This program is about 1 hour long
(Pentagon: Jennifer Griffin) Breaking news on terrorist Khalid Shaikh Mohammed’s confession of his involvement in the September 11 attacks featured; details given on the secret military hearings at Guantanamo Bay prison and the other terrorist plots he was involved in; excerpts of the released Pentagon document quoted.
(Miami: Orlando Salinas) The sentencing of John Couey, who is convicted of the kidnapping, rape and murder of Jessica Lunsford, reported; scenes shown from the Miami courtroom. [Jessica’s father Mark LUNSFORD- comments.]
(Atlanta: Jonathan Serrie) The ongoing investigation into 6-year-old Christopher Barrios’ disappearance in Georgia reported; details given on the arrest of 4 suspects, including convicted sex offender George Edenfield; scenes shown of search crews.
(Washington: Steve Centanni) Fallout over the scandal reviewed. [In Latin America, BUSH – says he asked about problems with US attorneys but never made specific instructions.] [Senator Harry REID- comments.]
(Washington: Major Garrett) The divide between Democrats and Republicans over what to do in Iraq examined; details given on the plan for US troop withdrawals. [Senator Joe BIDEN- states his opinion.] [Senator Mitch McCONNELL- quotes Harry Reid about a timeline.] [Senator John CORNYN- quotes Hillary Clinton.] [Senator Richard DURBIN- comments.]
(Ft. Lauderdale, Florida: Phil Keating) Changes in Ft. Lauderdale’s tourist economy and its impact on spring break for college students in Florida, examined; scenes shown from the beaches and a hotel under construction; details given on the shift from cheap to luxury hotels. [Ft. Lauderdale Visitors Bureau Nicki GROSSMAN- talks about the wet t-shirt contest and the changes.] [The Atlantic Hotel GM Linda GEYER- comments.]
(Fox Weather Center: Rick Reichmuth) National forecast given; weather maps and data shown on screen.
(Washington: Molly Henneberg) Presidential candidate Rudolph Giuliani’s troubles with firefighters unions examined; scenes shown from the International Association of Firefighters union meeting in Washington. [IAFF president Harold SCHAITBERGER- criticizes on Giuliani’s handling of the recovery efforts after the September 11 attacks.] [Retired New York City firefighter Lee IELPI- defends Giuliani.]
(San Francisco: Claudia Cowan)The debate over a proposed ban on smoking in all public places in Belmont, California, examined; scenes shown from last night’s public hearing on the bill. [Resident Pat DIXON, restaurant owner Loring de MARTINI- state their views.]
(New York: Erik Liljegren) Why the deadly and addictive habit of smoking is legal examined; details given on drug regulations and the tobacco industry; 2005 cigarette tax revenues cited. [Center for Tobacco Policy Research Dr. Doug LUKE- talks about the legislation in Congress to regulate tobacco products and the incentives for governments to keep smoking legal; comments on prohibition.]
(Los Angeles: Anita Vogel) The debate over whether to incorporate East Los Angeles, California, as its own city examined; scenes shown from the community; details given on the financial concerns. [State Senator Gloria ROMERO- comments on the area’s Mexican-American culture.] [USC public policy professor Juliet MUSSO- talks about the financial difficulty.]