This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The decision on & reaction to the 9/11 trials reviewed; a government statement quoted; details given about the evidence & questions of security. [President OBAMA - says Mohammed will be subject to the demands of justice.] [Attorney General Eric HOLDER - expects to seek the death penalty; predicts a successful outcome.] [Wife of 9/11 victim Kristin BREITWEISER†, father of 9/11 victim Lee IELPI†- offer view on prosecuting the terrorists.] [Columbia University law school professor Matthew WAXMAN†- talks about the legal problems.] [NYC police commissioner Ray KELLY, Representative Pete KING - comment.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson, Terry Moran) The pitfalls to the trial of the 9/11 terrorists, including the issues of torture interrogation, how can they have a fair trial with a New York jury pool & the possibility of guilty pleas from martyred defendants, discussed.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The guests on "This Week" named.
(Wildwood, New Jersey: Stephanie Sy) The storm along the East coast from the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida, now a nor'easter, featured; scenes shown from flooded Wildwood, New Jersey. monster waves., downed trees, a damaged pier & grounded barge in Virginia [New Jersey residents MAN, Nick BOLON, Virginia resident Chris COUSIN- react to the storm.]
(New York: Ned Potter) NASA's announcement of the discovery of a water source on the moon when the probe hit the surface examined; scenes, diagrams & animations shown; details given of the significance of water/ice for future astronauts. [University of California At Berkeley Greg DELORY, NASA project scientist Anthony COLAPRETE- speak about the moon.]
(Studio: Kate Snow) The content of Palin's book reviewed; details given about the significance of the title, her campaign stories, the vice presidential debate, getting billed for her vetting, her family, her daughter's pregnancy, rumors of divorce, her political future.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The upcoming Palin interview with Barbara Walters mentioned.
(No location given: Neal Karlinsky) Scientists' research on great white sharks featured; scenes shown from off the coast of Baja, California, of the capture of a shark to have a transmitter attached to it. [Expedition leader Chris FISCHER- outlines what we have learned about the great whites.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The airing of "Expedition Great White" on the National Geographic Channel noted.
(On the USS Lapham: Clarissa Ward) Vietnamese refugee Navy Cmdr. H.B. Le, now skipper of a destroyer, profiled; scenes shown from Vietnam in the 1970s & of the Navy ship, the ship;'s goodwill visit to Vietnam. [On the ship, LE - says coming back is incredible; recounts being rescued; praises his father as his hero & serving his country, America.] [Father Thong Ba LE- talks about looking for a job in Washington, DC.]