This program is 28 minutes long
(Yayledagi, Turkey: Elizabeth Palmer) The crackdown against anti-government protestors featured; YouTube videos shown of the protests; scenes shown of refugees at Yayledagi camp in Turkey, a civilian being kicked in the street, a wounded man in the hospital; details given about atrocities by the Syrian military. The escalation of the unrest with helicopter gunships firing on the crowds and the efforts of Syrian troops to keep refugees from fleeing discussed.
(Studio: Scott Pelley) The killing of 5000 people by Assad’s father, Hafez al-Assad, during a revolt in 1982 noted.
(Pentagon: David Martin) The harsh words about NATO from Robert Gates during his last overseas trip as Secretary of Defense reviewed; statistics on defense spending by NATO nations cited; maps shown. [GATES – states American taxpayers are bearing 75 percent of the financial burden; criticizes NATO missions in Libya and Afghanistan; comments on the grim, dismal future for the alliance.]
(Springerville, Arizona: Bill Whitaker) The battle against the fire updated; scenes shown of smoke and flames. [Eagar firefighter Steven VICKERS- talks about the size of the fire and the impact of the wind; says we’re protecting our own houses.]
(Washington: Nancy Cordes) The procrastination of Congress on the debt ceiling issue examined; details given about the Congressional habit of waiting until the last minute. [Representative Austin SCOTT- says we’ll stay here day and night to get the job done.] [Former Federal Reserve Board member Laurence MEYER- says it’s playing with fire.] [Representative Chris VAN HOLLEN- says it’s like playing Russian Roulette with a fully loaded revolver.]
(Elmont, New York: Jim Axelrod) The doping of race horses with Lasix, a legal drug that eliminates excess fluid and causes them to lose weight on race day, examined. [Trainer Bill BONIFACE- says 95 percent don’t need it.] [Horseman Arthur HANCOCK- worries about the genetic impact.] [New York State Racing and Wagering Board chairman John SABINI- describes what is banned.] The upcoming summit by the thoroughbred industry discussed.
(Charlotte, North Carolina: Kelly Cobiella) The recollections of the passengers of US Airways Flight 1549 that landed in the Hudson River in New York City 2½ years ago featured; scenes shown of the plane arriving in Charlotte, North Carolina on a truck. [Passenger Laura ZYCH- reacts to seeing the plane; says it saved her and fellow passenger Ben Bostic.] [Passenger Dave SANDERSON- recounts what happened; describes the impact on his daughter.]