This program is 29 minutes long
(Kabul: Lara Logan) CBS exclusive interview held with visiting Senator Barack Obama about the situation in Afghanistan. [In Kabul, OBAMA - says Afghanistan has to be our central focus in the battle against terrorism; states we have to make it work; suggests the Pakistani government will have to take out the training camps.] The issue of getting extra troops on the ground right now discussed.
(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Critics of the media coverage of Obama's trip noted.
(Studio: Randall Pinkston) The issue of Obama's foreign policy credibility and the lack of "media magic" for Senator John McCain examined; Project for Excellence in Journalism statistics on political coverage of the two cited. [Project for Excellence in Journalism director Tom ROSENSTIEL- says international travel is unusual for presidential candidates; calls it an uneven playing field for McCain.] The major networks interview plans for Obama during his overseas trip noted. [Politico.com writer David MARK- says Republicans are frustrated with the uncritical coverage; notes how McCain goaded Obama into the trip.]
(Washington: Thalia Assuras) The police show of force in Washington, DC, in response to violence in the Trinidad section featured; scenes shown from the streets of a neighborhood in transition; details given about the class action lawsuit against the roadblocks. [Police Chief Cathy LANIER- comments on cowardly crimes.] [Several Trinidad RESIDENTS - offer views on the police checkpoints.] [Plaintiff William ROBINSON - calls the police action unconstitutional.]
(New York: Priya David) The opening weekend record-breaking ticket sales for the new Batman movie "The Dark Knight" featured; movie revenue statistics cited; film clips shown. ["Entertainment Weekly" writer Ari KARPEL- comments on the late Heath Ledger's performance.] [Moviegoer Nicholas ASHBAUGH- comments on attending.]
(Beijing: Celia Hatton) The strict new road rules for Beijing due to the coming Olympic Games in China to clear the foul air featured; scenes shown of the crowded city streets that will alternate odd and even car license plate numbers. [University of Rhode Island environmental science engineer Ken RAHN- says it will come down to daily air flow.]
(Sanford, North Carolina: Mark Strassmann) A training center for dogs for Hollywood featured; scenes shown from near Raleigh, North Carolina, of undiscovered matinee idols and one-take wonder dog, Gracie, who has been in 60 commercials. [Dog owner Carrie JOHNS, Bon-Clyde Learning Center Bonnie BUCHANAN- talk about the dogs.]