This program is 29 minutes long
(New York: David Wright) Gore's extraordinary journey for the environment featured; film clip shown from "An Inconvenient Truth." [In Palo Alto, GORE - says this is a chance to elevate global consciousness.] [Nobel Prize Committee Ole Danbolt MJOS- praises Gore for creating worldwide understanding of these measures.] [In 1986, GORE - says we have to mitigate the effect of greenhouse gases.] [In 1972, George Bush - calls Gore an environmental extremist.] Statement from a White House spokesman quoted.
(Studio: Charles Gibson; Washington: George Stephanopoulos) Gore's political future, whether he will run for the presidency in 2008, the state of the Democratic Party, how he likes to play with the press and keep open the possibility of being drafted to run discussed.
(New York: Bill Blakemore) The future for the environment examined; chart/graph shown of the rising carbon dioxide emissions with several examples cited of how emissions could be lowered. [Princeton University climatologist Michael OPPENHEIMER- states there is no magic bullet, but small pieces can be put together; calls for small baby steps and bigger steps later to stabilize the climate.]
(Moscow: Jonathan Karl) A major diplomatic snub of the US by Russian President Vladimir Putin featured; scenes shown from Moscow of Putin lecturing the US during a photo op with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates; details given about the breakdown in diplomacy and the issues discussed. [RICE - talks about missile defense deployment.]
(New York: John Berman) A likely holiday bargain season for consumers due to the autumn of discontent for major retailers examined; September sales figures cited for four major stores. [Goldman Sachs retail analyst Adrianne SHAPIRA- says inventories are building; predicts more panic sales.] [NPD Group retail analyst Marshal COHEN- cites retail strategy.]
(New York: Jim Avila) The controversy in Texas over Judge Sharon Keller's refusal to extend courthouse hours to consider a stay of execution for murderer Michael Richard examined; photos shown; details given of the official complaints from lawyers and other judges against the judge; Judge Cheryl Johnson quoted. [Texas Civil Right Project director James HARRINGTON- says Keller slammed the door on Richard.] [Texas Defender Service director Andrea KEILEN- says the judge could not be bothered.] How the death penalty is on hold nationwide due to the Supreme Court consideration of the constitutionality of execution by lethal injection noted. Keller's statement quoted.
(Balmedie: Scotland: Jim Sciutto) The opposition of farmer Michael Forbes to Donald Trump's plans to build a golf course and hotel along a remote part of the coast of Balmedie, Scotland, prized for its salmon fishing featured; scenes shown from the quiet dunes and the Forbes farm. [Landowner FORBES - talks about his land.] [TRUMP - speaks of Scotland and tough guy Forbes.] [Local SCOTSWOMAN - wants the course.]