This program is about 1 hour long
(Merlin, Oregon: Claudia Cowan) The family’s ordeal reviewed; scenes of helicopters, pictures of James’ wife Kati and 2 daughters after their rescue, and footage of James shown. [Josephine County undersheriff Brian ANDERSON- says James travelled a long distance.]
(Washington: Jim Angle) The study group’s report presented; details given on the proposals for US troops to train more Iraqis, troop reductions, diplomacy with Iran and Syria; map shown. [Co-chair James BAKER- says immediate troop withdrawals could cause a wider regional war; comments on talks with Iran.] [Iraq study group’s William PERRY- suggests imbedding more US troops with Iraqis.] [HAMILTON- comments.]
(Studio: Trace Gallagher) President Bush’s response noted. [BUSH – says it is an opportunity to work together.] [Presumptive House Speaker Nancy PELOSI- expresses hope that the report will lead Bush to move to bipartisanship.] The latest violence in Iraq with the death of 10 more US troops, the mortar attacks on a Sunni mosque and an outdoor market in Baghdad, and the suicide bombing in Sadr City reported; scenes shown of the damage.
(Pentagon: Mike Emanuel) The Senate’s confirmation of Robert Gates for Secretary of Defense featured. [Senator Saxby CHAMBLISS- says Gates will be an asset for achieving victory.]
(Collinsville, Illinois: Jeff Goldblatt) The ongoing struggle to restore electricity to homes in the aftermath of last week’s winter storm examined; scenes shown of utility crews and generators; statistics cited. [Homeowner Debbie PLUM- comments.] [Ameren foreman Steve SCHEMMER- explains the difficulty of restoring power.]
(Milwaukee: Steve Brown) The warehouse explosion in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, featured; scenes shown. [WORKER – expresses disbelief.] [Falk Corporation’s Dave DOERR- remembers the deceased and injured.]
(New York: Rebecca Gomez) The gift card scam in which money is stolen from the cards before they are used examined; Best Buy and Wal-Mart gift card policies quoted on screen; recommended precautions cited.
(Washington: Major Garrett) The Iraq study group report reviewed; scenes shown of Bush meeting with the group; details given on the recommendations to decrease US forces, to train more Iraqi troops, and engage in diplomacy with Syria and Iraq. [Co-chair Lee HAMILTON- says not all options are exhausted; speaks about removing combat forces.] [BUSH – gives his opinion on the proposals.]
(Studio: Trace Gallagher) The soldiers’ use of silly string to find bombs in Iraq noted.
(Washington: Carl Cameron) The race for the Republican nomination examined; details given on potential campaigns by Sam Brownback, Mitt Romney, Rudolph Giuliani, John McCain, and George Pataki. [BROWNBACK- states his beliefs on abortion and marriage.] [PATAKI- gives his views on government spending.]
(Washington: Steve Centanni) The General Accountability Office’s audit finding that FEMA wasted millions of dollars in aid for Hurricane Katrina victims reviewed; details given on the cases of fraud in Plano, Texas; statement from GAO investigator Gregory Kutz and response from FEMA spokesman Pat Philbin quoted on screen; statistics cited.
(Boston: Molly Line) Smoker Scott Rodrigues’ lawsuit against lawn care company Scotts over his right to privacy and their no-smoking policy examined; details given on the company’s complaint about the expense of health care associated with smoking and job discrimination laws. [RODRIGUES- says he feels violated.] [Northeastern law professor Richard DAYNARD- comments.]
(Larose, Louisiana: Erik Liljegren) A look into the cost of a bill to increase Gulf Coast oil drilling to fund reconstruction in Louisiana featured; scenes from the bayou and Cantrelle family pictures shown. [Bayou native Buddy CANTRELLE- talks about growing up on a tugboat and his family; comments on the oil industry.]
(Merlin, Oregon: Claudia Cowan) The tragic outcome of the search in the Oregon mountains for missing father James Kim reviewed; scenes shown of officials outlining James’ journey on a map; family photos shown. [Josephine County undersheriff Brian ANDERSON- comments on the distance James covered.]