This program is about 1 hour long
(Merlin, Oregon: Claudia Cowan) The day’s developments in the search featured; details given on the footprints and pants found; scenes shown of rescue crews. [State police Lt. Gregg HASTINGS- comments.]
(Washington: Major Garrett) The hearing reviewed. [Senator John WARNER- states that Gates will be a strong advisor to President Bush and Congress.] [Senator Carl LEVIN- asks Gates if he believes the US is winning in Iraq.] [GATES - answers no.] Gates’ comments on the failures in Iraq noted. [Senator Hillary CLINTON- comments.]
(Studio: Shepard Smith) Gates’ meeting with Bush at the White House prior to the hearing noted. [BUSH – says Gates will do an excellent job.] The day’s death toll from violence in Iraq noted; scenes shown of a burning building in Baghdad.
(Pentagon: Mike Emanuel) The latest violence in Iraq reviewed; details given on the car bomb targeting a Shiite group, the mortar attacks on a market in Baghdad, and the military’s focus on training more Iraqi troops; scenes shown of the damage. [Coalition spokesman Maj. Gen. William CALDWELL- says the complete transfer of Iraqi army control should happen by next summer.]
(Studio: Shepard Smith) Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s plans to hold a regional conference on ending the violence and the meeting between House Democrats and defense experts on Iraq noted. [Representative Steny HOYER- says none of us want to see Iraq fail.]
(Hempstead, New York: Rick Leventhal) The investigation into the spreading E.Coli outbreak in the Northeast linked to Taco Bell restaurants updated; case statistics cited. [Suffolk County, New York, Health Department Patricia DILLON- says the contaminated food item has not been identified.]
(Fox Weather Center: Chris Knowles) National forecast given; weather maps and data shown on screen.
(Washington: Carl Cameron) The possible presidential rivalry between Democratic Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama featured; scenes shown of Obama at a charity fundraiser in New York; details given on Obama’s background, Clinton’s new campaign staffers, and Senator John Kerry’s plans to decide in the spring whether to run. [OBAMA – comments.]
(Southeast Louisiana: Erik Liljegren) Louisiana’s plans to use offshore oil drilling profits to rebuild and protect the coastline environment examined; scenes shown of oil rigs and boats; details given on the improvement of Louisiana Highway 1. [Senator Mary LANDRIEU- comments on planning and the money’s use; claims without action the Gulf Coast could wash away.] [Port Fourchon executive director Ted FALGOUT- says without sharing oil and gas revenues we cannot sustain development.] [LA 1 Coalition executive director Henri BOULET- comments.]