This program is 28 minutes long
(Ft. Collins, Colorado: Ryan Owens) The sheriff's investigation's determination that the Colorado balloon drama was a hoax dreamed up as a publicity stunt by Richard Heene featured; scenes shown of the damaged balloon & its backyard launch; details given of evidence about the scheme. [Larimer County sheriff's department Sheriff Jim ALDERDEN- says it was a hoax; calls it "bizarre."]
(Kabul: Nick Schifrin) The conclusion that balloting in the Afghanistan presidential election was fraudulent & what it means for the US consideration of sending in more troops examined; details given about how the government instability has fueled the insurgency. [Karzai campaign advisor Maeen MIRSTYAL- charges outside interference.] [On "Face the Nation," White House chief of staff Rahm EMANUEL- comments on the credibility of the Afghan government.] [Opposition candidate Abdullah ABDULLAH- comments.] [Army spokesman Maj. Gen. ABBAS- talks about the problems dealing with the insurgents.]
(White House: David Kerley) The question of whether President Obama is tough enough examined; "Saturday Night Live" satirical skit shown. [On "This Week," White House adviser David AXELROD- defends Obama's leadership.] [White House advisor Valerie JARRETT- comments on the health bill.] [Republican strategist Kevin MADDEN- criticizes the president's hesitation.] [OBAMA - promises to get things done.]
(Studio: Dan Harris) Further coverage on "Nightline" noted.
(New York: JuJu Chang) The latest installment of the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" by Jeff Kinney examined; scenes shown of Kinney reading excerpts & from the book's print & pictures. [Kid Dean MILKEY, Jack CHAIKEN, parent Lindley BOEGEHOLD- react to the character.] [KINNEY - comments on the humor in the book.]