This program is about 1 hour long
(Pentagon: Molly Henneberg) Senate Democrats’ efforts to limit President Bush’s authority, the attacks in Baghdad, the security crackdown, reports that Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr fled to Iran, and the issue of troop funding reviewed. [On “Fox News Sunday,” Senator Carl LEVIN- talks about limiting the troops to a support rather than combat mission.] [White House spokesman Tony SNOW- talks about Bush’s urge for Congress to support the troops.]
(Studio: Trace Gallagher) A “New York Times” report on Al Qaeda’s planned coordinated attacks on US helicopters cited.
(Washington: Gregg Jarrett) The warnings from Syria and Iran against US involvement in the Middle East and the ongoing nuclear showdown between the U.N. and Iran examined; scenes shown of Iranian and Syrian officials meeting in Tehran; details given on Iran’s war games ahead of a U.N. deadline to stop its nuclear program. [Former House Speaker Newt GINGRICH- comments on what the deal with North Korea signals to Iran.] [On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” White House spokesman Tony SNOW- comments.]
(New York: Laura Ingle) The indictment of New York businessman Abdul Tawala Ibn Ali Alishtari, also known as Michael Mixon, who is accused of financing terrorist organization Al Qaeda, examined; courtroom sketch shown; statement from “Electronic News Letter” Sawt al-Jihad quoted on screen. [Senator Richard SHELBY- comments.]
(Fox Weather Center: Chris Knowles) National forecast given; weather maps and data shown on screen.
(Davenport, Iowa: Carl Cameron) Senator John McCain’s presidential campaigning in Iowa featured; scenes shown from the campaign trail; details given on his boycott of the Senate vote on the Iraq war resolution, his positions on the war and abortion rights. [McCAIN- explains why his campaign skipped Iowa in 2000; talks about his relationships with the religious right.]
(Ft. Lauderdale, Florida: Marianne Silber) The battle over custody of the late Anna Nicole Smith’s body reviewed; details given on where boyfriend Howard K. Stern and mother Virgie Arthur wish to bury her and Larry Birkhead’s paternity battle for Smith’s baby Dannielynn; scenes shown of tourists outside Smith’s former home in the Bahamas. [Spanish tourist Leonel MARTINEZ- comments.]
(New Orleans: Kim McIntyre) The impact of the Hispanic immigrant baby boom on New Orleans’ health care system examined; scenes shown from a hospital and of workers building houses; statistics cited; details given on the language barrier, the benefits from immigrant workers who help rebuild homes destroyed in Hurricane Katrina. [OBGYN Dr. Kevin WORK- talks about the communication problems.] [Tulane researcher Patricia KISSINGER, Oschner Hospital Ana HANDS- comment.]
(Los Angeles: Adam Housley) The Travis Air Force Base firefighting team’s participation in the World Firefighter Combat Challenge featured; scenes shown of the competition training in Fairfield, California. [Sgt. Mkie MELTON, Shenah GROOM- comments.]
(Daytona Beach, Florida: Orlando Salinas) The victory of racecar driver Kevin Harvick in the Daytona 500 races reported; scenes shown.
(Studio: Trace Gallagher) Report introduced.
(Daytona Beach, Florida: Corrina Sullivan) The story of 4 Make-a-Wish Foundation kids who visited with NASCAR drivers presented; scenes shown. [KIDS, MOTHER – comment.]