This program is about 1 hour long
(Atlanta: Marianne Silber) The day’s developments in the case featured; details given on reactions to Duke’s invitation, the North Carolina state bar complaint against district attorney Mike Nifong’s mishandling of the case. [SMITH†- notes the university has confidence in the boys.]
(Los Angeles: Anita Vogel) The shooting examined; details given on the arrest of the suspected student shooter; scenes shown of police, students, and parents outside the school. [Police chief Don RAMSDELL- comments on the investigation.]
(Washington: Molly Henneberg) Reactions to Saddam’s hanging featured; details given on the investigation into the mishandling of the execution; scenes shown from the cell phone video of him being taunted and of Saddam’s supporters gathering near his grave. [US military spokesman Maj. Gen. William CALDWELL- agrees the US would have run the execution differently.] [White House spokesman Tony SNOW- criticizes the focus on the last 2 minutes rather than the first 69 years of Saddam’s life.] The delay in the executions of Barzan al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed al-Bandar noted.
(Grand Rapids: Steve Brown) The final farewell to Ford featured; scenes shown of the funeral service; details given on the naming of the next aircraft carrier after Ford. [CARTER- praises Ford.]
(Studio: Shepard Smith) A taped interview with Sarah Jane Moore, who attempted to assassinate Ford, presented. [Voice of MOORE- says she was functioning on adrenaline instead of thinking clearly.]
(Kiowa, Colorado: Alicia Acuna) The efforts in Colorado to save stranded cattle before another storm hits featured; details given on the bales of hay dropped by the National Guard; scenes shown of cows eating hay at a ranch, snowplows, an elementary school surrounded by snow. [Kiowa resident Dori MARCUS- comments.] The similar situation in New Mexico noted.
(New Orleans: Kim McIntyre) The police department’s report on the drop in the crime rate in New Orleans, Louisiana, following Hurricane Katrina examined; statistics cited; details given on the per capita murder rate, the increase in murders in Jefferson Parish. [US attorney Jim LETTEN- says everyone knew crime would go up when the population returned.]
(White House: Bret Baier) The possibility of cooperation between the new Democratic Congress and President Bush examined. [In Rose Garden, BUSH- says the new budget proposal will address the nation’s most urgent needs, including keeping the economy growing.] “Wall Street Journal” statement from Bush warning Congress against passing bills for political statements quoted on screen; details given on Bush’s expected new strategy in Iraq.
(Studio: Shepard Smith) Report introduced.
(Washington: Major Garrett) The reactions to Democrats’ plans to focus on ethics reform rather than Iraq featured; scenes shown of anti-war protestors at a press conference. [Peace activist Cindy SHEEHAN- presents their demands.] [Democratic caucus chairman Rahm EMANUEL- says the most important thing Congress can do is to begin to hold hearings.] [Representative Martin MEEHAN- says lobbyists will no longer have influence on Congress.]
(Pentagon: Mike Emanuel) The unrest in Somalia between Ethiopian-backed government troops and Islamic militants reviewed; details given on the call for disarmament, the US concerns; scenes shown of Somali police patrolling the streets. [State Department spokesman Sean McCORMACK- says one of the US military’s missions is to make sure no terrorists transit through the area.]
(U.N.: David Lee Miller) U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s decision to appoint a key management position to Mexican national Alicia Barcena, rather than the US candidate, examined; picture of Barcena shown. [Eyeontheun.org Anne BAYEFSKY- says we want to see new faces in order to increase accountability and transparency from the U.N.] The expected appointment of an American as political affairs undersecretary noted.
(Las Vegas: Anita Vogel) The debate over a plan to install surveillance cameras in all taxi cabs in Las Vegas examined; details given on the cost of the installation, privacy concerns. [Nevada Taxicab Authority Rob STEWART- says it helps police prevent crime and apprehend criminals.] [Taxi company owner John GATHRIGHT- says there needs to be some deterrent to crime.] [Fox News legal analyst Bob MASSI- comments on legal challenges.]
(Fox Weather Center: Chris Knowles) The storm system in the Pacific Northwest featured; national forecast given; weather maps and data shown on screen.