This program is 29 minutes long
(Kabul: Jim Sciutto) Senator Barack Obama's visit to Afghanistan featured; scenes shown from his stop in Kuwait and from Afghanistan; details given of his plans to meet with Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai and then go to Iraq. [OBAMA - calls for a clear strategic vision.] Evidence of more foreign fighters in Afghanistan discussed.
(Baghdad: Terry McCarthy) An agreement in Iraq by the major Sunni party to rejoin the Shiite-dominated government after a year-long boycott featured; details given about the drop in violence against US troops and among Iraqi civilians and the improving economy.
(Washington: John Hendren) Where presidential candidates Senators Barack Obama and John McCain stand on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan examined; details given about Obama's highly publicized trip. [OBAMA, McCAIN - offer views.] [This week in radio address, McCAIN, OBAMA - offer their current views.] [Brookings Inst. Michael O'HANLON, American Enterprise Inst. Norm ORNSTEIN- offer assessments.] Statement from Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in "Der Spiegel" backing Obama's plan to withdraw troops in 16 months quoted.
(Studio: David Muir, Mark Halperin) The "I-told-you-so" politics on both sides about the war in Iraq and what McCain's camp can do about the media coverage of the trip discussed. [With Conan O'Brien, McCAIN - comments on Obama's visit to Iraq and Afghanistan.]
(Washington: Rachel Martin) The conversation about Iran's nuclear program with the presence of a US diplomat featured; scenes shown of the delegates in Geneva; details given about the status of US-Iranian relations and about the deal offered to Iran. [European Union foreign policy chief Javier SOLANA- says we offer an opportunity for cooperation with Iran.] [Secretary of State Condoleezza RICE - comments.] [Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Karim SADJADPOUR- comments on getting the representatives in the same room.]
(San Diego: Miguel Marquez) The 15th anniversary of the "don't ask, don't tell" approach to gays in the military set up by President Clinton introduced; ABC News/"Washington Post" poll figures on the view of gay in the military in 1993 and 2008 cited. [Former soldier retired S/Sgt. Eric ALVA- shows his injuries from a land mine; recalls being called a hero by President Bush; calls for a policy change.] Statistics about those forced out of the military cited. [Representative Susan DAVIS- questions the policy.] The views of the two presidential candidates on the military's policy noted. [Senator John McCAIN, Barack OBAMA - offer differing opinions on the policy.] [Retired Army Lt. Col. Robert MAGINNIS- comments on policy.]
(New York: Gigi Stone) The enforcement of the new law in New York City requiring restaurants to post calories of food items on the menu featured. [Several PEOPLE - react.] [NYC health Department Cathy NONAS- says restaurants don't want people to know the calories.] [New York State Restaurant Assn. Chuck HUNT- outlines how patrons will react.]
(Washington: John Cochran) The story of the copyright of the song of "Happy Birthday to You" written by Patty and Mildred Hill featured; scenes shown of various renditions of the song, including one in outer space and of Marilyn Monroe singing to President John F. Kennedy in May of 1962; details given about the income from royalties to Warner Chappell music publishers. [George Washington University law school professor Bob BRAUNEIS- comments on the payment; decides the song in, in fact, in the public domain.]