This program is 29 minutes long
(Silver Spring, Maryland: Wyatt Andrews) The dramatic hostage standoff at the Discovery Channel building outside Washington, DC, featured; scenes shown from outside in Silver Spring, Maryland; details given about the background of gunman James Lee & his Website that made demands on the Discovery Channel. [Evacuee Christ THOMAS- describes what happened.] [Montgomery County police chief Thomas MANGER- describes what happened & the resulting police action.]
(Kill Devil Hills: Kelly Cobiella) Earl's approach to the East coast featured; scenes shown of damages in the Caribbean & people & tourists evacuating in North Carolina. [EVACUEE, tourist Karen VITAGLIANO- comment.]
(Studio: Harry Smith; Miami: David Bernard) The course of this hurricane discussed; weather maps & computer models of the route shown.
(Studio: Anthony Mason) The battle in Congress over whether to extend President Bush's tax cuts for high-income earners examined; details given about President Obama's tax proposal. [Darien, Connecticut, lumber yard owner Dave CAMPBELL, Moody's economy.com economist Mark ZANDI, Jeffries & Co. David ZERVOS- comment on the Bush tax cuts & whether they should be kept.] [On August 1, former Federal Reserve Board chairman Alan GREENSPAN- offers his view on taxes.]
(White House: Bill Plante) President Obama's entry in the Middle East peace process examined; scenes shown from the West Bank, where Palestinians gunned down Israelis & from the White House of Obama with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak & Jordan's King Abdullah; details given about the peace issues. [OBAMA - says the goal is to end the conflict.] [Washington Inst. for Near East Policy David MAKOVSKY- offers perspective on peace efforts.]
(Studio: Jon LaPook) The findings of a study in the "New England Journal of Medicine" about the link betwween Meridia & heart attack/stroke risk examined; NEJM editorial quoted. [NY Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Dr. Louis ARONNE- talks about the use of Meridia.]
(Washington: Seth Doane) The future for Iraq after the US troops leave featured; scenes shown from Washington, DC, of Iraqi college students taking part in a summer exchange program funded by the State Department to give them a glimpse into how American diversity works. [In Washington, Iraqis Hasan TALIB, Veyan AGHA, Flona FAREED- comment on American government, values & the questions they are asked.]