This program is 29 minutes long
(Denver: Kelly O’Donnell) Senator John McCain’s new campaign ad mocking Senator Barack Obama’s popularity featured; ad juxtaposing Obama with celebrities Britney Spears and Paris Hilton shown; statements from both campaigns quoted. [In Aurora, Colorado, McCAIN – praises Obama; campaigns.] [In Missouri, OBAMA – responds.]
(Studio: Brian Williams; Washington: Chuck Todd) McCain’s ad and speculation over running mates discussed.
(Hackensack, New Jersey: Trish Regan) The end of an era with the big three automakers cutting back on car leasing featured; declines in sales of used SUVs and trucks cited. [Lessee Diana TURLIP- comments.] [“Consumer Reports” David CHAMPION- comments on the difficulty in reselling leased cars.] [Chrysler dealer Alan HELFMAN- comments.]
(Mariposa, California: John Larson) The battle against a wildfire near Yosemite National Park in California reviewed; scenes shown of firefighters, flames, burned-out cars and homes, planes and helicopters; California spending on firefighting cited. [US Forest Service fire department Capt. Scott NEWQUIST, evacuee Maureen COREA, TOURIST, San Jose resident John McDONALD, homeowner Katrina STONE- comment.]
(Studio: George Lewis) The reporter’s diagnosis of prostate cancer recounted; scenes shown of him undergoing proton therapy and with a support group at Loma Linda University Medical Center. [“You Can Beat Prostate Cancer” author Robert MARCKINI††- says he won’t die from this.] [Loma Linda’s Lynn MARTELL††- says people talk about a radiation vacation here.]
(Studio: Brian Williams, George Lewis) The importance of testing for early detection discussed.
(Washington: Lisa Myers) The deaths of US soldiers in Iraq from electrocution in barracks showers due to shoddy electrical work examined; photo shown of victim S/Sgt. Ryan Maseth; scenes shown from a House hearing. [Maseth’s mother Cheryl HARRIS- reacts.] [To Representative Tom Davis, KBR, Inc. Tom BRUNI- denies responsibility.] [Representative Stephen LYNCH- says there is no effort to bring those buildings up to standards.]
(Fairfax County, Virginia: Anne Thompson) The generation of electricity from recycled trash featured; scenes shown from Fairfax, Virginia. [Fairfax Department of Solid Waste Charles FORBES- says it’s cost effective and environmentally friendly.] [Covanta Energy Jim KLECKO- explains the process.] [Covanta Energy CEO Tony ORLANDO- says the benefits are energy from waste.] [Sierra Club Ed HOPKINS- talks trash.]