This program is about 1 hour long
(White House: Bret Baier) President Bush’s warning to Iran not to aid Iraqi insurgents reviewed; excerpt of NPR interview with Bush played. [Voice of BUSH – says the US will respond firmly.] The pending release of evidence that Iran provides IEDs and weapons to Iraqis noted; “New York Times” interview with Iranian Ambassador to Iraq Hassan Kazemi Qumi about Iran’s offer to help militarily and economically in Iraq cited; picture of Qumi shown. [White House spokesman Tony SNOW- suggests other ways Iran could help.]
(Studio: Trace Gallagher) This week’s debate in the Senate over a resolution against Bush’s plan for a troop surge noted.
(New Orleans: Carl Cameron) The race and gender themes in the 2008 presidential race featured; scenes shown of Senator Barack Obama touring Hurricane Katrina-damaged areas of New Orleans and Senator Hillary Clinton campaigning in Ohio. [OBAMA- comments on poverty and race.] [On Sunday, CLINTON- jokes about her ability to deal with “evil and bad men”; reacts to being psychoanalyzed by the press about the joke.]
(Studio: Trace Gallagher) The number of levees in need of repairs that were found by the US Army Corps of Engineers cited.
(Fox Weather Center: Chris Knowles) The freeze warnings in the Southeast featured; national forecast given; weather maps and data shown on screen.
(Washington: Jim Angle) The testimony from former White House spokesman Ari Fleischer in the trial of former White House aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby about the leaking of a CIA officer’s name featured; courtroom sketches by William Hennessy shown while Fleischer's testimony is quoted on screen. [Former federal prosecutor David SCHERTLER- comments.]
(Miami: Orlando Salinas) The investigation into a videotaped fight between teenage girls in Florida reviewed; scenes from the online video shown; details given on the video of Long Island girls fighting. [Melbourne Police commander Jim GIBBENS- describes the victim’s injuries.]
(Pentagon: Mike Emanuel) The Iraqi-led battle against militants yesterday in Najaf, Iraq, reviewed; scenes of smoke, helicopters and cell phone video of the troops fighting shown; details given on the casualties, including 2 Americans in a helicopter crash. [State Department spokesman Sean McCORMACK- comments.]
(Phoenix: William La Jeunesse) The confrontation between National Guard troops and armed illegal immigrants at the US-Mexico border in Arizona examined; details given on the dispute over what happened; scenes shown of troops on patrol. [Representative Warde NICHOLS- asks why the troops are on there if they retreat when gunmen cross the border.] [National Guard commander Maj. Gen. David RATACZAK- says the guardsmen did everything correctly.]
(Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Eric Shawn) U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s discussions with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir at the African Union Summit in Ethiopia featured; details given on the violence in Darfur; scenes shown from the summit’s attendees. [BAN- talks about his expectations from the meeting.]
(Eilat: Mike Tobin) The Eilat bombing examined; scenes from outside the bakery where the bomb exploded and map shown; details given on the Palestinian bomber, the 2 militant groups claiming responsibility and the response from Hamas leaders.
(Los Angeles: Anita Vogel) The environmental impact of the industry and housing expansion in Tijuana, Mexico, examined; details given on the obstacles for land preservation; scenes shown. [Nature Conservancy’s Kathy VIATELLA- comments on the wildlife species’ need for the wild lands.] [Pronatura Conservation Group’s Fernando OCHOA, La Puerta Foundation’s Guillermo IBARROLA- comment.]
(No location given: Erik Liljegren) The life and death of Kentucky Derby-winning racehorse Barbaro reviewed; pictures and scenes shown from the Preakness, where he injured his leg; details given on his problems with laminitis. [New Bolton Center chief of surgery Dr. Dean RICHARDSON- talks about making the difficult decision to euthanize him.]