- Making News, Segment 1: Two Metrolink Trains Derail in Los Angeles
At least 9 people were killed and hundreds were injured this morning when two commuter trains derailed in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale. Glendale Police Chief Randy Adams called crash a suicide-turned-homicide by a "deranged individual." The driver of the car has since been identified as Juan Manuel Alvarez. Conan Nolan is covering the story for KNBC-TV in Los Angeles.
- Making News, Segment 2: President Bush Gives First Press Conference of Second Term
In Iraq today, 31 Marines died in a helicopter crash, the biggest single-day loss since the war began. At the first news conference of his second term, President Bush said the best way to honor soldiers who die in action is by -completing our missions.- David Sanger, White House correspondent for the New York Times, asked the President to elaborate on his inaugural call for spreading democracy to -every nation and culture.-
- Reporter's Notebook: Lesbianism on PBS Kid-s Show Upsets Education Department
In one of her first acts, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings has denounced PBS for an episode of a children-s program. In Postcards from Buster, an animated bunny, explores different regions and peoples with a digital video camera. An episode that hasn-t yet aired focuses on sugar-making in Vermont, and it features two lesbian couples. Television historian Robert Thompson has the details and implications for public TV-s independence.
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