This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Nancy Snyderman) The call from the American Academy of Pediatrics for cholesterol screening for overweight children or those with a family history of heart disease examined; details given about treatments involving weight management and statin drugs. [Teen James MASHAD- worries about his health.] [Mt. Sinai Medical Center pediatric cardiologist Dr. Ira PARNESS- says it’s a tool in the war against coronary artery disease.]
(Goleta, California: George Lewis) The battle against the wildfires in California updated; scenes shown of hotshot crews setting backfires near Santa Barbara, planes dropping water and retardant at Big Sur, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger touring ruins; diagram shown to illustrate the impact of the weather. [Hotshot crew supervisor Jimmy AVILA†- comments.] [KNBC weathercaster Fritz COLEMAN†- states the winds will be a problem.] [SCHWARZENEGGER – reacts to victims’ losses.]
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The Pentagon’s response to the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan featured; scenes shown of the USS Abraham Lincoln, which was ordered to the Arabian Sea so war planes can fly combat missions over Afghanistan; details given of the extension of the mission of US Marines.
(St. Louis: Lee Cowan) The scare for Senator Barack Obama when his campaign plane made an unscheduled landing reviewed; radio transmission from the pilot played. [On the plane, OBAMA – comments on the incident.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(New York: Andrea Mitchell) The plans for the economy from Obama and Senator John McCain compared; details given about their positions on taxes, trade and the federal deficit. [McCAIN, OBAMA – say they will not raise taxes.] [Economist Fred BERGSTEN- says they are proposing short-term fixes.]
(New York: Anne Thompson) Programs to reduce commuting to help employees, businesses and the environment featured; details given about 4-day work weeks with longer workdays and telecommuting centers; examples cited; statistics cited. [Utah Governor Jon HUNTSMAN- comments on his state’s program.] [Replacements, Ltd. worker April WALKER – cites her savings in gas costs.] [Replacements, Ltd. president Scott FLEMING- outlines the advantages.] [Natural Resources Defense Council Richard KASSEL- notes the environmental benefit from less driving.]
(Washington: Tom Costello) The trend away from cars towards bicycles featured; scenes shown of lots of cyclists in Portland, Oregon; statistics cited; details given about the bike rental share program in Washington, DC. [Lawyer Sean BANNON- cites the environment and the price of gas.] [Bicycle Transportation Alliance Scott BRICKER- notes more places are catering to bicyclists.] [Oregon Representative Earl BLUMENAUER- comments on increasing pressure to bike.] [League of American Bicyclists Andy CLARKE- says we want to see every community made more bicycle-friendly.] [CYCLIST – comments on his “Portland” bike.]
(New York: Amy Robach) 41-year-old American swimmer Dara Torres, who has qualified for her 5th Olympic Games, profiled; scenes shown from the pool and gym and with her daughter. [Olympic swimmer Michael PHELPS- says he calls her “mom.”] [Coach Michael LOHBERG- notes the impact on women and middle-aged people.] [Mother Gayle CRUTCHFIELD- reacts.] [TORRES – responds to drug use suspicions.]