This program is 28 minutes long
(Kabul: Richard Engel) Obama's visit in Afghanistan featured; scenes shown of his meeting with Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai and with the troops near Kabul; details given about the fighting against militants, warlords and opiate dealers and Obama's plans for more troops in the country. [On Fox, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Adm. Mike MULLEN- questions making troop reductions.] [With the troops, OBAMA - speaks.]
(Baghdad: Andrea Mitchell) The differences in the view on the war in Iraq held by Senators Barack Obama and John McCain on the eve of Obama's visit to Iraq examined; details given of Obama's emphasis on Afghanistan while McCain emphasizes the importance of Iraq in the war on terrorism and of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's call for US troops to withdraw. Why Obama's trip is getting so much media attention discussed.
(Studio: Lester Holt; New York: Steve Liesman) The manageability of the banking crisis, the key elements this week in the housing crisis, the Congressional rescue plan for the giant mortgage institutions Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the drop in gasoline and oil prices discussed.
(Washington: Mike Viqueira) The issue of energy alternatives to oil and gas examined; ad from oil man T. Boone Pickens promoting wind power shown; details given about President Bush's pressure for more oil and of proposals from the Democrats. [MOTORIST - comments.] [On "Meet the Press," former Vice President Al GORE - says we are suckered by the gap we are trapped in.] [BUSH - calls for a lifting of the ban on offshore oil drilling.] [On Thursday, Speaker of the House Nancy PELOSI - criticizes the president.] [CNBC global energy expert Daniel YERGIN- says it cannot be solved overnight.]
(Beijing: Mark Mullen) China's efforts to cut pollution by reducing auto exhaust emissions and shutting down construction projects and factories featured; scenes shown from the roads, subways, sports venues and tourist sites; details given about this year of political and natural disaster turmoil in China. [MAN - praises the subways.]
(Las Vegas: Chris Jansing) How Las Vegas is battling back against the tight economy examined; scenes shown from the city which is trying to re-invent itself again; details given about the ad campaign, hotel discounts, the Website gas discount cards. [R&R Partners Randy SNOW, MGM Mirage spokesman Alan FELDMAN, visitor Russell LOWRIE-HART, Vegas.com CEO Howard LEFKOWITZ- offer views on the situation in Vegas.]
(Supreme Court: Washington: Pete Williams) The story of former teen actor Isaac Lidsky of the teen sitcom "Saved By the Bell," who is now a blind Harvard grad law clerk at the Supreme Court, presented; scenes shown from his TV and real life. [LIDSKY - recalls his misfit role and coming to terms with losing his vision; believes he will see again.] [Wife Dorothy LIDSKY - reacts to his dream coming true.] His role in finding a cure for eyesight diseases through Hope for Vision noted. [University of Pennsylvania researcher Jean BENNETT - recounts Isaac's help in funding.]