This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: John Donvan) The recommendation from American pediatricians that young children should be tested early and twice for autism examined; details given about screening for autism. [Kennedy Krieger Inst./Center for Autism Rebecca LANDA- says the one-year-old is the new frontier.] [Three MOTHERS - recount their pediatricians' reactions to their worries.] [Variety Child Learning Center CEO Judith BLOCH- says doctors should be familiar with autism milestones.] [Mother of autistic child Debbie PAGE- comments on her son's future.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson, Tim Johnson) These revisions in the guidelines for diagnosing autism in young children, the importance of early intervention and the unanswered questions raised by the new guidelines discussed.
(Washington: Jake Tapper) The calendar date for the Iowa caucuses for the 2008 presidential election examined; scenes shown of Senator Barack Obama campaigning; details given of the current standings of Democratic candidates Obama, Senator Hillary Clinton and former Senator John Edwards in Iowa. [At Coe College, OBAMA - talks to the students.] [October 7, CLINTON - campaigns in Iowa.] The focus of Republicans on South Carolina and Florida noted. [Republican candidate Fred THOMPSON - comments.] Map shown of the February 5 primaries. [Rudolph GIULIANI - comments on the primaries.]
(Pentagon: Jonathan Karl) The military's honoring of the families of the soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan featured; scenes shown of Medal of Remembrances ceremonies in Baghdad. [Multinational Corps-Iraq commander Lt. Gen. Ray ODIERNO, 2nd Brigade 10th Mountain Div. Lt. Patrick ENGEMAN- remember Patrick's father.] [Children of fallen soldiers Evan LAMBERSON, Nikke ENGEMAN- remember their fathers.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The injury to Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Dorko from a roadside bomb in Iraq noted.
(Dongguan, China: David Kerley) The issue of the safety of toys made in China examined; scenes shown from the toy factory in Dongguan visitid by the company CEO. [RC2 Corp. CEO Curt STOELTING- says he wanted to see for himself; comments on the lead used in the paint and the company taking the paint process for granted; explains the safety procedures.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Tomorrow's report previewed.
(New York: David Muir) The impending resignation of Merrill Lynch CEO Stanley O'Neal due to the company's losses in bad mortgage investments examined; statistics cited. [TheStreet.com columnist Paul KEDROSKY- reacts to this high-level fall of an executive.]
(Ocean Isle, North Carolina: Gigi Stone) The house fire featured; scenes shown of the burned-out house. [Mayor Debbie SMITH- recounts what firefighters faced.] [Victim's father Terry WALDEN- reacts.]
(Reading, Massachusetts: John Berman) The furniture giveaway following the World Series victory for the Boston Red Sox featured; details given about the promotion from Jordan's Furniture president Eliot Tatelman; scenes shown from a now-free furnished home. [Furniture owners Ross and Wendy LION- joke about their furniture.] [TATELMAN - calls it a win-win for us; notes we are insured.]