World News Tonight Preview

Good afternoon.

We'll begin tonight in the nation's capital where the question on everyone's mind is who leaked the identity of a CIA operative? The White House has denied any involvement and has promised to cooperate with the Justice Department's investigation. Former Ambassador Joe Wilson, who appeared this morning on Good Morning America, says he still believes the White House was behind the leak of his wife's name to newspaper columnist Robert Novak. We have several reporters — including Terry Moran and Kate Snow at the White House, and Pierre Thomas at the Justice Department, looking at the story and its ramifications for us tonight. http://abcnews.go.com/sections/politics/US/leak030929.html

Three prominent business scandal trials are getting under way. Jury selection began today in Manhattan for the case against former Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski. He's charged with looting $600 million from Tyco. Also in Manhattan, former investment banker Frank Quattrone goes on trial for ordering employees to destroy key documents being sought in a federal probe. And in Harrisburg, Pa., Franklin Brown, the former Vice Chairman and General Counsel of Rite Aid, goes on trial for fraud. Betsy Stark has our Closer Look segment on the latest on other corporate executives involved in similar scandals.

And tonight we'll remember the director and writer, Elia Kazan, who left an indelible mark on the stage and screen. Kazan died in his Manhattan home on Sunday. He was 94. Born in Constantinople, Turkey and the son of a Greek rug merchant, Kazan won Best Director Oscars for Gentleman's Agreement and On the Waterfront. He also received five Pulitzer Prizes for stage direction, one of them for A Streetcar Named Desire. Kazan will also be remembered as one of the most prominent entertainment figures to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities Committee shortly after World War II. We'll have more tonight on his many life achievements. http://abcnews.go.com/wire/US/ap20030929_266.html

We hope you'll join us.

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