2. Wide view of Government Officials in front of reporters
3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tom Ridge, U.S. Homeland Security Director.
"This briefing will be the first of many opportunities that we will have to discuss homeland security and our government's response efforts."
4. Cutaway reporters
5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Robert Mueller, Director, F-B-I.
"We in the F-B-I are pleased this morning to join with Post Master General Jack Potter to announce a reward of up to 1 million dollars for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible of terrorist acts of mailing anthrax."
6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jack Potter, U.S. Post Master General.
"The best defence that we have right now is an educated American public, an educated work force, both the employees in the postal service and those who work in mail rooms and our message has been consistent. It's very clear, if you receive something that is suspicious, we want you to isolate it, put it in a plastic bag. Don't let other people touch it, don't taste it, don't shake it, don't sniff it ... these are very common sense things that we are asking the American public to do and then we are asking them to call law enforcement."
7. Wide view of reporters
8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Dr David Satcher, U.S. Surgeon General.
"The administration took steps this week to expand antibiotic stockpile, even further. We now have enough to serve 2 million people for 60 days which is what is recommended when one has been exposed to anthrax. We have now taken steps to expand that so that we can in fact serve up to 12 (m) million people with ciprofloxicin for up to 60 days."
9. Cutaway reporters
10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tom Ridge, U.S. Homeland Security Director.
"I would say that even though this press conference suggests it's really about anthrax. Generally we are more vigilant today, and continue to get more vigilant every day as we assess every risk that might present themselves in this country. If you take a look at everybody, the F-B-I, the Border Patrol, the Coast Guard, the C-D-C - everybody is working 24-7. We have engaged the State and Federal communities. I think our antennae are up for all conceivable risks and you ought to be reassured of that."
11. Pan view of Ridge walking out of briefing room.