This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Jim Avila) How Americans are taking control of their own personal budgets examined; credit debt and savings statistics cited; details given about budget changes to save money. [In Fairfax, Virginia, Joanna HUSSEIN - comments on family changes.] ["In Cheap We Trust" author Lauren WEBER†- says Americans are scared.] [Cornell University professor Robert FRANK†- says families have to change up their balance sheets.]
(Peosta, Iowa: Jake Tapper) The challenge from new swaggering Republican presidential candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry to President Obama examined; scenes shown of him in Iowa meeting the people; details given about Perry's background and his conservative message. [PERRY - asks Obama how to fix the economy; criticizes Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke for playing politics; addresses the Tea Party.] [On CNN, OBAMA - comments on Perry.] The criticism of Perry's comments on Bernanke from former Bush adviser Karl Rove noted.
(Studio: Diane Sawyer, George Stephanopoulos) What Donald Trump had to say about Perry and the '12 campaign discussed. [TRUMP - calls Perry an impressive guy.]
(Studio: Diane Sawyer) The president's bus for his tour in the Midwest described; diagrams shown.
(New York: Sharyl Alfonsi) The arrest in the US of investment banker Paul Peters‡ in the Australian bomb hoax involving Madeleine Pulver featured; virtual view shown of the incident in which a device was locked around Pulver's neck; details given about the attempt to extort money from Maddy's father and the evidence against Peters. [Victim's father William PULVER†- reacts.]
(Studio: Brian Ross) The criminal activities of flash mob violence examined; surveillance scenes of an attack on a Washington, DC, convenience store and raids in Las Vegas, St. Paul and Philadelphia shown. [National Retail Federation Joseph LaROCCA†- says the incidents can turn violent.] [Philadelphia Mayor Michael NUTTER†- reacts.] The serious nature of the flash mob problem discussed.
(New York: Linsey Davis) How hot and cold temperature can cause prescription drugs to break down examined. [Allergy sufferer Stephen WILSON†, "New York Times" columnist Walecia KONRAD†- comment on his medicine.] [UTHealth Medical School Dr. Grant FOWLER†- says medicines are designed for room temperature.] Advice for protecting medicine outlined on screen.
(No location given: Dan Harris) A family album of jungle animals presented; scenes shown of photos of various elusive animals in the wild. [Conservation International Jorge AHUMADA†- comments.] The reporter's various attempts to see wild animals shown.