This program is about 1 hour long
(Chicago: Jeff Goldblatt) The arctic chill featured; scenes shown from Chicago, electronic signs displaying temperatures, cars in snow; details given on the snowfall in New York. [In Chicago, 4 PEOPLE – comment.]
(Studio: Shepard Smith) Continuing coverage previewed.
(Washington: Major Garrett) The standoff in the Senate examined. [Senator Harry REID- criticizes Republicans; says they oppose a new direction in Iraq.] [Senator Mitch McCONNELL- says we are ready to debate this week.] [Senator Judd GREGG- suggests it is not appropriate to cut off funding for troops.]
(Studio: Shepard Smith) Signs the Iraqi security crackdown has begun and the day’s violence across Baghdad, including 2 car bombings, reported; death toll cited; scenes shown of firefighters and people amongst damaged buildings. ABC’s interview with Syrian President Bashir al-Assad cited.
(New York: Rebecca Gomez) Turner Broadcasting and Interference Inc.’s agreement to pay the cost for the law enforcement’s response reviewed; details given on the devices and the charges against the 2 men who hung the signs; apology from Turner Broadcasting’s Shirley Powell quoted on screen.
(Chicago: Steve Brown) The new charges against kidnapping suspect Michael Devlin in Missouri, including sexual assault charges, examined; details given on the recovery of missing Missouri boys Shawn Hornbeck and Ben Ownby. [St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCULLOCH- comments.]
(Deland: Marianne Silber) The story of a homeowner’s survival from the storm in Deland featured; scenes shown from her demolished home. [WOMAN - describes what happened; talks about her plans to rebuild.]
(Washington: Carl Cameron) Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s moves toward a presidential run in 2008 featured; scenes shown of his paperwork; New Hampshire poll of voters cited on screen; details given on his rivals. [GIULIANI- says he would bet we’re going ahead.]
(Studio: Shepard Smith) Giuliani’s appearance on “Hannity and Colmes” announced.
(White House: Bret Baier) President Bush’s budget proposal for the upcoming year examined; details given about permanent tax cuts, government programs, Medicare, the cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; balancing the budget chart shown on screen. [BUSH – talks about the budget.] [Senator Kent CONRAD- criticizes the spending plan.] [OMB director Rob PORTMAN- comments on the commitment to seniors and low-income Americans.]
(Fort Lewis, Washington: Dan Springer) The beginning of the court-marshal trial of Army officer Ehren Watada, who refused to deploy to Iraq, reviewed; scenes shown from the courtroom and of a nearby rally. [Activist/actor Sean PENN- speaks in support of Watada.]
(Boston: Molly Line) The debate over school requirements to separate twins in classrooms examined; details given on the Colquitt twins in Bow, New Hampshire; scenes shown; twin births statistics cited. [Mother of twins Christina COLQUITT- comments on the policy.] [Senator Jacalyn CILLEY- describes a bill to request for schools to negotiate with parents.] [California State University, Fullerton Dr. Nancy SEGAL- comments on the education policy; suggests keeping twins together in early years.]
(Fox Weather Center: Chris Knowles) National forecast given; weather maps and data shown on screen.