This program is 29 minutes long
(New York: Robert Bazell) British research suggesting that aspirin may help prevent colon cancer examined; photo shown of Lynch syndrome patient Keith Reiger and his family. [Newcastle University Sir John BURN- comments on the reduction in cases.] [American Cancer Society Dr. Eric JACOBS- notes the possible side effects.]
(Studio: Brian Williams, David Faber) The impact of the stock market rally on the rest of the economy and whether it will generate new jobs discussed.
(New York: Ron Allen) The outrage of the convicted swindler Bernard Madoff’s victims over the attention on his family members via their books and interviews featured. [Retirees DeWitt BAKER, Judith WELLING- says we are resentful of the Madoffs looking for sympathy.] [Madoff victims Richard and Cynthia FRIEDMAN- react to the interviews.]
(San Francisco, California: Miguel Almaguer) The reaction of Occupy protestors to the injuries to Iraq war veteran Scott Olsen, who was hurt during a clash with police in Oakland, California, featured; scenes shown of the confrontation in Oakland, a show of support in New York. [PROTESTOR, veteran Jordan TOWERS, Olsen’s friend Jason MATHERNE- describe what happened; react.] [Oakland police Department Howard JORDAN- says we want to be sure there is a review of the incident.] [Los Angeles PROTESTOR – says Olsen is a hero.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Studio: Mike Taibbi) The use of smart phones and social media to capture the behavior of police featured; scenes shown of a man in a wheelchair being thrown to the ground, Utah football fans and New York protestors being pepper sprayed, a woman being arrested for recording a traffic stop; details given about how the police are also using the technology. [ACLU analyst Jay STANLEY- says 80 percent of the population are carrying video cameras and smart phones.] [Former police chief Bill BRATTON- says certain police actions when they have to use force don’t look good.]
(Los Angeles: Jeff Rossen) The defense testimony at the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray for his role in the death of Michael Jackson featured; scenes shown from the courtroom where propofol expert Paul White and addiction specialist Robert Waldman testified about Jackson; details given about the role of dermatologist Dr. Arnold Klein, who gave Jackson Demerol. [WHITE - comments.] [WALDMAN - says Jackson was dependent upon Demerol.] [PROSECUTOR – grills Waldman.]
(Lexington, Kentucky: John Yang) Sweet Blessings, a volunteer group that makes birthday cakes for kids facing poverty or a life-threatening disease, featured. [Founder Ashley Boyd GANN- says she had a feeling she was supposed to spend more time making a difference and less time making a living.] [11-year-old volunteer Meredith MOHEDANO, volunteer/retiree Connie MALONE- comment.] [Jessamine County, Kentucky schools Jessica DODGEN- describes how the relationship between families and social workers changes.]