This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Sharyn Alfonsi) Questions about a major lung cancer study that was funded by tobacco industry money examined; details given from a "New York Times" story on the Foundation for Lung Cancer, funded by Vector Group funded Liggett and about the possible motivation for big tobacco to fund lung cancer research. [In 2005, Weill Medical College, Cornell University, Dr. Claudia HENSCHKE- talks about lung cancer cures.] [Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center Dr. Bruce CHAMBER, Center for Tobacco Control/Research/Education professor Stanton GLANTZ, former "New England Journal of Medicine" editor Dr. Jerome KASSIRER- question researchers accepting tobacco money.] Statement from Weill Cornell Medical College about the funding disclosure quoted.
(Studio: Charles Gibson; Boston: Tim Johnson) What this story says about medical research in general, the need for full disclosure, that the study should be judged on its merit, questions about CT scans for smokers and the kind of lung cancer study that is needed discussed.
(Washington: Jake Tapper) The question as to whether the fighting between Democratic presidential candidates Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton is hurting the party's chances in the general election examined; Gallup Poll findings on the number of Clinton/Obama supporters who would vote for Senator John McCain over Clinton/Obama cited. [OBAMA - jokes about his long campaign; speaks about the tone of the campaign with Clinton.] [Governor Phil BREDESEN- says the nastiness will get worse.] [Democratic strategist Tad DEVINE- comments on the arguments.] [In West Virginia, former President Bill CLINTON - says let's saddle up and have an argument.]
(Tikrit, Iraq: Miguel Marquez) A battle in oil-rich Basra, Iraq, between the Iraqi government and independent militias led by Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr reviewed; battle scenes shown; details given of the threat to Iraq's delicate political balance and the threat to US troops in Iraq. [Former Desert Storm commander retired Maj. Gen. William NASH- says there could be an escalation of violence.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) President Bush's briefing on troop deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan noted.
(Studio: Charles Gibson; Pentagon: Jonathan Karl) What the Basra fighting indicates for troop reductions in Iraq and the risk if troop withdrawals do not resume in the fall discussed.
(Norther Darfur: Bob Woodruff) The search for water in the Darfur region of Sudan featured; scenes shown from a well; details given of one man's scientific search for water there as well as his previous work in Egypt and Libya. [Boston University's Center for Remote Sensing Farouk EL BAZ- explains where to look for water under the sand; shows a water-laden place; states the problems will dissipate if you provide water for everyone; hopes for a thousand wells in northern Darfur.]
(New York: John McKenzie) The story of 31-year-old heart pump patient Selina Gonzalez presented; diagrams of her pump and scenes of her life and the pump shown. [Texas Heart Inst. Dr. Roberta BOGAEV†, Dr. Bud FRAZIER†- talk about improving heart function and using the technology for heart patients.] [GONZALEZ - talks about her life and her son.]
(London: Jim Sciutto) A new jungle wildlife project in which an Indian elephant carries a camera to film the animals featured; scenes shown of the life of tigers filmed by an elephant carrying a camera disguised as a log. [BBC/Animal Planet/Discovery Channel John DOWNER- talks about the project.]