This program is about 1 hour long
(Durham, North Carolina: Marianne Silber) The motions filed by the defense to ban the accuser from identifying her alleged attackers in court and to throw out the photo lineup from the trial reviewed; details given on the claims that the accuser misidentified the suspects in a photo lineup and the allegations that district attorney Mike Nifong withheld evidence. [Representative Walter JONES- says the prosecutor has violated the defendants’ civil rights.]
(Studio: Shepard Smith) Breaking news about the accuser previewed.
(Washington: Major Garrett) Johnson’s health crisis and the implications for the Democrats’ majority in the Senate reviewed; statements from Johnson’s wife and doctor quoted. [REID- talks about Johnson’s condition.] [NY Medical College neurosurgeon Dr. Thomas LANSEN- comments.]
(Studio: Shepard Smith) The characteristics of the AVM illness, of which Johnson suffers, noted; statistics cited.
(Mt. Hood, Oregon: Dan Springer) The day’s developments in the search reviewed; details given on a cell phone company’s reception of a missing climber’s cell phone signal on Tuesday and the difficulty for rescue crews to reach the summit; video shown of a search team in strong winds. [Missing climber’s wife Karen JAMES- thanks the rescuers.] [Deputy Chris GUERTIN- comments.]
(Washington: Malini Bawa) The latest violence in Iraq reviewed; details given on the mass kidnapping by uniformed insurgents in a Baghdad market and the death of explosives experts while dismantling a car bomb in Sadr City; scenes shown of the market and exploded cars. [In Iraq, McCAIN- says more troops will be useful.]
(Studio: Shepard Smith) Outgoing-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s comments about his biggest regret presented. [RUMSFELD- agrees that he hoped the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan would end more rapidly.]
(London: Greg Burke) A new police report on the 1997 death of Britain’s Princess Diana featured; details given on the police’s findings that there was no conspiracy to kill Diana and that she was not carrying her boyfriend Dodi al-Fayed’s child. [Head of Inquiry Lord John STEVENS- says the Princess was not pregnant when she died.]
(New York: Erik Liljegren) The investigation into Natalee’s mysterious disappearance in Aruba and the lawsuits reviewed; the family’s complaint against the Kalpoe brothers quoted on screen.
(Trenton, New Jersey: David Lee Miller) New Jersey’s civil union legislation to give same-sex couples the same rights as married couples examined; details given on the complaints that a civil union is not the same as marriage; scenes shown from the home of a same-sex couple and their adopted kids. [Supports gay marriage Charles PARAGIAN- says separate is not equal.] [Senator Richard CODY- says it’s a matter of semantics.] [New Jersey Family Policy Council’s Len DEO- comments.]
(Fox Weather Center: Rick Reichmuth) The heavy winter storms in the Pacific Northwest featured; national forecast given; weather maps and data shown on screen.