This program is 29 minutes long
(Baghdad: Andrea Mitchell) The high stakes for Obama with his trip to Iraq featured; details given about his opposition to the surge. [July 15, OBAMA – says we can remove troops in 16 months.] [Iraq commander Gen. David PETRAEUS – responds to Obama’s timeline.] [US Ambassador Ryan CROCKER- says we need to sustain the progress.]
(Studio: Ann Curry) Report introduced.
(Studio: Kelly O’Donnell) Senator John McCain’s campaign while the media attention is on Obama featured; details given of his focus on the economy and the travel kit his team prepared for reporters following Obama; scenes shown of McCain at a GM facility in Warren, Michigan, and on Conan O'Brien’s talk show; McCain ad shown. [McCAIN – states he is astonished that Obama has never been to Afghanistan.]
(Islamorada, Florida: Mark Potter) The impact of high diesel fuel prices on charter fishing boat operators featured; scenes shown from the waters around the Florida Keys. [Bud n’ Mary’s Marina owner Richard STANCZYK, charter captains Bill BASSETT, Greg EKLUND- worry about business and passing on costs to customers.]
(Washington: Patty Culhane) The Lioness program, in which female US soldiers volunteer to move to military outposts in Iraq and frisk women passing through checkpoints, featured; photo shown of Lioness Jennifer Parcell, who was killed by a suicide bomber. [Cpl. Megan CAVANAUGH, Cpl. Nicole ESTRADA- comment on their roles.] [Lt. Jennifer CARSON- comments on the increase in female suicide bombers.] [Parcell’s mother Pam SIMON- comments on the sacrifice.]
(San Diego: John Larson) The story of Azim Khamisa, who forgave the family of his son’s killer, 14-year-old gang member Tony Hicks, and founded the Tariq Khamisa Foundation to work against youth violence, presented; excerpts shown from the documentary “Ending the Cycle of Violence”; scenes shown of a young Hicks in court and Khamisa and Hicks’s grandfather Ples Felix talking to kids. [KHAMISA – recalls his son’s funeral; says he will have a job for Hicks at the Foundation.] [FELIX- comments.] [In prison, HICKS – reacts to Khamisa’s forgiveness.]
(New York: Rehema Ellis) The opening of the newest Batman movie “The Dark Knight” featured; excerpts shown; projected box office take cited; photos shown of the late actor Heath Ledger; details given of rising box office sales during economic downturns. [3 FANS – comment.] [Fandango Ted HONG- comments on ticket sales.]