This program is 28 minutes long
(New York: Carl Quintanilla) Growing concern about the economy after investment firm Bear Stearns asked for help from the Federal Reserve Board to avoid collapsing featured; stock value graph shown; consumer price index cited. [MKM Partners Michael DARDA†- notes the fear of a domino effect.] [Consumer Tom GOLDEN comments on gas prices.] [President BUSH – says our economy is going through a tough time.]
(Studio: Ann Curry) Stock Market Report.
(Studio: Ann Curry, David Faber) The outlook for investment and commercial banks and the government bailout of Bear Stearns discussed.
(London: Dawna Friesen) The violent protests in Tibet against Chinese rule featured; photos shown of the chaos in Lhasa; details given of the crackdown on monks; statement from the Dalai Lama quoted. [Voice of “The Economist” James MILES- describes the situation.] [Tibetan government in exile representative to the E.U. Tenzin WANGMO DUNCHU- says we do not know how many were shot or injured.] [Columbia University Robert BARNETT- says Tibetans don’t feel they’re Chinese.] [US State Department spokesman Sean McCORMACK- calls for China to not use force.]
(Jakarta, Indonesia: Ian Williams) Senator Barack Obama’s early years in Jakarta, Indonesia, reviewed; photos shown from his childhood; scenes shown of his old school and house; details given of the excitement in Indonesia over his candidacy. [Former classmates Ruly DASAAD, “WIDIYANTO,” CLASSMATE, childhood friend Daya ZAKIR– talk about young “Barry.”] [Former teacher “EFFENDI” – notes religion played only a small role at the school.] [Political commentator Wimar WITOELER- says Obama’s candidacy confirms romantic ideals that America is the land of opportunity.] [Market VENDOR, STUDENT – support Obama.]
(Washington: Lisa Myers) The political comeback in Iraq of Ahmed Chalabi examined; details given about his role in persuading the US to oust Iraqi President Saddam Hussein; scenes shown of Chalabi with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and with US commander Gen. David Petraeus. [Former CIA official Robert GRENIER- notes Chalabi has a lot of baggage.] [“The Man Who Pushed America to War” author Aram ROSTON- comments on Chalabi’s unreliable sources and his meetings with an Iranian general wanted by the US.]
(Church Point, Louisiana: Don Teague) The economic disaster for Louisiana crawfish farmers featured; details given about the cost of farming vs. the price per pound and the decision to stop harvesting 2 days a week. [Crawfish farmer David SAVOIE- outlines the importance of the crawfish to the area.] [Louisiana Crawfish Farmers Assn. Stephen MINVIELLE- says the farmer is not making money.] [University of Louisiana at Lafayette Dr. Rand RESSLER- reacts to the farmers’ tactic.]
(Los Angeles: George Lewis) Retired teacher Agnes Stevens‘s School on Wheels to help homeless children in Los Angeles keep up in school featured; scenes shown from Skid Row. [11-year-old Brianna AUDINETT- comments.] [STEVENS – says it’s a place of light and warmth; comments on being a voice for the children.] [Homeless mother Edith CEVALA- says her son is in honor classes.]