This program is 29 minutes long
(Chicago: Dean Reynolds) The sniping over Senator John McCain’s campaign ad likening Senator Barack Obama to notorious celebrities featured; Quinnipiac University poll cited. [OBAMA - asks if that is the best McCain can come up with.] [McCAIN – says we’re proud of that commercial.] [Racine, Wisconsin, VOTER - wonders if McCain flip-flopped on his call for civility.] [Yesterday in Missouri, OBAMA – mentions references to his funny name and his different look.] Statement from McCain campaign manager Rick Davis that Obama has played the race card quoted. [McCAIN – says there is no place in this campaign for that.] Obama’s Low Road Express Website noted.
(Studio: Katie Couric; Washington: Bob Schieffer) The tenor of the campaign and this week’s “Face the Nation” discussed.
(New York: Jeff Glor) The troubled economy updated; figures on unemployment claims and back-to-school spending cited; Internet ads from Sears and JC Penney shown. [Consumer Paula CORLETTO- comments on saving money.] [Treasury Secretary Henry PAULSON- comments on the stimulus plan.] [Standard and Poor’s economist David WYSS- notes the problem with the stimulus checks.] [Sears’ Richard GERSTEIN, JC Penney’s Mike BOYLSON- comment on challenges for retailers.] NOTE: local weather bulletin interruption.
(New York: Kelly Wallace) The problems for the airline industry featured; statistics on flight delays cited. [Tripplertravel.com Terry TRIPPLER- outlines problems.]
(Washington: Nancy Cordes) The lack of progress in fixing the nation’s bridges examined; footage shown from the tragedy in Minneapolis; statistics on structurally deficient bridges cited; details given of improvements in Missouri and Pennsylvania. [August 2007, Senator Amy KLOBUCHAR- says a bridge in America just shouldn’t fall down.] [Pennsylvania Governor Edward RENDELL- calls for state, local and federal cooperation.] [Virginia Department of Transportation Nicholas ROPER- cites the increase in deficient bridges since last year.] [NTSB chairman Mark ROSENKER- notes more bridges have been strengthened.]
(Scania Base, Iraq: Elizabeth Palmer) The role of US troops in caring for burn victims at a military base in Iraq featured; scenes shown from inside the burn unit, Iraqi families waiting to be admitted and young patients Haider and Fatima; details given about the need to rely on donated supplies due to the medical rules of engagement. [Sgt. Joe BARZESKI- comments on treating 11-year-old Ali and his other patients.]
(Hollywood: Ben Tracy) The threat to Hollywood’s Capitol Tower recording studios from noise from construction of a proposed development next door featured; diagrams shown of the underground echo chambers; song clips played. [Record producer/engineer Al SCHMITT- says the echo chambers are the best in the world.] [Second Street Ventures David JORDON- cites limits on construction.]