This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Pete Williams) The biggest-ever case of hacking and identity theft reviewed; details given of charges against Albert Gonzalez and 2 others for stealing debit and credit card numbers and of Gonzalez’s criminal history; corporate victims listed.
(Phoenix: Chuck Todd) Signs that President Obama is considering a compromise on health care reform examined; scenes shown of demonstrations. [Before Veterans of Foreign Wars, OBAMA – states we’re expanding access to veterans’ health care.] [Earlier, OBAMA - says the public option is just one sliver.] [HHS Secretary Kathleen SEBELIUS- says what’s important is choice and competition.] [Former Governor Howard DEAN – pushes for the public option.] [Voice of Senator Charles GRASSLEY- says it isn’t a good deal if he can’t sell it to more Republicans.]
(Washington: Kelly O’Donnell) The option of health insurance co-ops examined; details given of how they would work and political views on why they are good or not. [HealthPartners CEO Mary BRAINERD- says a lower profit motive and lower administrative costs contribute to more affordable health care.] [Former Governor Howard DEAN- opposes co-ops.]
(Kabul: Richard Engel) The unprecedented number of women candidates in Afghanistan’s elections featured; details given about the campaign of pop singer Farida Tarana and the state of women’s rights; scenes shown from inside Kabul’s jail for women, where many women are locked up after running away from their husbands.
(Washington: Norah O’Donnell) The summer vacation for President Obama and his family featured; scenes shown of the family, including Malia and Sasha, at an ice cream shop, whitewater rafting, touring Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Canyon; details given about the girls’ travels. [In Montana, OBAMA – jokes about the “bull” in Washington.]
(Zagreb, Croatia: Martin Fletcher) The return of the band U2 to Bosnia and Herzegovina 12 years after their last concert there, when the region was healing from war, featured; scenes shown from the recent concerts in Zagreb, the earlier shows, where interviews with Sarajevans were broadcast, and of the band members reuniting with Sarajevo survivor Alma Catal; excerpt shown from “Miss Sarajevo,” which stars Catal. [CATAL – recounts her apartment being hit every day during the siege; says U2 gave us a voice and their music united us.] [Singer BONO – says we used our show as an opportunity to broadcast what was happening; says music can thaw the hardest hearts.]