This program is about 1 hour long
(Elmwood, Oklahoma: Kris Gutierrez) The 2 tornados in Oklahoma featured; picture of Vance and Barbara Woodbury and scenes of their mangled home shown. [Community member Cody KARBER- comments.]
(Studio: Shepard Smith) Video shown of the twisters in Silverton, Texas, and Goodland, Kansas.
(Holly, Colorado: Carol McKinley) The tornado’s impact in Holly, Colorado, reviewed; scenes shown of debris and damaged homes. [Storm survivor Randy WHYGUM- describes the damage to his house.]
(Studio: Shepard Smith) Continuing coverage previewed.
(Washington: Jim Angle) Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’s former chief of staff Kyle Sampson’s testimony about the firing of 8 US attorneys reviewed; scenes shown from the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. [Senator Charles SCHUMER- sets the focus of the hearing.] [SAMPSON- says it is not a sinister story; disputes Gonzales’s statement about the issue.]
(Washington: Major Garrett) The political battle between President Bush and the Senate over a war funding bill setting a timetable for the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq featured. [BUSH- calls for supporting troops and commanders.] [Senator Harry REID- comments on the bill; says we are in this mess because of the previous Congress’s support for Bush.] [Senator Mitch McCONNELL- states the bill deserves a veto.]
(Studio: Shepard Smith) More attacks in Baghdad reported; scenes shown from a market where a suicide bombing killed more than 100 people.
(No location given: Erik Liljegren) The aftermath of the office fire in Houston, Texas, featured; scenes shown of the burning building and firefighters; details given on accusations that the fire alarm failed, the death of 3 trapped workers and the rescue of a firefighter. [4 office WORKERS, OFFICIAL - describe what happened.]
(Fox Weather Center: Janice Dean) The remaining storm system featured; weather maps and data shown on screen.
(Washington: James Rosen) The day’s developments in the standoff between Iran and Britain over the captured sailors reviewed; 2nd letter from captured sailor Faye Turney calling for the withdrawal of British forces from Iraq quoted. [British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR- says we have to be patient.] The exchange of gunfire between Iranians and British in Basra, Iraq, noted; statement from the U.N. cited. [former US Ambassador to the U.N. John BOLTON- comments.]
(Los Angeles: Anita Vogel) The reappearance of the Christian holidays of Christmas and Easter on school calendars in Bakersfield, California, examined; details given on the separation of church and state issue and the reaction from the Jewish community. [Kern school district trustee Ken METTLER, Temple Beth El Rabbi Cheryl ROSENSTEIN- comment.]
(Los Angeles: William La Jeunesse) The Marines’ controversial new ban on tattoos below the knees and elbows examined; details given on the possible impact on recruitment and the Army and Navy’s move toward less restrictions. [MARINE, tattoo artist Tod BAIN- comment on the regulation.]