This program is about 1 hour long
(Denver: Carol McKinley) The blizzard in Denver featured; live scenes shown of snow everywhere; details given on the business closings, including the post office.
(Studio: Shepard Smith) Continuing coverage previewed.
(Mt. Hood: William La Jeunesse) The story of the missing climbers reviewed; pictures of the missing climbers and Kelly James, and scenes of rescuers on the mountain shown. [Hood River County Sheriff Joe WAMPLER- says we gave them every chance; comments on the lost hope of finding them alive.]
(Studio: Shepard Smith) The family friends’ help in the search noted. [Volunteer searcher Andy McELROY- comments.]
(White House: Bret Baier) President Bush’s press conference about the war in Iraq reviewed. [BUSH– speaks about using our resources and asking more of our Iraqi partners; says one option is increasing more troops.] [On ABC’s “The View”, Senator Hillary CLINTON- criticizes troop additions without a different strategy.]
(Studio: Shepard Smith) The Pentagon’s request for more funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan noted; the cost of the wars in 2006 cited.
(Jerusalem: Jennifer Griffin) The release of a new videotape by Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri about the fighting between Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah in Gaza reported; video shown of Zawahiri criticizing early Palestinian elections; details given on the worsening violence in Gaza despite a cease-fire agreement; scenes shown of gunmen in the streets, a funeral procession, mourners smashing windows, and burning cars.
(Studio: Shepard Smith) US Military Gen. John Abizaid’s plans to retire noted.
(Birmingham, Alabama: Christie Del Amo) The plea deal for the former college students Matthew Cloyd and Ben Moseley, who are charged in the series of Alabama church arson fires, featured; courtroom sketches shown; details given on defendant Russell DeBusk’s refusal to sign the deal and the evidence in the case.
(Columbia, Missouri: Jeff Goldblatt) The marineparents.com website that helps families in supporting US Marines in Iraq featured; scenes shown of Marine mom Tracy Della Vecchia preparing care packages in Columbia, Missouri, and from the website. [DELLA VECCHIA- talks about her son and building the website.] [Marine dad Larry SHARP- comments.]
(Washington: Malini Bawa) Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’ trip to Iraq to discuss a change in strategy with US commanders featured; scenes shown of Gates in Iraq. [GATES- comments on the idea of increasing troop levels.] [Top commander in Iraq Gen. George CASEY- comments.]
(Studio: Shepard Smith) Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri’s new video message about US negotiations in Iraq cited.
(Washington: Carl Cameron) The latest moves by possible presidential candidates Senator Hillary Clinton, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, and Republican Party Chairman Jim Gilmore reviewed; scenes shown of Giuliani’s exploratory website. [On ABC’s “The View”, CLINTON- comments on the Iraq war and whether the country is ready for a woman president.]
(Amherst, Massachusetts: Todd Connor) The question whether the University of Massachusetts Amherst is violating the US Constitution with its crackdown on student behavior examined; scenes shown of workers boarding up smashed windows, students protesting; details given on the recent riots leading up to the crackdown on drug and alcohol abuse. [UMASS spokesman Ed BLAGUSZEWSKI- comments on drug use, police patrols.] [Student Katherine B- says we have a right to privacy.] [Judicial analyst Andrew NAPOLITANO, Cannabis Reform Coalition’s John WERNER- comment.]
(Fox Weather Center: Janice Dean) The storm system over Colorado and the Midwest featured; weather maps and data shown on screen.