This program is 28 minutes long
(Miami: Matt Gutman) The threat of a new slow-moving storm in the northern Gulf of Mexico near New Orleans featured; NOAA video shown. [AccuWeather meteorologist Jim KOSEK- comments.]
(Studio: Brian Ross) The investigation into problems with full-body scanners used at major airports that use radio frequencies to scan for hidden weapons and explosives examined; diagrams shown; details given about the results of a 10-month trial at the Hamburg, Germany, airport of these controversial devices. [Electronic Privacy Information Center John VERDI- says the devices are ineffective.] [Newark PASSENGER - reacts to the study.]
(Studio: Jim Avila) America's new poor: the long-term jobless featured; Rutgers University study cited. [Unemployed Janet HORWITH- comments on her plight.] [Former Labor Secretary Robert REICH - says we can lose the spirit of optimism.] The view of economists that the government needs to stimulate the economy with a jobs program noted.
(Tripoli: Jeffrey Kofman) The rebels' move toward a final assault on Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi in three strongholds featured; details given from Kadhafi's fourth audio statement in which he says he will keep fighting; scenes shown of the US embassy on fire after the May 1 attack. [LIBYAN - blames Kadhafi forces.]
(Studio: Sharyn Alfonsi) The diagnosis for tennis player Venus Williams, who dropped out of the US Open with the autoimmune disease Sjogren's syndrome, examined. [On "Good Morning America," WILLIAMS - describes having debilitating fatigue; explains why she did not play.] [ABC's Richard BESSER- comments.]
(New York: Dan Harris) The controversy over obesity researcher Dr. David Allison and his view that studies have not linked sugar-sweetened soda to obesity examined; details given about his financing from the soda companies, the beverage association and other food companies. [University of North Carolina food researcher Barry POPKIN- says the soda companies can cite Allison's articles; comments on his own industry offers.] A statement from the American Beverage Assn. denying that industry money taints scientific research quoted. Allison's refusal to answer the reporter's questions shown.
(New York: John Berman) The two states, Hawaii and Alaska, and three continental states most likely not to have problems with weather disasters featured; map shown of six states with the most high-dollar weather disasters. [NOAA scientist Adam SMITH- comments on disaster states.]