This program is about 1 hour long
(New York: Marianne Silber) Calls for Nifong to drop the remaining kidnapping and sexual offense charges and the accuser’s uncertainty about whether she was raped reviewed. [Dave Evans’ attorney Joseph CHESHIRE- reads the prosecutor’s dismissal.]
(Kennedy Space Center: Orlando Salinas) NASA’s space shuttle Discovery’s landing at Kennedy Space Center in Florida featured; details given on the weather conditions and the mission at the International Space Station; scenes of the touchdown, shuttle landing site map, and live view of the shuttle shown.
(Denver: Carol McKinley) The reopening of the Denver airport after being closed due to the winter weather reviewed; scenes shown of an airplane taking off, stranded passengers.
(Studio: Trace Gallagher) Scenes shown of floods in New Orleans, Louisiana, and traffic in dense fog in the Midwest.
(Pentagon: Mike Emanuel) US district judge Royce Lamberth’s ruling that Iran financed the 1996 truck bombing of the Khobar Towers military dorm in Saudi Arabia reviewed; 1996 footage and scenes from the courtroom shown; details given on the families’ ability to sue Iran for compensation; statement from Lamberth about the case quoted on screen. [Legal expert John FLANNERY- comments.] The ruling’s impact on the global war on terror noted.
(Los Angeles: Anita Vogel) The shortage of Christmas charity donations this holiday season in California featured; statistics cited; scenes shown of a toy donation center. [Orange County Fire Authority Lynnette ROUND- talks about the shortage.] [US Marine Corps/Toys for Tots Cpl. Kevin ARNOLD- comments.]
(Washington: Carl Cameron) The latest polls in the 2008 presidential race featured; Research 2000 Iowa poll cited; details given on presidential hopefuls Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, John McCain, Rudolph Giuliani, and Mitt Romney. [ROMNEY- talks about his position on marriage and abortion.]
(Juno, Alaska: Dan Springer) Criticism of Alaska’s decision to allow grizzly bear hunting to protect the population of moose and caribou examined; details given on the selling of bear skins and parts, and fears that the program will hurt the bear population; scenes shown from a taxidermy business. [Knight’s Taxidermy Russell KNIGHT- talks about the benefits of the hunt.] [Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Kim TITUS- says many Alaskans don’t want to kill more than 1.] [MAN- says the worth of a bear hide is inspiration for system abuse.]
(Fox Weather Center: Rick Reichmuth) National forecast given; weather maps and data shown on screen.