashes between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza updated; details given on the Israeli forces’ assassination of the head of a Palestinian rocket fire team, the man’s family’s retaliation, and Palestinian weapons smuggling from Egypt; scenes shown of Israeli tanks and crowds in the streets.
(Portland, Oregon: Dan Springer) The controversy over conservatives’ push to change the way judges are appointed in Oregon reviewed; details given on the current judicial selection process. [Supports Measure 40 Russ WALKER- says the current judges do not reflect Oregon’s diversity.] [Former Oregon Chief Justice Edwin PETERSON- comments on judge’s objective decisions.] [Opposes Measure 40 Charles HINKLE, supports Measure 40 Kevin MANNIX- state their opinions.]