This program is 28 minutes long
(New York: Ned Potter) NASA's experiment to crash a rocket into the moon to gouge out a lunar hole to study the surface featured; animation & rocket launch shown; details given about the significance for manned flight if ice is found on the moon. [NASA scientist James GARVIN- explains what will happen; says if we could live off the land....]
(Studio: Charles Gibson; Washington: Martha Raddatz) The administration's lengthy reassessment of strategy for the war in Afghanistan discussed; details given of concerns about Al Qaeda in Pakistan & what it means for the decision about the troop request from US commander in Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McChrystal & the possibility of cooperating with elements of the Taliban & the military plan from McChrystal, US Central Command Gen. David Petraeus & Joint Chief of Staff chairman Adm. Mike Mullen.
(Washington: David Kerley) The impact of American-made hazardous chemicals on soldiers in the war in southern Iraq examined; photos shown of soldiers who died of cancer from chemical exposure & of chemical dust at a water plant in Basra. [Soldier's sister Stacy PENNINGTON, former Army Sgt. Russell POWELL- testify about the health problems of soldiers.] [DOD force health protection programs Dr. Craig POSTLEWAITE- downplays long-term health effects.] [Senator Jay ROCKEFELLER - reacts.]
(Atlanta: Richard Besser) The start of a vaccination effort against the H1N1 swine flu examined; details given about how vaccinations will be tracked for health problems in reaction to the vaccine. [Vaccine task force Jay BUTLER, CDC Dr. Anne SCHUCHAT- talk about the tracking of the vaccinations.] The transmission of flu viruses in the winter flu season discussed.
(Chicago: Pierre Thomas) The law's dealing with the gang problem that provokes the cycle of violence in Chicago featured; scenes shown of a law enforcement dragnet aimed at dismantling gang leadership. [US Marshal Ed FARRELL- says gangs operate through fear & violence.] [FBI agent Thomas TRAUTMAN- talks about the gang's drug sales.] [Cook County office of intelligence Thomas KINSELLA- says 95 percent of inmates are gang members.] [University of Chicago crime lab Jens LUDWIG- comments on gangs.] [In shadow, gang MEMBER - cites the appeal of the gang lifestyle.]
(Boston: John McKenzie) A look at clinical depression suffered by cancer survivors through the story of Boston Red Sox baseball announcer Jerry Remy presented; details given about his lung cancer & depression; scenes shown of Remy back at the ballpark. [REMY - describes what happened to him.] [Dana-Farber Cancer Inst. Karen FASCIANO- comments on the patient's feelings.]
(Caracas: Jeffrey Kofman) Why Venezuela has a disproportionate number of beauty pageant winners featured; scenes shown of past & current beauty queens from this small South American countries & from the Miss Venezuela school; details given about plastic surgery for half the contest finalists. [Miss venezuela finalist Patricia ZAVALA- comments on the experience.] [Plastic surgeon Dr. Petr ROMER- talks about polishing the beauty.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Further coverage of the story on "Nightline" noted.