This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington; David Wright) The fighting words between the two presidential candidates featured; new McCain political ad suggesting Obama is just a celebrity and Obama's new ad on "the same old politics" shown; statements from both campaigns quoted. [In Colorado, McCAIN - says Obama's words don't mean much.] ["The Rothenberg Political Report" Stuart ROTHENBERG- offers an assessment.] [In Missouri, OBAMA - says we need something new.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson; Washington: George Stephanopoulos) The McCain strategy with these accusations about Obama, how Obama is getting all the attention, the attempt to show the Democratic candidate is not one of us and how voters may respond to the Republican ad discussed.
(Pentagon: Jonathan Karl) The US intelligence belief that some in Pakistan's intelligence service are supporting terrorist groups examined; video shown of an Uzbek terrorism group training in Pakistan. [Former CIA official Bruce RIEDEL- says we need that to end.] The stern message to Pakistan from Joint Chiefs chairman Mike Mullen about Pakistani spies working with the terrorists quoted.
(Jerusalem: Simon McGregor-Wood) The tough challenges facing whoever takes over after Olmert noted.
(Miami: Jeffrey Kofman) The mortgage broker fraud in Florida that helped fuel the national mortgage crisis featured; details given from a "Miami Herald" report on those with criminal records selling mortgages. [Homeowner Candy YOUNG- talks about her dealings with a broker about refinancing.] ["Miami Herald" reporter Matt HAGGMAN- comments on the fraud.] ["Confessions of a Subprime Lender" author Richard BITNER- says we had so much malfeasance.]
(Mariposa, California: Lisa Fletcher) A mother's survival story amidst the devastating wildfire presented; scenes shown from the Red Cross shelter, a burned-down house and a angel statue taken from the ashes. [Fire victim Mary BRIGGS- comments on her situation.]
(Beijing: Stephanie Sy) China's going for the gold at the Olympic Games soon to start in Beijing featured; scenes shown from the Shichaha Sports School where kids practice ping pong and from other sports schools; details given of charges of cheating on the ages of some Chinese athletes.
(New York: David Muir, Sharyn Alfonsi) "The Journal of Happiness" study on the view of happiness held by women and by men examined; graph shown. [Two happy MEN, two WOMEN, COUPLE - offer views on their happiness.]