This program is 29 minutes long
(Baghdad: Andrea Mitchell) Obama’s call for a timeline for the withdrawal of US troops examined; scenes and photos shown of Obama with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and Iraq commander Gen. David Petraeus; details given about security improvements in Iraq. [Maliki spokesman Ali al DABBAGH- says the timetable is after 2010.] [Sunday, OBAMA – says Maliki has indicated he wants a timetable.] [PETRAEUS – says the militia presence is reduced.] [Agricultural engineer Ali FAWZI- worries about what will happen if the US leaves.]
(Studio: Ann Curry) Report introduced.
(Portland, Maine: Kelly O’Donnell) Senator John McCain’s campaign featured; scenes shown from Maine of a picnic in Portland and former President George Bush in Kennebunkport; details given of McCain’s focus on domestic issues while Obama is overseas; TV ad shown; e-mail complaining about the rejection of McCain’s op-ed piece for the "New York Times" quoted. [McCAIN – says he has more experience on the economy than Obama; criticizes Obama on the surge.]
(Studio: Bill Karins) The risk to Texas with the approach of Tropical Storm Dolly featured; maps shown.
(London: Stephanie Gosk) The arrest of former Bosnian Serb president Radovan Karadzic for genocide featured; details given of charges, including the shooting of civilians during the siege of Sarajevo and the massacre at Srebrenica.
(Washington: Pete Williams) The start of the terror trials for detainees at Guantanamo Bay with the case of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's former driver Salim Hamdan, featured. [Attorney General Michael MUKASEY – opposes releasing detainees into the US.] [Lawyer for detainees Vincent WARREN- says we can’t be asking other people to clean up our messes for us.]
(Washington: Lisa Myers) A GAO report finding holes in the system for certifying truckers and bus drivers reviewed; statistics cited; scenes shown of accidents caused by drivers with medical issues. [Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Gerald DONALDSON- says they present a lethal threat.] [Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration John HILL- comments on rules to identify drivers as medically unqualified.] [American Trucking Assn. David OSIECKI- says medical standards can and should be strengthened.]
(Reykjavik, Iceland: Robert Bazell) Research by deCODE genetics, Inc. in Iceland on genes linked to common diseases reviewed; details given about the known family associations of Icelanders. [Icelandic woman “SISI” – comments.] [deCODE's Dr. Gudmunder BENEDIKTSSON††- notes Icelanders are pleased to participate in the study.]
(Studio: Ann Curry) Tomorrow’s segment previewed.
(Beijing: Mark Mullen) The effort in China to clear the polluted air before the Olympics featured; details given about new regulations, including driving restrictions and factory shutdowns; scenes shown.
(Washington: Amy Robach) Corporate blogs featured. [MAN – comments.] [Marriott Hotels CEO Bill MARRIOTT†- jokes that he can't type.] [WOMAN – says they need to be open and honest.] [“Wired” magazine Daniel ROTH†- says people feel a part of the company and keep buying.] [Coca-Cola archivist Phil MOONEY††- says it gives us the opportunity to have social interaction.]