This program is 29 minutes long
(Los Angeles: Miguel Almaguer) The investigation into the deadly melon contamination featured; map shown; scenes shown from Jensen Farms in Holly, Colorado; details given about the risk for the elderly and pregnant women; photo shown of victim Shelly Occhipinti-Krout. [CDC Dr. Barbara MAHON- says it is likely we will hear about new cases and deaths.] [Victim’s daughter Tiffany WEIDER- comments.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) The recall of ground beef by Tyson Foods, Inc. after an E.coli outbreak in Ohio noted.
(New York: Robert Bazell) A study suggesting a higher risk of stroke from a blood pressure reading just above normal examined; research statistics on stroke cited; details given about the danger of pre-hypertension. [Blood pressure patient Emily FLORES- comments.] [Montefiore Medical Center Dr. Robert OSTFELD- says slightly lower blood pressure numbers may also be harmful.] [New York-Presbyterian Cornell Medical Center Dr. Samuel MANN- calls it an orange light and not a red flag.]
(Washington: Pete Williams) The arrest of US citizen Rezwan Ferdaus for plotting to fly a model aircraft filled with explosives into the Capitol and the Pentagon featured; scenes shown from his house in Massachusetts.
(Washington: Chuck Todd) Pressure on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to join the Republican presidential race examined; scenes shown from the Ronald Reagan library. [Voice of SUPPORTER – says your country needs you.] [CHRISTIE – says he is listening and feeling it; criticizes President Obama; comments on Texas Governor Rick Perry’s immigration position.] [Candidates Mitt ROMNEY, Michele BACHMANN – praise Christie.] [Romney senior advisor Eric FEHRNSTROM- says Romney is the only major candidate who’s had a career in the private economy.] Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s position on entering the race noted. [PALIN – comments.]
(New York: Ron Allen) The arrest of 7 New York students for cheating on SAT tests featured; photo shown of college student Sam Eshaghoff, who was paid to take the test for the high school students; scenes shown from Great Neck North High School. [Nassau County district attorney Kathleen RICE- says these kids took an opportunity away from every other child.] [Great Neck STUDENT – reacts.] [Eshaghoff’s attorney Matin EMOUNA- says it has to be handled within the school.] [The Hechinger Report editor Liz WILLEN- says kids feel intense pressure to get into the right school.]
(Washington: Tom Costello) The FTC announcement that Reebok is settling false claims involving toning shoes featured; ad for EasyTone shoes shown; Reebok statement quoted. [FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection David VLADECK- says Reebok’s claims didn’t withstand scrutiny.] [American Council on Exercise Cedric BRYANT- says there are no differences between wearing normal running shoes or wearing toning shoes.] [Consumers Union Ioana RUSU- says they’re trying to sell products that make it seem like losing weight can happen in an instant.]
(Boston: Anne Thompson) The Student Success Jobs Program at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital that recruits future medical professionals from inner city schools featured; scenes shown of high school students Devine Williams, Titilayo Muyide and Raju Buchan. [MUYIDE – says this program has opened lots of doors.] [WILLIAMS – says it’s not about the money: it’s about the experience.] [Brigham and Women’s Hospital Amy Belyea AINA- says if we can capture them earlier their passion multiplies.] [BUCHAN – says it gives him confidence.]