This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Savannah Guthrie) NASA’s confirmation of the discovery of water on Mars featured; animation of the Phoenix lander collecting ice shown. [University of Arizona co-investigator William BOYNTON- notes water is a condition for life.]
(CNBC headquarters: Trish Regan) Reaction to Exxon’s profits examined; earnings per minute and per second and the increase in oil prices cited; details given about where the money goes. [3 DRIVERS – react.] [American Petroleum Institute John FELMY- defends the profits.] [Senator Barack OBAMA – criticizes the energy policy.] [Senator John McCAIN – pushes for offshore drilling.]
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The campaign bickering between Senators John McCain and Barack Obama reviewed; McCain ad likening Obama to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton and Obama’s Low Road Express Website ad shown; details given of McCain’s accusation that Obama played the race card. [Racine, Wisconsin, VOTER – questions McCain’s ad.] [McCAIN – says we’re proud of that commercial.] [OBAMA – asks if that is the best McCain can come up with.] [Yesterday in Missouri, OBAMA – mentions references to his funny name and his different look.] [Political analyst David GERGEN, Democratic strategist Robert SHRUM- note the risk to McCain’s campaign.]
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) Efforts to address sexual assault in the military featured; figures on assaults on female troops and courts martial of accused rapists cited; details recalled of the murder of pregnant Marine Maria Lauterbach††. [Red Cross worker Ingrid TORRES††- testifies about being raped.] [Representative Jane HARMAN†- says women in the military are more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by an enemy in Iraq.] [Mother Mary LAUTERBACH††- says there will be more victims.] [Representative Christopher SHAYS†- criticizes the Defense Department’s response.] [Army Lt. Gen. Michael ROCHELLE†- says the Army treats sexual assault very seriously.]
(Studio: Robert Bazell) Medical research on pills that provide the benefits of exercise without the effort in lab mice examined. [Salk Institute Ronald EVANS- describes the effects of the pill.] This report discussed.
(Beijing: Richard Engel) The controversy over China’s decision to limit Internet access for journalists covering the Olympic Games featured; scenes shown from the press center in Beijing; details given of China’s effort to not embarrass itself, including fashion advice. [REPORTERS – react.] [danwei.org Jeremy GOLDKORN- describes how he gets around the firewall; says the foreign media is whining.] [Foreign Correspondents Club Jonathan WATTS- says it’s a clash of media cultures.]
(Florida Keys: Mark Potter) The measures taken by Florida fishing guides to protect themselves against the sun’s rays, which can cause skin cancer, featured. [Florida Keys Outfitters owner Sandy MORET, guide Bob LeMAY, saltwater fishing guide Dave DENKERT- comment on the dangers of the sun and melanoma.] [University of Miami-Sylvester Cancer Center Dr. Robert KIRSNER- calls for more screening.] [Worldwide Sportsman general manager Doug BERRY- comments on clothing with built-in sunscreen.]