This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Chip Reid) The view of the budget from the presidential candidates examined; details given from Senator Barack Obama's economic plan and about Senator John McCain's economic advisers; scenes shown of Obama with his economic experts. [In a California oil field, McCAIN - promotes offshore drilling; calls Obama the "Dr. No" of the energy future.] [OBAMA - comments.]
(Los Angeles: Sandra Hughes) The economic shortfalls on Main Street across the country featured; statistics on New York City's projected shortfall and the budget crunch on the state level cited; scenes shown from a worker protest in Sacramento, California. [On the street, MAN - comments.] [California state worker Yvonne WALKER- comments on the working people.] [National Conference of State Legislatures Corina ECKI- blames the housing market.]
(Los Angeles: Bill Whitaker) The wildfire in California near Yosemite National Park featured; scenes shown of cars leaving, flames and firefighters. [El Portal resident David HUMPHREY, firefighter Josh CAMPBELL, California department of forestry and fire protection Mike MOHLER- react to the fire situation.] California's record spending for fighting wildfires this year noted.
(Pentagon: David Martin) CBS KHOU affiliate investigation into the tactics used in military recruiting examined; threatening phone calls to recruits from Sgt. Glenn Marquette and Sgt. Thomas Kelt played. [Former Army recruits Irving GONZALES, Eric MARTINEZ- talk about their cases.]
(North Carolina and studio: Armen Keteyian) A look at the payday lending industry presented; TV ad shown; details given about how the payday loan process with high interest works and how lenders target borrowers. [Loan borrower Mary BATES - calls it an endless cycle for poor people.] [Former industry worker Terrence JENT- comments on the loan process.] [Community Financial Services Assn. Lyndsey MEDSKER- defends the payday loan system.]
(Studio: Jon LaPook) Study findings on the treatment of dementia with cholesterol-lowering statin drugs examined. [University of Michigan Mary HAAN, NYU school of medicine Dr. Gayatri DEVI- say statins might prevent the disease.] The need for more studies of statins and what people can do to prevent Alzheimer's/dementia discussed.