This program is 29 minutes long
(Basra: Paul Wood) The bloody fighting in Basra being carried out by the Iraqi army against the Shiite militants featured; scenes shown from the streets.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: Jonathan Karl) The days of rage in Baghdad featured; scenes shown of protests in the streets of Sadr City; details given about the rocket impact on the US embassy and the Green Zone. [President BUSH - says the Iraqi government is committed to protecting them.] The view of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on a cease-fire discussed.
(Washington: Jake Tapper) The views of all three presidential Candidates, Senators Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain, on the economy examined; details given about the housing proposals from Obama, Clinton and McCain. [OBAMA - says we failed to guard against financial practices of manipulation.] [CLINTON - comments on unnecessary home foreclosures.] [McCaIN - says he will not play politics with the housing crisis.] [University of Maryland professor Peter MORICI- says there is no good answer.] The politiCal statement from all three noted.
(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The shootings at cars on a remote strip of I-64 in Virginia featured; details recalled of the 2002 sniper attacks in the Washington, DC, area. [Virginia state police Col. Steven FLAHERTY- comments on where shots were fired.]
(New York: Sharyn Alfonsi) The travel trouble around the country due to problems with the MD-80 jets featured; details recalled of the FAA fining of Southwest for not keeping maintenance records up to do for the aging fleet. [At the airport, three PASSENGERS - react.] [Flight Safety Foundation president/CEO William VOSS- comments on the repairs; states the US fleet is getting older.]
(Beijing: Stephanie Sy) The tour of Tibet offered by China offered to a handful of journalists featured; scenes shown of damages in Tibet and of Tibetan monks at the temple in Lhasa who spoke out about conditions imposed by the Chinese. [Voice of "Financial Times" Geoff DYER- says the monks were agitated; describes what happened as the reporters were pulled away.]
(Washington: David Kerley) A new device that links GPS systems to enable drivers to know about traffic ahead featured; scenes and animations shown from the highway of the "Dash" system based on data from other drivers. [DRIVER, Dash's Mark WILLIAMSON- talks about the data system.] [CNET.com editor-at-large Brian COOLEY- comments on making changes in traffic.]
(Manchester, England: Nick Watt) American cyclist Taylor Phinney, who qualified for the Olympic Games after being inspired by his father, David, an Olympic medalist in '84, profiled; scenes shown from the cycling track in Manchester, England. [Taylor PHINNEY - says his father inspires him.] [Father David PHINNEY - talks about cycling and his Parkinson's disease.] [Cycling coach Neal HENDERSON†- talks about Taylor.]