This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: Chip Reid) Obama's decision on McChrystal following a magazine article reviewed; details given of the criticism by McChrystal & aides of national security adviser Jim Jones, US special envoy to Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke, Vice President Joe Biden & Obama. [OBAMA - says he accepts McChrystal resignation; states the civilian control of the military: the core of the democratic system.] The timeline for Obama's day in setting up the military & the role of Petraeus outlined. [Senator John McCAIN - praises Petraeus.] [March 27, 2009, & today, OBAMA - speaks about Afghanistan.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: David Martin) The president, his team, the military & policy for the war in Afghanistan examined. [OBAMA - says he will do whatever is necessary.] [Johns Hopkins University Eliot COHEN- calls this a critical moment for Obama, who has been ambivalent about the war.] [Center for a New American Society Richard FONTAINE, Council on Foreign Relations Daniel MARKEY- assess Obama's pick & the long-term proposition for Afghanistan.] [Before Congress, June 15, PETRAEUS - warns about timelines.] What people at the Pentagon are saying about McChrystal & how he had to go discussed.
(Grand Isle: Kelly Cobiella) The setbacks across the Gulf reviewed; scenes shown of oil on the beaches in Pensacola, Florida, trucks to suck oil from the surface & oil in the marshes; details given about the containment cap system problems with diagrams shown, about Judge Martin Feldman, who threw out Obama's drilling ban & the release of some cleaned-up pelicans. [Resident Jamie HAYES- comments.] Coast Guard Adm. Thad ALLEN - comments on the cap.]
(New York: Jeff Glor) A last-minute win for the US at the World Cup soccer match with Algeria featured; scenes shown of the goal scored by Landon Donovan & fans celebrating across the country. [DONOVAN - reacts.]
(London: Mark Phillips) The ongoing ten-hour match at the Wimbledon tennis tournament between John Isner & Nicolas Mahut featured; scenes shown from the match with statistics cited.
(Pentagon: David Martin) A report on the incident two years ago in which Americans were attacked & nine killed at their outpost in Wanat, Afghanistan, featured; scenes shown from Afghanistan, including the voice of Capt. Matthew Myer calling in fire during the battle; details given about earlier investigations into dereliction of duty & the exoneration of all officers. [Parents of soldiers killed at Wanat, Frankie GAY, Carlene CROSS- want answers & accountability.] [Sgt. David ZWICK- reacts to the report.]
(New York: Anthony Mason) The addition of 25 audio recordings to the Library of Congress national registry of recordings that represent the many sounds of America featured; examples of music & other audio played. [Library of Congress Patrick LOUGHNEY†- talks about US cultural history & the "hip" library.] [On the street, two WOMEN - offer suggestions.]