This program is 29 minutes long
(Reagan National Airport: Lisa Myers) The problems at the FAA because of the Congressional disagreement on funding featured; details given about the political debate over subsidies for flights to rural airports; statement from Speaker of the House John Boehner quoted. [Construction company manager Luca TOSCANO- notes it was hard to tell his workers.] [President OBAMA – says this is a lose lose lose situation.] [Senators Steny HOYER, Charles SCHUMER- criticize Republicans.] [Transportation Secretary Ray LaHOOD – calls for Congress to leave their vacations.] [2 furloughed WORKERS – worry.]
(Chicago: John Yang) The jump in layoffs examined; job cuts at 5 big companies and findings of a National Small Business Assn. survey of business owners cited. [Challenger Gray and Christmas CEO John CHALLENGER- says these big layoffs are reducing job security and consumer confidence.] [Brownies Hardware owner Steve CORNELL- worries about funding his payroll.] [Former NSBA president Keith ASHMUS- notes individuals are not spending because businesses are not hiring.] [Unemployed Sharon TETRO- comments on her unemployment benefits running out.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) The record number of people relying on food stamps and the surge in food stamp use in Alabama reported; figures cited.
(Phoenix: Lee Cowan) The impact of the excessive heat featured; scenes shown from Phoenix and Dallas and pre-dawn football practice in Georgia, where a player died; details given about the drain on the power grid and the worsening drought. [3 PEOPLE – comment.] [The Weather Channel’s Mike SEIDEL- notes the impact on crops and livestock.]
(Cairo: Martin Fletcher) The trial in Cairo of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who is charged with killing demonstrators during the revolution, reviewed; scenes shown of angry people outside the court, Mubarak answering questions from a stretcher in a metal cage, the home of a shooting victim. The uprisings against Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi and Syrian President Bashir al-Assad mentioned.
(Dadaab, Kenya: Kate Snow) The plight of refugees fleeing the famine in Somalia featured; scenes shown of a camp in Kenya; details given about the looting of villages by the militant group Al Shabaab and the distrust of doctors. [Doctors Without Borders “IBRAHIM” – worries about his patients.]
(Fullerton, California: George Lewis) The uproar in Fullerton, California, where a homeless man, Kelly Thomas, was beaten to death by police featured; scenes shown from a city council meeting where citizens called for charges against the officers; videos shown. [Father Ron THOMAS- comments on the beating.] [Mayor Richard JONES- says it’s almost a lynch mob.]
(New York: Anne Thompson) The daily serenades by construction foreman Gary Russo to provide relief from the noise from the Second Avenue Subway project featured; scenes shown. [WOMAN – comments on the noise.] [RUSSO – reacts to comparisons to Frank Sinatra.] [2 WORKERS – name their favorite song.]