This program is 28 minutes long
(Columbia, South Carolina: Jim Axelrod) Former President Bill Clinton’s role in his wife’s presidential campaign featured; details given about his attacks on Senator Barack Obama. [B. CLINTON – says he likes this election because he hasn’t had to be against anybody.] [Former South Carolina Democratic Party chairman Dick HARPOOTLIAN- says Bill Clinton doesn’t understand the boundaries.] [In last night’s Republican debate, Mitt ROMNEY, Rudolph GIULIANI, Senator John McCAIN – attack Senator Hillary Clinton.] The expectations for tomorrow’s voter turnout discussed.
(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.
(Miami: Byron Pitts) The frequent references to former President Ronald Reagan by the Republican candidates in Florida featured. [Senator Mel MARTINEZ- endorses McCain.] [ROMNEY – campaigns on the economy.] [McCAIN, GIULIANI – mention Reagan.] [Republican analyst Ron CHRISTIE- says the candidates are trying to appeal to the conservative base.]
(Los Angeles: Ben Tracy) The wild weather in southern California featured; scenes shown of rescue operations after 2 avalanches outside Los Angeles, hail, flooded streets, the mess from a mudslide; rainfall statistics cited. [MAN, resident Guilaine SANFORD– react.] [KCAL meteorologist Henry DiCARLO- reviews the extreme weather.]
(Pentagon: David Martin) The terror threat in Europe examined; details given of investigations of terror plots linked to Al Qaeda sanctuaries in Pakistan and the US offer to send troops there; scenes shown of terror suspects arrested in Spain for plotting attacks on the Barcelona subway. [Pakistani President Pervez MUSHARRAF – comments.]
(Philadelphia: Randall Pinkston) The increased demand for gold featured. [Consumer Cynthia JONES-SHIRLEY- comments on selling her scrap jewelry.] [MF Global gold trader Kevin GRADY- says in times of turmoil people gravitate towards gold.] [Wolf Jewelers Bob WOLF- cites his profit.] [Garfield Refining Co. president Matt GARFIELD- comments on his business making gold bars.]
(Capitol: Sharyl Attkisson) Claims that Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu used money earmarked for a reading program to attract campaign funds for herself examined; details given about her relationship with Randy Best, founder of the Voyager reading program; statement from Best quoted. [Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington Melanie SLOAN- questions the contributions to Landrieu.] [LANDRIEU – says there was no quid pro quo.]
(Atlanta: Steve Hartman) The story of 8-year-old David Militello, who is a talented singer despite his autism, presented; scenes shown of David singing the national anthem at an NBA game and a Martin Luther King rally in Atlanta. [Harmony children’s choir director Joyce KETCHIE-CANN- comments on David’s ability.] [David’s MOTHER – recalls David started humming at age 2.] [David MILITELLO – says he gets “unstuck” when he sings.]
(Studio: Katie Couric, Steve Hartman) This story and next week’s segment discussed.