This program is 29 minutes long
(Berlin: Andrea Mitchell) Obama’s speech on the world stage reviewed; scenes shown of the crowd, Obama meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. [In speech, OBAMA - speaks of walls we must tear down; says we’ve made our share of mistakes; says “...this is our time.”] [On his plane, OBAMA – says the world is keenly interested in this election.] The cancellation of Obama’s plans to visit wounded troops in Germany noted.
(Berlin: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Columbus, Ohio: Kelly O’Donnell) Senator John McCain’s campaign featured; scenes shown from German Village in Columbus, Ohio. [In interview, McCAIN – criticizes Obama for the rally in Germany and his position on the Iraq war; states his view on the US presence in Iraq; comments on his search for a running mate and questions about his age.] [Tuesday, McCAIN – says Obama would rather lose a war to win a political campaign.]
(New York: Scott Cohn) The financial troubles for the auto industry examined; the drop in sales for Ford, Chrysler and General Motors cited; details given about Ford’s switch to producing hybrids and subcompacts. [Ford worker Dennis BAXTER†- comments.] [Car buyer Donna FERMINIK‡, Ford dealer Carmelo SCARPACE†, Ford president Alan MULALLY†- comment on fuel efficient cars.] [“Car and Driver” Csaba CSERE†- says the Big 3 put all their eggs in the truck basket.]
(South Padre Island, Texas: Don Teague) The impact of Hurricane Dolly in Texas reviewed; scenes shown of people cleaning up, houses damaged by tornadoes in San Antonio. [South Padre Island residents John and Ginger DANIEL, sea turtle rescuer Lucy GUILLAN, TOURIST - comment.]
(New York: Robert Bazell) A study in the journal “Science” finding that girls do as well as boys in math reviewed; scenes shown from the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth; statistics cited. [University of Wisconsin Janet HYDE- says the idea that boys are better has been around for decades; says you don’t want to waste talent by guiding girls off.] [GIRL – comments.]