This program is 28 minutes long
(White House: Jake Tapper) President Obama's decision on a war plan for Afghanistan previewed; details given about the number of troops to be announced next week, the cost of the war, a request for more troops from NATO; photos of Obama's war council meetings shown. [OBAMA - says it is his intention to finish the job in Afghanistan; states we will dismantle the enemy; asserts the American people will hear a clear rationale.] ABC News/"Washington Post" poll figures on the view of how Obama is handling Afghanistan cited.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The problem of getting more troops to Afghanistan introduced.
(Afghanistan: Martha Raddatz) What the troops will do there, the problems of getting equipment there, the lack of infrastructure & dangerous terrain featured; map shown. [Inst. for the Study of War Kimberly KAGAN- outlines the role for the troops with the Afghan people in the communities.] [4th Battalion; 3rd Brigade; 10th Mountain Div. Lt. Col. Michael GABEL- hopes the people will back the Afghan government.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson; Washington: George Stephanopoulos) How Obama will have to sell the war to the people weary of it & to the Democrats in Congress, how it will be all about the cost of this war, the debate over where to put the funding & the lack of support for a tax to pay for it discussed.
(Studio: David Muir) The different views about the state of the housing market examined; details given about homeowners owing more than their home is worth. [First American CoreLogic real estate economist Mark FLEMING, Mesirow Financial economist Diane SWONK- offer views on housing.] Home price statistics cited. [In a Phoenix neighborhood, realtor Sheri McBROOM- cites the number of homes on the market & homes sold.] The need for more jobs to sustain a real housing turnaround noted.
(New York: Dan Harris) The reasons for the recall of so many products made for children examined; details given about he lack of safety standards. [Kids in Danger director Nancy COWLES- says product safety testing is not required; states the industry stands in the way.] [Consumer Federation of America product safety Rachel WEINTRAUB- says consumers believe there are standards.] [Parent Michelle WITTE- wants mandatory safety checks.] [Safetymom.com Alison RHODES- defends manufacturers.]
(Washington: David Wright) The first state dinner hosted by President Obama in honor of the prime minister of India previewed; scenes shown from the White House while the preparations, decorations, menu & the entertainment are explained. [First Lady Michelle OBAMA - defines the state of getting ready.]
(Irisberg, Vermont: John Berman) The complicated battle in Vermont to save a moose named Pete featured; scenes shown of Pete, who is being raised on a hunting preserve where people pay to shoot elk & of protests on both sides of the issue. [Moose caretaker/farmer David LAWRENCE - talks about Pete.] [Vermont department of fish & wildlife commissioner Wayne LAROCHE- says its is illegal to posses wildlife & Pete has to be dealt with.]