This program is about 1 hour long
(Washington: Candy Crowley) Obama, Iraq & the war featured; findings of a CNN poll on the public support of Obama's withdrawal plan; scenes shown of the recent bombing in Baghdad. [OBAMA - says it time to transition to the Iraqis; says we can start bringing ourselves home.] [In Turkey, OBAMA - comments on Iraq policy.] [In CNN interview, Vice President Joe BIDEN - says we are more safe.]
(Studio: Christiane Amanpour) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen & Peter Bergen about Iraq. [GERGEN - says Obama is under pressure to bring the troops home & it was important for him to go there.] [BERGEN - comments on the argument that a smaller US presence will be conducive to the insurgents.]
(Studio: Christiane Amanpour) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen & Peter Bergen about Afghanistan's controversial law & the arrest of an Al Qaeda cell in Saudi Arabia. [BERGEN - talks about Al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia.] [GERGEN - suggests US not be too self-righteous, but we need to make changing this law a condition for propping up the Afghan government; compares the Afghanistan policies of President Bush & Obama with more US civilians going in to help with reconstruction.] [BERGEN - comments on Obama's plan for Afghanistan & the question of what to do about Pakistan, which also has terrible laws about women; suggests there will be a decade-long presence in Afghanistan.]
(Studio: Christiane Amanpour) Amanpour's documentary on Afghan women noted.
(New York: Randi Kaye) The pilot's death wish that led to the incident of the plane violating US air space & being tracked by military planes reviewed; animated map shown with the timetable of events leading up to the arrest in Missouri of Adam Leon, aka Yavuz Berke. [Voice of NORAD spokesman Mike KUCHAREK- comments on the plane.] [WITNESS - describes what happened.] The criminal complaint calling this a suicide move quoted.
(Washington: Joe Johns) The question of US air security against a flying dirty bomb threat examined in light of the flight of a stolen plane into US air space; details given about the 1995 scenario of an Al Qaeda plot to crash bomb planes in the US. [Former Bush homeland security advisor Fran TOWNSEND- outlines the questions to be asked before shooting down a threatening plane.]
(Studio: Christiane Amanpour) A composite picture of all planes in the air over the US right now shown. Live discussion held wit retired pilot & aviation analyst Jim Tilmon about the threat from small planes. [TILMON - comments on the difficultly in security for small planes & the possibility of a suitcase bomb device; calls for a common sense approach.]
(L'Aquila: Paula Newton) Today's aftershock in L'Aquila & the situation for the displaced people reviewed; inset video of rescue efforts shown.
(Studio: Erica Hill) Vermont's passage of a law allowing same-sex marriage; the alleged plot of an assassination attempt against President Obama in Turkey; the decision by a federal judge to throw out the corruption case against former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens & GM's unveiling of the futuristic PUMA vehicle reported.; scenes shown of the tiny car.
(Studio: Erica Hill) The first lady & first grandma profiled; photos shown from "Essence" magazine with quotations from mother Miriam Robinson & daughter Michelle. ["Essence" magazine editor Tatsha ROBERTSON- talks about Robinson's role.] ["Working Mother" magazine president Carol EVANS- says Michelle is a symbol for the working mother.] A statement from President Obama about the strong women in his life quoted.