This program is 29 minutes long
(Berlin: Mark Phillips) Presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama’s speech in Berlin, Germany, featured; scenes shown of the crowd and of President Ronald Reagan saying “tear down this wall” in 1987. [OBAMA - says he speaks as a citizen; comments on views of Europe and America; speaks of walls we must tear down; says we can stand with the majority of Muslims who reject extremism.] [German Marshall Fund of the US Constanze STELZENMUELLER†- says he can’tafford to be seen as pandering to Europeans.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) Senator John McCain shown at a German restaurant in Columbus, Ohio. [McCAIN – says he would prefer to give a speech in Germany as president rather than as a candidate.] The cancellation of McCain’s trip to a Louisiana oil rig due to Hurricane Dolly noted.
(Studio: Katie Couric, Jeff Greenfield) Obama’s speech as an appeal to US voters and his enthusiastic welcome discussed.
(San Benito: Hari Sreenivasan) Dolly’s impact in Texas reviewed; scenes shown of flooding in San Benito, relief workers passing out ice; amateur video shown of the storm on South Padre Island; statistics on damage and power outages cited. [Hurricane victims Estela HERNANDEZ, Stephen MURPHY, “LISA”; Terry LYNN- comment.]
(Chicago: Randall Pinkston) The disproportionate number of African Americans with AIDS examined; CDC statistics cited. [Black AIDS Institute founder Phill WILSON- comments on the early misrepresentation of AIDS as a white gay men’s disease.] [AIDS patient Ida BYTHER-SMITH- says people are dying because they can’t get medicine.] The focus of the presidential candidates on AIDS in Africa noted.
(Los Angeles: Ben Tracy) The hard times for home sellers due to the credit crunch featured; tips for selling outlined. [Homeowner Mitch JACOVES- comments.] [University of Southern California Delores CONWAY- says lenders have tightened their criteria.] [Real estate agent Zee SPEZZANO- says prices are changing rapidly.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) Tomorrow’s segment previewed.
(New York: Kelly Wallace) A study finding that girls do as well as boys in math reviewed. [Students Cara GEIGER, Alexandra ALMANZAR- comment.] [University of Wisconsin Janet HYDE- says stereotypes may guide a girl away from taking math courses.]
(Washington: David Martin) The retirement of Chesty the bulldog from his post as the Marine Corps Silent Drill Team mascot featured; scenes shown. [Marine Gunnery Sgt. William DIXON- shows Chesty’s disciplinary record for falling asleep at rehearsal.] [Chesty’s owners Gunnery Sgts. Michael and Kristen MERGEN- describe Chesty’s one and only job and his refusal to sit at a ceremony honoring Defense Secretary Robert Gates.]