This program is about 1 hour long
(Arlington, Virginia: Julie Kirtz) Veterans Day celebrations reviewed; scenes shown from the Iwo Jima memorial. [BUSH – honors Veterans.]
(Studio: Trace Gallagher) An AMVETS study’s findings that new veterans are having trouble receiving benefits cited.
(Baghdad: Courtney Kealy) The troops’ celebration of Veterans Day in Iraq featured; details given on the foreign soldiers who became US citizens, the 2 car bombings in a Baghdad market, and the return home of the bodies of the 14 men who were kidnapped and killed on Friday; scenes shown of police in Baghdad streets, injured people in a hospital, and grieving women. [US ambassador Zalmay KHALILZAD- addresses the troops.]
(Studio: Trace Gallagher) The Pentagon’s new plans for the war that may force National Guard units to face a second tour of duty noted.
(Washington: Steve Centanni) Senator John McCain’s possible 2008 presidential run against possible Republican contenders Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney examined; scenes shown of McCain meeting potential voters. [McCAIN- says we haven’t made the decision yet.]
(New Orleans: Kim McIntyre) The popularity of modular homes in Louisiana examined; details given on the designers’ attempts to make the mobile homes look authentic; scenes shown of the new homes. [NOLA homebuilders’ Nurhan GOKTURK- notes the advantages of modular houses.] [Preservation Resource Center’s Stephanie BRUNO- says they prefer home owners to repair the historic homes.]
(Studio: Trace Gallagher) New Orleans’ plans for next year’s Mardi Gras parades noted.
(New York: Jamie Colby) The development of a new high-tech heart defibrillator that prevents the heart from beating irregularly and allows doctors to monitor patients’ hearts through a Wi-Fi device examined; scenes shown from Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York. [Heart patient Tom WISSMAN- comments about the wireless device.] [Electrophysiologist Dr. Bruce GOLDNER- explains how the device works.]
(New York: Reena Ninan) Russian President Vladimir Putin’s meeting with Iran’s nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani in New York reviewed; scenes shown from the meeting; details given on the U.N. Security Council’s draft resolution to impose sanctions on Iran, and China and Russia’s push for diplomatic talks. [US Ambassador to the U.N. John BOLTON- says the meeting was constructive.] [Russian Ambassador to the U.N. Vitaly CHURKIN- says it is too early to claim a breakthrough.]
(Fox Weather Center: Chris Knowles) National forecast given; weather maps and data shown on screen.
(Jerusalem: Mike Tobin) The resignations of Hizballah and Shiite cabinet ministers from the Lebanese government examined; details given on the negotiations to add more seats for Hizballah in the Lebanese Parliament, Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh’s claim that he may resign to encourage the a unity government between the Hamas and Fatah parties; scenes shown from a memorial for Yasser Arafat. The US veto blocking a U.N. resolution that would condemn Israel for the attacks in Gaza noted.
(Smith Center, Kansas: Carol McKinley) The oldest living Marine veteran Albert Wagner, who fought against Germany in World War I, profiled; photos of Albert in 1919 and scenes of Albert today shown. [Albert’s son J.S. WAGNER- talks about his father’s service.] [Daughter Donna ATTWOOD- comments.]
(Studio: Trace Gallagher) Scenes shown of the oldest living World War I veteran, Ernest Pusey, receiving the Victory Medal from Florida Governor Jeb Bush.
(Atlanta: Jonathan Serrie) The privacy advocates’ criticism of new electronic passport technology examined; details given on the addition of smart chips and new security features to US passports; animated passport design shown on screen. [Electronic Privacy Information Center’s Marc ROTENBERG- comments on the hackers’ ability to obtain data from upgraded documents; talks about distinguishing techniques.] [RFID researcher Gisele BENNET- explains how the e-passport works.] Statement from assistant secretary of state for consular affairs Maura Harty quoted on screen.
(Van Nuys, California: Adam Housley) The Operation Gratitude holiday drive in Van Nuys, California, to send care packages to troops presented; live scenes shown of an assembly line. [VOLUNTEER – comments.]