This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Tom Costello) The reaction of banks to the backlash over debit card fees examined; details given about Bank of America’s policy and Chase’s decision to abandon its fee plans; YouTube videos of angry customers shown. [“Today” financial editor Jean CHATZKY- says this was a Netflix moment for bank customers.] [Bankrate.com Greg McBRIDE- comments on “stealth fees.”] [Consumer Bankers Assn. president Richard HUNT- notes the cost to banks after Congress limited what they could charge merchants.] [BECU credit union Todd PIETZSCH- notes the advantage of credit unions.]
(White House: Chuck Todd) The announcement from White House chief of staff Bill Daley that Herb Allison will investigate the Energy Department’s loan program amid the flap over the bankruptcy of the Solyndra solar energy company after it received a taxpayer loan featured.
(The Weather Channel: Chris Warren) The forecast for an October snowstorm in the Northeast featured; details given about the problem with leaves still on trees; map shown.
(Los Angeles: Jeff Rossen) The trial of Dr. Conrad Murray for his role in the death of Michael Jackson updated; scenes shown from the courtroom where anesthesiologist Dr. Paul White testified for the defense; remarks from Judge Michael Pastor and prosecutor David Walgren about the length of the trial quoted. [WHITE - comments on Jackson’s use of propofol and Lorazepam.] [PASTOR – thanks the jury.]
(New York: Anne Thompson) The strain on the planet from the growing population examined; statistics on those without access to clean water or adequate sanitation and the hungry cited; map shown of countries overpumping aquifers; graphs shown. [Nature Conservancy scientist M. SANJAYAN- says the trick is how to deal with common resources.] [“World on the Edge” author Lester BROWN- says we are using water faster than it becomes available; comments on the demand for food.]
(Lake Forest, California: George Lewis) The federal crackdown in California on medical marijuana dispensaries featured; scenes shown of demonstrations; details given about the order to shut down pot shops in Lake Forest. [US attorney Melinda HAAG- says the law has been hijacked by profiteers who are motivated by money.] [Lake Forest legal counsel Jeff DUNN- says pot stores are not allowed in Lake Forest.] [Lawyer for dispensaries Vincent HOWARD- says this is a legitimate business.] [School co-owner Ajantha NADESON- says they could smell marijuana through the ceiling.] [Cancer patient Tony KLEIN- says if it wasn’t for pot he’d be dead.]
(New York: Stephanie Gosk) The change in the rules of succession to the British throne to allow girls to be first in line examined; details given of the announcement that monarchs may marry a Catholic. [3 WOMEN – react.] [British Prime Minister David CAMERON – says it’s an act of modernization.] [Queen ELIZABETH – says the theme is women as the agents of change.] [British historian Andrew ROBERTS- notes the queens have been more popular than the kings.]