This program is 29 minutes long
(Miami: Jeffrey Kofman) The amazing rescue of 15 hostages in the jungles of Colombia featured; aerial video and animated diagram of the helicopter rescue and photos of three American military contractors shown; details given about the 40-year war with the FARC guerrillas. [In file video, hostage Keith STANSELL†- speaks on the conditions.] [Florida International University professor Eduardo GAMARRA†- calls it a crowning achievement for US involvement in Colombia.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Senator John McCain's trip to Colombia noted.
(Cartagena, Colombia: David Wright) McCain's free trade trip examined; scenes shown of McCain on a drug trafficking boat. [On his plane, McCAIN - calls Obama as anti-free trade; comments on what retired Gen. Wesley Clark said about his war record.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The shakeup in McCain's campaign staff with Steve Schmidt taking over day-to-day operations noted.
(Studio: Charles Gibson, Betsy Stark) The impact of oil prices on the stock market reviewed and the dismal economic spiral predicted to go into 2009 and beyond discussed.
(New York: Dan Harris) A technology boom to create new and efficient energy products examined; details given about materials that can be turned into new sources of fuel in this "green gold rush." [Venture capitalist Steve JURVETSON- calls it a gold rush of speculation.] Work on hydrogen, electric and hybrid cars and water bottles made from plants instead of plastic outlined. [Technology forecaster Paul SAFFO- says the technologies take time to deploy.]
(Qingdao, China: Stephanie Sy) The massive efforts in China to eliminate the algae in the waters off Qingdao where Olympic Games water events will be held featured; scenes shown of the massive algae invasion, efforts to save the sailing competition area and piles of the hairy algae. [US men's sailing team coach Nigel COCHRANE, sailing team's Debbie CAPOZZI- comments on this stuff and their boats.]
(Ann Arbor, Michigan: Ryan Owens) The growth of retirement communities with direct ties to universities and of Websites catering to retirees featured. [Living on the University of Michigan campus, retirees Karl and Karen GOTTING- express their approach to retirement to a campus.] [82-year-old blogger Millie GARFIELD - talks about reaching out via blogging.]
(Stafford County, Virginia: John Donvan) The digging up of President George Washington's boyhood house featured; scenes shown from the site and fragments from and of the house. [Virginia Governor Tim KANE†- says the original site and design of the home has been discovered.] [Lead archaeologist David MURACA††- comments.]