This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Trace Gallagher) The announcement from police in Italy of the arrests across Europe of 20 suspected operatives of an Al Qaeda terror cell featured; transcript of an intercepted call quoted on screen. [The Heritage Foundation’s Nile GARDINER- comments on the large array of terrorist organizations.]
(Studio: Shepard Smith; Washington: James Rosen) Musharaff’s request to Representative Tom Lantos and Senator Joseph Biden for the US to continue sending aid to Pakistan, Musharaff’s phone call with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and the abandoned attempt to arrange a power-sharing deal between Musharraf and Bhutto discussed.
(Bolingbrook, Illinois: Greta Van Susteren) The situation at the Peterson house reviewed; scenes shown of investigators outside the house.
(Studio: Shepard Smith) Continuing coverage announced.
(Studio: Shepard Smith; White House: Bret Baier) More regulations and inspections of imported goods and the question how the Bush administration will pay for the program discussed.
(Seattle: Dan Springer) The Alaska state supreme court ruling that girls under age 17 do not need parental permission to have abortions featured; map of states where courts overturned parental consent laws shown. [Alaska Governor Sarah PALIN- speaks out against the decision.] [Northwest Women’s Law Center Sara AINSWORTH- comments on the monumental choice for pregnant girls.] [Concerned Women for American Maureen RICHARDSON- states her opinion.]
(Islamabad, Pakistan: Scott Heidler) The deteriorating situation in Pakistan after President Pervez Musharraf declared a state of emergency reviewed; details given on former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s response; scenes shown of protesting lawyers and Bhutto in the streets.
(Anderson, South Carolina: Carl Cameron) The surge of support for Republican candidate Mitt Romney in South Carolina over his family values message examined; scenes shown from the campaign trail. [Candidate Fred THOMPSON – criticizes Romney’s personal spending in his campaign.] [ROMNEY – responds to Thompson.]
(Studio: Shepard Smith) Leading Republican candidates’ average poll statistics cited.
(Studio: Shepard Smith; Amana, Iowa: Major Garrett) Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s stance on the issue of driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants and Barack Obama and John Edwards’ efforts to stop Clinton in Iowa discussed.
(Studio: Shepard Smith) The leading Democrats’ standings in the polls cited.
(Atlanta: Jonathan Serrie) The threat of drug-resistant staph superbug infections to hospital patients and athletes and the safety recommendations made at a conference on MRSA discussed; statistics cited.
(Studio: Trace Gallagher) Breaking news on O.J. Simpson’s attorney’s announcement that no defense witnesses will be called at the preliminary hearing in the armed robbery case in Las Vegas, Nevada, reported.