This program is about 1 hour long
(Tallinn, Estonia: Bret Baier) President Bush’s trip to the Middle East for the NATO summit and meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to discuss the rising sectarian violence in Iraq and the war in Afghanistan featured; scenes of Bush’s arrival in Estonia and map shown; details given on the 2 Canadian soldiers killed by a suicide bomber in Kandahar. [Undersecretary of State Nicholas BURNS- says we hope European allies will lift restrictions on forces.]
(Studio: Trace Gallagher) The attacks in Baquba and Kirkuk after the curfew was lifted noted; scenes shown of buildings in rubble.
(Pentagon: Mike Emanuel) The expected strategy recommendations from the Iraq study group reviewed; details given on the emphasis on regional diplomacy, Gen. John Abizaid’s comments against a withdrawal timetable, and a Pentagon official’s accusations that Iran and Syria oppose the Iraqi government; scenes shown from the site of a military jet crash.
(Studio: Trace Gallagher) Scenes shown of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad greeting Iraqi President Jalal Talabani in Tehran; the British Defense Secretary’s threat to withdraw thousands of troops from Iraq next year cited.
(Anderson, Missouri: Jeff Goldblatt) The deadly fire at the Anderson Guest House, an assisted living home for elderly and mentally ill patients in Anderson, Missouri, featured; scenes shown of the flames, firefighters and the ruined building; details given on the investigation. [Missouri Governor Matt BLUNT- praises the rescue workers.]
(New York: Rick Leventhal) The ongoing investigation into the New York City police shooting outside the Kalua nightclub, killing groom Sean Bell, reviewed; details given on Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s meeting with community leaders and the possible chain of events. [BLOOMBERG- explains police procedure.]
(Scotland Yard: Martin Brunt) The British investigation into the murder of poisoned Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko featured; details given on the emergency Cobra meeting and traces of radiation found around London; scenes shown of senior cabinet ministers; map shown. [British Home Secretary John REID- says some people have been invited for further radiation tests.]
(Beirut: Dana Lewis) The security precautions in Lebanon amidst the threat from Hizballah to topple the government and the U.N. investigation into the series of assassinations of anti-Syrian leaders, including former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and politician Pierre Gemayel, reviewed. [Former Lebanese President Amin GEMAYEL- says the situation is critical.]
(Everett, Washington: Dan Springer) The treacherous conditions, road and school closings, and power outages following the heavy snowstorm in Washington featured; scenes shown of cars stuck and kids playing in snow. [Truck DRIVER, WOMAN – comment.]
(Studio: Trace Gallagher) The record rainfall in Seattle cited.
(Fox Weather Center: Chris Knowles) National forecast given; weather maps and data shown on screen.
(Boston: Molly Line) The lawsuit filed by the state of Massachusetts against 15 companies for negligence in the “Big Dig” construction project examined; details given on the Boston woman who was crushed to death by a collapsing tunnel in July; scenes shown of construction. [Massachusetts attorney general Tom REILLY- says the failures need to be addressed in a criminal proceeding.]
(Istanbul: Jennifer Griffin) Pope Benedict XVI’s upcoming trip to Turkey featured; details given on the newly released book subtitled “Who Will Kill the Pope in Istanbul” and Turkish riot police’s preparations; scenes shown of Muslim protests in Istanbul.
(Los Angeles: Anita Vogel) The criticism of the Los Angeles police department’s policy for officers to work 3 days a week reviewed; details given on a study on the LAPD’s poor performance since the policy began; statistics cited. [L.A. city councilman Bernard PARKS- says there are less police cars.] [Police Protective League’s Bob BAKER- says the report is flawed; comments on job competition.]
(Washington: Molly Henneberg) The Iraq study group’s upcoming report on the situation in Iraq reviewed; details given on the possible recommendation to ask Iran and Syria for help; map and scenes of Iraqi President Jalal Talabani meeting with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad shown. [Iraq study group’s Alan SIMPSON- comments.] [State Department spokesman Sean McCORMACK- says give them time.]