This program is 28 minutes long
(Washington: Lisa Stark) The unprecedented drop in driving due to the tougher economic times examined; travel statistics cited; details given about the changing travel habits. [Federal Highway Administration acting administrator James RAY- says travel habits have shifted.] [Commuter Alex FURETTO, Patricia BOYLE - comment.] ["Commuting in America III" author Alan PISARSKI- says people are staying home.] [Golden State University consumer psychologist professor Kit YARROW- sees this as a permanent change.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The decline in income from gasoline taxes with less driving noted.
(Washington: Jake Tapper) The need for presidential candidates Senators John McCain and Barack Obama to focus on the economy examined; scenes shown of McCain in Bakersfield, California; details given about the issues: housing crisis, gas prices, jobs and the economy. [McCAIN - says Americans are suffering from high gas prices.] [OBAMA - talks about the economy.] [ABC News political contributor Matthew DOWD- assesses the two candidates.] [Former SEC chairman William DONALDSON, former Treasury Secretary Paul O'NEILL- offer views on the candidates.] McCain quoted about the deficit spending by President Bush's administration. The emphasis from McCain on oil drilling and from Obama on tax cuts noted.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) McCain's skin surgery today as a precaution while Obama has a sore hip from playing basketball noted. [McCAIN - says melanoma is a preventable occurrence.] [OBAMA - says it is a basketball injury.]
(No location given: Dan Harris) The wildfire near Yosemite National Park in California featured; scenes shown of flames, people moving out, burned-out houses, helicopters, firefighters in the hills and smoke in the distance. [Residents Karla KELLY, Marianna KINGMAN - comment.] [ABC News producer Alyssa LITOFF- shows the destruction of a home and car.] [Firefighter Casey KEIRNAN- worries about their resources.]
(Baghdad: Terry McCarthy) ABC News interview held with multinational forces-Iraq commander Gen. David Petraeus about the war in Iraq. [PETRAEUS - explains why it is hard to prevent female suicide bombings; comments on the situation in Iraq, what Senator Barack Obama has said about the surge, his exchange with Obama, the "continuous assessment" of troops that is driven by conditions on the ground.]
(Washington: Elisabeth Leamy) How part of payroll taxes are supposed to be set aside for Medicare and Social Security examined; details given from a report on tax compliance by businesses with three examples of unpaid taxes cited. [Senator Norm COLEMAN - says taxpayer money is being used for petty cash.] [On the street, two PEOPLE - react.] IRS statement on payroll taxes quoted.
(Mojave, California: Miguel Marquez) The future for space tourism via the "mothership" designed by two aviation mavericks featured; scenes shown from the Mojave desert of the jet named Eve that will carry a spaceship under its massive wings and release it in a low space orbit. [Virgin Galactic owner Sir Richard BRANSON- explains how the spacecraft will work in space.] [Mother Eve BRANSON, MAN - comment.]
(Beijing: Stephanie Sy) The first birthday for the Chinese featured; scenes shown from Beijing of a traditional celebration.
(Nairobi: Dana Hughes) The milestone fifth birthday in Kenya featured; scenes shown of the festivities in Nairobi with a special song in Swahili.
(Jerusalem: Simon McGregor-Wood) The 13th birthday celebration for Jewish boys in Israel featured; scenes shown from the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem where the boys celebrate their bar mitzvah.
(Mexico City: Mike von Fremd) A birthday celebration in Mexico for 15-year-old Janet Maldonado featured; scenes shown from the festivities in Mexico City.
(Jakarta: Margaret Conley) The 17th birthday celebration in Indonesia that symbolizes the graduation from childhood to young adulthood featured; scenes shown from the lavish party in Jakarta for the birthday girl.