× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Campaign 2008 / Obama vs. McCain / Obama’s Trip #911320

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 21, 2008
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Amman: Katie Couric) Senator Barack Obama's trip to the Middle East introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Obama’s proposal for a 16-month timeline for withdrawing US troops from Iraq featured; photos shown of Obama with Iraq commander Gen. David Petraeus; scenes shown of him with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. [Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-HASHIMI†- says he doesn’t want a rigid time scale.] [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Adm. Mike MULLEN†- calls for making reductions based on conditions on the ground.] Petraeus’s advice to Obama to not wear a helmet noted.

(Amman: Katie Couric) Tomorrow’s interview with Obama noted.

(Washington: Jim Axelrod) Senator John McCain's campaign featured; details given of his criticism of Obama’s position on Iraq; scenes shown of McCain with former President George Bush in Maine; excerpt from McCain’s op-ed piece for the "New York Times" and editor David Shipley†’s explanation for rejecting it quoted. [McCAIN - says we are winning.] [Republican strategist Todd HARRIS†- says this week is set up to be a great week for Obama.]

(Amman: Katie Couric) Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s letter telling employees of US embassies to provide minimal help for visiting candidates quoted.

Reporter(s):
Couric, Katie;
Martin, David;
Axelrod, Jim
Duration:
00:04:40

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.