This program is 29 minutes long
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) Iran’s test firing of missiles that could reach Israel featured; video and map shown. [Secretary of Defense Robert GATES – says they tested a missile with an extended range.] [From Tehran, NBC producer Ali AROUZI- states the Revolutionary Guard’s position.] The reaction of the presidential candidates noted. [Senator Barack OBAMA – calls for opening channels of communication.] [Senator John McCAIN – opposes talks without preconditions.]
(Washington: Pete Williams) Senate approval of a bill allowing the government to spy on terror suspects without a court order examined; details given of the protection for telecommunication companies against lawsuits for helping the government.
(New York: Andrea Mitchell) The apology from civil rights leader Jesse Jackson for crude comments he made about Senator Barack Obama featured; Jackson statement quoted.
(Los Angeles: John Larson) New evidence in the 1996 murder of JonBenet Ramsey that clears the family of suspicion featured; details given about the “touch” DNA analysis. [In May 1997, parents John and Patsy RAMSEY – deny killing their daughter.] [Today, John RAMSEY – says we now have solid evidence that will lead us to the killer.] [KUSA reporter Paula WOODWARD- comments on gaps in the DNA database.] [Loyola Law School professor Laurie LEVENSON- comments on the scope of this tragedy.]
(New Orleans: Martin Savidge) House hearings on the toxic trailers that caused health problems for victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita featured; details given of claims that trailer makers knew about high levels of formaldehyde; FEMA statement quoted. [Trailer resident Aralynn ROSS- comments.] [Representative Elijah CUMMINGS- notes the trailers could bring harm.] [Gulf Stream Coach chairman Jim SHEA- says there are no federal standards governing formaldehyde.] [Representative Henry WAXMAN – says FEMA had a duty to protect families and it failed.]
(Paris: Ann Curry) Exclusive interview held with Ingrid Betancourt, who was rescued after years of captivity in Colombia. [BETANCOURT – says she is not ready to talk about what they did to her; says vengeance is a chain; recalls her reaction to learning she was free.]
(Fort Worth, Texas: Scott Cohn) A CNBC survey naming Texas as the top state for business featured; statistics cited; details given about the booming energy industry. [Oil well worker Matt LEVASEUR, Chesapeake Energy Julie WILSON- comment on oil and natural gas.] [Texas Governor Rick PERRY- states people can come here and get a return on their investment.] [Oil man T. Boone PICKENS – promotes alternative energy.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) The 5 top states for business listed.