This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Charles Gibson; Washington: George Stephanopoulos) The irony of the poll numbers on the public option, the problem for Republicans as evidenced by the numbers & the president's high rating as commander-in-chief discussed.
(Kabul: Nick Schifrin) Afghanistan as a country in crisis after President Hamid Karzai rejected a runoff election examined; details given of the options & how the political vacuum is fueling the insurgents. [Karzai campaign adviser Moin MARASTYAT- says we reject a second round of elections.] [Former US ambassador to Afghanistan Zalmay KHALILZAD- says the most likely outcome is a unity government.] [Restaurant owner Obaidullah ALAM- says everyone is waiting for a decision in the election.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson; White House: Jake Tapper) The White House concern about what Karzai will do about the two options, including a unity government, which would be easier than a runoff election, & the role of US troops in nation building discussed.
(Los Angeles: Brian Rooney) The decision to leave legalities to the states, like California, featured; scenes shown of marijuana dispensaries all over Los Angeles. [Dr. Allan FRANKEL- says he is "trading" drugs.] A statement from Texas Representative Lamar Smith about the Justice Department decision quoted. [Los Angeles city attorney Carmen TRUTANICH- says California has been the wild, wild West.] [The Farmacy's Joanna LAFORCE- says it needs to go into a pharmacy-like dispensary.]
(Ft. Collins, Colorado: Ryan Owens) The coming criminal charges against the Heene family for concocting the "balloon boy hoax" featured; scenes shown of the balloon flight in Ft. Collins, Colorado; details given about the plot designed to generate publicity to get the family a reality TV show, [Larimer County sheriff's department Sheriff Jim ALDERDEN- says they put on a show; calls this "bizarre."] [Heene attorney David LANE- comments.] [Syracuse University TV/pop culture professor Robert THOMPSON- says fame is a powerful narcotics.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The status of children in Colorado reviewed; statistics cited.
(Ruckersville, Virginia: Lisa Stark) Technology that could prevent vehicle crashes examined; scenes shown of car crash tests, including a collision Warning system, blind spot or lane departure warning & adaptive headlights. [Insurance Inst. for Highway Safety Adrian LUND- says crashes can be prevented.] [Ford safety engineer Stephen KOZAK- calls this the game changer with sensor technology.]
(Ft. Myer, Virginia: Bob Woodruff) The new mission for the Army's Caisson Platoon that has long escorted the nation's fallen to their final resting places, in helping the wounded recover featured; scenes shown from
(Ft. Myer, Virginia, of the injured soldiers riding horses for physical & mental therapy. [Caisson Platoon Equine Assisted Program Larry PENCE, Mary Jo BECKMAN, amputee Army S/Sgt. Mike CAIN, brain injured Vincent SHORT, Old Guard Caisson Platoon Cpl. Christopher LEONARD- comment on the horse program.]