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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.
(Kabul: Lara Logan) CBS exclusive interview held with visiting Senator Barack Obama about the situation in Afghanistan. [In Kabul, OBAMA - says Afghanistan has to be our central focus in the battle against terrorism; states we have to make it work; suggests the Pakistani government will have to take out the training camps.] The issue of getting extra troops on the ground right now discussed.
(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Critics of the media coverage of Obama's trip noted.
(Studio: Randall Pinkston) The issue of Obama's foreign policy credibility and the lack of "media magic" for Senator John McCain examined; Project for Excellence in Journalism statistics on political coverage of the two cited. [Project for Excellence in Journalism director Tom ROSENSTIEL- says international travel is unusual for presidential candidates; calls it an uneven playing field for McCain.] The major networks interview plans for Obama during his overseas trip noted. [Politico.com writer David MARK- says Republicans are frustrated with the uncritical coverage; notes how McCain goaded Obama into the trip.]
- Sawyer, Forrest;
- Logan, Lara;
- Pinkston, Randall
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