This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Ali Velshi) The big plunge in the stock market following a drop in the Shanghai market reviewed and concerns about the Asian markets today and former Federal Reserve Board chairman Alan Greenspan's comments about a recession discussed; Dow graph shown.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The raw data on the Dow decline outlined on screen.
(Atlanta: David Mattingly) The story of 13-year-old Clay Moore, who escaped from an armed kidnapping, presented; details given about how he was tied to a tree and then used a safety pin to untie his hands. [At Bradenton, Florida, press conference, stepfather Steve KELLE- recounts what happened to Clay.] The kidnapper Vicente Beltran-Moreno named.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Taped interview held with family safety expert Bob Stuber about this stranger abduction; safety demonstration videos shown. [STUBER - cites the message from this story about kidnap victims being active, rather than passive; explains what to do if someone in a car points a gun at him or if you get locked in a car.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The case of kidnap victims Shawn Hornbeck and Ben Ownby updated.
(Washington: Tom Foreman) The bombing at the Bagram Air Base as Vice President Dick Cheney's party planned to fly out of Afghanistan reviewed; photo shown; details given about Cheney's response and whereabouts and the recent resurgence of the Taliban in southern Afghanistan and tribal areas in Pakistan. [Bagram Operations manager Lt. Col. James BONNER- describes what happened.] ["Chicago Tribune" Mark SILVA- talks about the vice president's departure.] [White House press secretary Tony SNOW - comments on the Taliban.] [Military analyst retired Brig. Gen. James MARKS- talks about insurgents crossing the borders.]
(No location given and Studio: Peter Bergen) The Taliban comeback in Afghanistan through the eyes of a former CIA agent who operated there examined; details given about the increase in suicide attacks in Afghanistan. [Former CIA officer Art KELLER - talks about suicide bombings, how Iraq is a training ground for terrorist fighters in Taliban, how spies work there, the shortage of operatives to look for Al Qaeda in Pakistan because the CIA resources have gone to Iraq; describes the Taliban use of videos to intimidate; comments on the Pakistan-Taliban peace deal.] The open rule by the Taliban in the Waziristan region noted. What can be done to address the Al Qaeda and Taliban resurgence, especially in the tribal areas,discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Pakistani Ambassasdor to the US Mahmud Ali Durrani. [DURRANI - talks about the actions by the Taliban in Afghanistan, how the deal with the Taliban has not helped the terrorists, how it is difficult to figure out who the people are that are crossing the border; accuses the US of refusing to accept that the problem is in Afghanistan, not Pakistan; downplays the problems of foreign fighters in Waziristan and reiterates the US has no control over the situation in Afghanistan.]
(New York and Studio: Randi Kaye) The promotion of this latest self-help guru examined; details given about the "law of attraction" via the power of positive thinking. ["The Secret" author Rhonda BYRNE- says there is incredible power inside each human being.] ["The Secret" fan Barbara CAPOZZI- explains the process.] [University of Scranton Dr. John NORCROSS, "Publishers Weekly" editor Sara NELSON- downplay this business.] The dangers of reading and believing in this kind of book discussed.
(Studio: Kiran Chetry) Announcement by the Roman Catholic archdiocese of San Francisco that it will file for bankruptcy putting priest abuse settlements on hold; the stranding of people on Parsons Island, Michigan; a landslide in San Francisco due to rains and the stock market plunge reported.