MSNBC Hardball with Chris Matthews: A Soldiers Journey Home 19:00 hour anchored by Chris Matthews.
NBC ID: ARKAQUFAHT | Production Unit: MSNBC, Hardball | Media Type: Aired Show | Media ID: MNBC-HARD-20041216-0001 | Air Date(s): 12/16/2004 | Event Date(s): 12/16/2004
Event Date(s): 12/16/2004 | Description: 19:00:00 MSNBC Hardball with Chris Matthews: A Soldiers Journey Home anchored by Chris Matthews. 19:00:02 Graphic plug for msnbc.com. 19:00:03 Matthews reports from inside the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Fisher House in Washington, DC. 19:00:49 Matthews voices over various stills of Army Sergeant David Glenn on his wedding day with new wife Robin Glenn. David is recovering from wounds suffered in Afghanistan at the Walter Reed Medical Center. Stills of David seen during his honeymoon in Walt Disney World in Florida. Shots of David seen walking up stairs wearing an artificial leg. Medium shot of David's wedding ring seen around his necklace. Medium shot of David seated on a bed. Medium shot of David performing rehabilitative exercises. Clip of David saying, my left knee. David speaks during interview with Matthews. Robin Glenn speaks during interview with Matthews. David discusses his accident that caused his leg to be amputated. Robin discusses how she was told by Army personal that her husband David was injured. Graphic plug for www.fisherhouse.org. Slow motion zoom in shot of the exterior of the Walter Reed Medical Center. Medium shot of Robin walking inside the hospital behind David. Medium shot of Robin wheeling David in his chair on the grounds of the medical center. Medium rear shot of David walking down the stairs as Robin watches closely and stands behind him. Shots of David practicing to walk on his prosthetic leg using crutches. David holds prosthetic leg. Medium shot of David holding his arms in the air. Clip of physical therapist Bunnie Wyckoff commenting that she loves working with the soldiers. Clip of David commenting on sitting up. Shots of Wyckoff working with David. Clip from interview between Matthews, David, and Robin. 19:06:18 Clip of former Democratic President Jimmy Carter commenting that he served eleven years in the Navy. He expresses gratitude and admiration for all servicemen and woman serving in the armed forces. 19:11:10 Matthews continues. 19:11:26 Hardball Correspondent David Shuster reports on the Walter Reed Medical Center, one of the most prestigious medical centers in the world. Medium shot of Corporal Casey Ownes KC Owens seated in wheelchair inside medical center. Close up shot of a prosthetic leg being attached to Owens knee. Clip Corporal Casey Owens commenting about his injuries. Close up shot of doctor's hands on keyboard. Medium shot of Owens walking with prosthetic legs. Clip of Walter Reed Certified Prosthetic Michael Vogt commenting on prosthesis. Medium shot of Owens commenting that it feels better to be back on his feet. Shuster reports from outside the Walter Reed Medical Center. Black and white still of the exterior of the medical center in 1909. Black and white still of Doctor Walter Reed. Clip of Walter Reed Commander Major General Kenneth L Farmer commenting on Walter Reed. Wide shot of the outside of the medical center. Graphic with supers: Walter Reed Army Medical Center: 3,800 staff, 600 doctors, 300 nurses, and 250 beds. Farmer commenting on battle causalities sent to Walter Reed. Medium shot of woman doing sit ups. Clip of Walter Reed Director of the Amputee Program Lieutenant Colonel Paul Pasquina commenting. Footage of US troops during combat. Slow motion zoom in shot of the Walter Reed Medical Center in Germany. Panning shot of washer machines and dryers. Medium shot of amputee relearning how to perform everyday tasks. Panning shot of the inside of a bedroom inside the occupational portion of the hospital. Clip Staff Sergeant and amputee Juanita Wilson comments about the occupational living suite. Panning shot of the kitchen. Various shots of appliances inside the kitchen. Walter Reed Women's Auxiliary's Norah O'Donnell commenting on the organization. Medium shot of woman performing physical therapy on her arms and legs. Shots of Owens relearning how to walk. Close up shot of Owens legs. Clip Owens comments that he wants to be running when he gets out of the hospital. Close up shot of Owens walking with his prosthetic legs. Shuster signs off in a voice over from Washington, DC. 19:21:35 Matthews continues. 19:21:41 Matthews reports on the Fisher House, a real home for recovering soldiers and their families. The idea of the Fisher House is to give soldiers and their families an affordable place to stay. Medium shot of Matthews and unidentified man walking up staircase inside Fisher House. Overhead shot of people seated at a table eating. Medium shot of yellow ribbon in the front of Fisher House. Clip of unidentified man commenting on Fisher House. Medium shot of a sign in front of the house: Zachary& Elizabeth Fisher House. Slow motion zoom in shot of Fischer House. Panning shot of plaque seen on front of house: Zachary& Elizabeth Fisher House. Matthews and Fisher House Foundation Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kenneth Fisher discuss what has been the longest stay at Fisher House. Clip of the mother of a wounded soldier in Iraq Connie Halfaker commenting on Fisher House. Panning shot of young boy on computer. Medium shot of couple walking down stairs. Medium shot of woman making bed. Wide side angle shot of Matthews and Fisher walking towards Fisher House. Medium shot Matthews and Fisher talking as they walking into house. Fisher takes Matthews on a tour throughout the house and explains that there is a real sense of family at Fisher House. Clip of Robin Glenn commenting that Fisher House has been great. Shots of families sitting and eating together inside Fisher House. Clip of US soldier Chad Snowden's mother Vickie Field commenting on her son's injuries. Stills of Chad Snowden dressed in his military fatigues. Still of Snowden, Field, and others. Clip of US soldier holding his infant son and speaking with Matthews about complications that the baby encountered during his delivery. Matthews and Fisher continue their tour of the Fisher House. Shots of the inside of a bedroom. Shot of people standing inside the kitchen. Wide shots of different Fisher Houses. Medium shot of plaque and statue seen inside one of the Fisher Houses. 19:30:09 MSNBC's Milissa Rehberger reports the headlines: right now. 19:31:23 Matthews continues. 19:31:35 Matthews walking through the hallways of the Walter Reed Medical Center with retired US Army General Barry McCaffrey. McCaffrey discusses his time spent at the Walter Reed Medical Center. He explains that he had most of his left arm shot off by a machine gun. Matthews and McCaffrey visit with injured US soldier. Sergeant Joseph Bozik comments on how he was injured while in Iraq. Matthews, McCaffrey, and Bozik discuss the war in Iraq. Matthews and McCaffrey speak with young girl who graduated from West Point Military Academy and was wounded in Iraq Captain Dawn Halfaker commenting Stills of Halfaker seen during graduation. Footage of Halfaker playing basketball during her years at West Point. Halfaker discusses her injuries, her time at West Point, and her plans for a happy future. 19:39:57 Matthews voices over a graphic plug for www.fisherhouse.org. Scrolling shot of the MSNBC website. 19:44:58 Matthews continues. 19:45:14 Excerpt clip from a previous interview between Matthews and retired former Desert Storm Commander Norman Schwartzkopf from an undisclosed location. Schwartzkopf discusses what gives young soldiers such gung ho attitudes about their recovery. 19:50:58 Clip of real estate mogul Donald Trump thanking US troops for serving the country. 19:55:52 Matthews voices over a medium shot of orchestra playing inside the Fischer House. Video with audio, clips and stills already seen during broadcast set to music. Footage of tanks riding outside in Iraq. Footage of US troops on patrol outside in Iraq. Various shots with audio of military families and US soldiers celebrating inside the Fisher House. Shots of toys for children. Matthews speaks with families inside the holiday celebration and throws NBC shirts to crowd. Shots with audio of orchestra. Matthews hands out gifts to children. Medium shot of orchestra. Matthews wishes all a good night in audio voice over.