This program is about 1 hour long
(Durham, North Carolina: Marianne Silber) The latest developments in the assault case reviewed; details given on the reasons why district attorney Mike Nifong would not drop the case and changes in the accuser’s story; scenes shown of Nifong in his car.
(White House: Bret Baier) Bush’s speech to the military about his new plan in Iraq featured. [BUSH – speaks about the new role for US troops.] [Secretary of Defense Robert GATES- says the military will have authority to target all lawbreakers; comments on how long the troop surge will last.] Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s push for political and economic changes noted.
(Studio: Shepard Smith) The Congressional reactions to the plan noted. [Senators Chuck HAGEL, Russ FEINGOLD- criticize the president.]
(New York: Rick Leventhal) A “New York Daily News” report that San Francisco Giants baseball player Barry Bonds attempted to blame teammate Mark Sweeney for failing an amphetamines drug test examined; picture of Sweeney shown; details given on the investigation into his grand jury testimony about steroids. [In 2005, BONDS- says he does not believe steroids can help you hit a baseball.]
(Holdrege, Nebraska: Carol McKinley) The impact of December’s winter storm in Holdrege, Nebraska, featured; details given on the 8 Nebraska towns without power since the storm; scenes shown from Holdrege of generators outside homes and businesses, destroyed power poles, the hospital, and utility crews. [2 RESIDENTS – comment on the outage.]
(Fox Weather Center: Janice Dean) The potential ice storm in the nation’s middle section featured; weather maps and data shown on screen.
(New York: Lisa Bernhard) The latest developments in the feud featured; details given on Trump’s decision to allow Miss USA Tara Conner to keep her title. [On NBC’s “The Today Show,” MADONNA – defends Rosie.]
(Washington: Major Garrett) The Congressional response to President Bush’s new strategy for Iraq featured; details given on the Democrats’ call for a vote on the plan. [Senator Harry Reid- says adding more US forces to the civil war is a mistake.] [In response to Senator John Kerry’s questioning, Secretary of State Condoleezza RICE- defends the plan.] [Senator Mitch McCONNELL- criticizes Democrats.]
(Washington: Brian Wilson) The passing of a bill in the House that expands embryonic stem cell research funding, despite a promised veto from President Bush, featured; vote totals cited; diagram of a fetus in the womb shown. [Representatives Al GREEN, Mike PENCE- state their opinions.]
(Studio: Shepard Smith) Bush’s promise to veto a bill on drug price legislation noted.
(Persian Gulf: David MacDougall) A look at the US Air Force’s 55th Wing, who have been deployed in the Persian Gulf for 6000 days, presented; scenes shown. [55th Air Wing’s Bianca BOUCHARD- expresses her support for the mission.] [Sgt. Denny NICHOLS- comments.]
(Chicago: Jeff Goldblatt) The feud between 2 Chicago fried chicken restaurants following Islamic dietary rules examined; scenes shown from the Brown’s Chicken, Beef and Pasta and Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants and from a slaughter house; details given on the growing Halal food industry. [KFC manager Wayne BERNARD- says we are Zabiha Halal.] [Crescent Foods’ Ahmad ADAM- comments on the Halal business.] [Brown’s Hafiz YAQOOB- comments.]
(Los Angeles: Jonathan Hunt) British soccer player David Beckham’s decision to move to California to play with the Los Angeles Galaxy featured; details given on his career and his wife Victoria. [MLS commissioner Don GARBER- says it may be one of the most important moments in the sport’s history.]