This program is 29 minutes long
(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) The Supreme Court ruling in favor of Walmart in the sex discrimination class action lawsuit brought by female workers examined. [Plaintiff Betty DUKES- says if you are a major corporation you have the advantage.] [Walmart lawyer Theodore BOUTROS- says their legal theory doesn’t hold water.] [Lawyer for employees Joseph SELLERS- says we’re not going to let down a million and a half women.] [Supreme Court expert Tom GOLDSTEIN- states you can’t bring a class action lawsuit by surveys or ideas about corporate culture.]
(Sierra Vista, Arizona: Miguel Almaguer) The battle against the wildfires in the West updated; scenes/photos shown of flames from the Monument fire near Sierra Vista, Arizona, a fire near Houston, pets in shelters; statistics on acres destroyed by fire this year cited; map shown. [Evacuee Barbara REEVES- worries about her house.] [US Forest Service chief Thomas TIDWELL- says the changing climate is one of the factors.]
(Tripoli: Stephanie Gosk) The tension over the NATO mission in Libya featured; details given about air strikes that killed civilians; scenes shown of buildings destroyed by NATO bombs. [Libyan government spokesman Moussa IBRAHIM- says it’s a crime of humanity.] [NATO Secretary General Andres FOGH RASMUSSEN- says we do all we can to avoid civilian casualties.]
(Johannesburg: Kristen Welker) First Lady Michelle Obama’s trip to Africa with her mother and daughters reviewed; scenes shown of them landing in Pretoria, South Africa; map shown. [Historian Carl Sferrazza ANTHONY- says this trip will allow her to shine on her own.] [In Ghana in 2009, President OBAMA – says development depends on good governance.] [Brookings Institution Melvin AYOGU- says it will be a signal that the US administration is focused on Africa’s growth and development.] [Center for Strategic and International Studies Jennifer COOKE- comments on the plan for them to tour Robbeneiland, the jail where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, and Michelle’s talk on HIV/AIDS.] The fascination with the travels of First Ladies noted; footage shown.
(New York: Robert Bazell) A study on food allergies in children examined; details given about the most common allergies and the theory that kids are not exposed to certain foods early in life. [Mother Kristen LAU- outlines the challenges.] [National Jewish Health Dr. David FLEISCHER- says the study shows the prevalence of severe reactions was high.]
(New York: Mike Taibbi) The cultural divide over religion, race and humor featured; details given of the criticism of the omission by NBC Sports of the words “under God” in a montage of children reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, Republican distress over a comedian impersonating President Obama spouting racial jokes and the debate between Fox News anchor Chris Wallace and comedian Jon Stewart; scenes shown. [At Republican Leadership Conference, Texas Governor Rick PERRY – says let’s stop this American downward spiral.]