This program is 29 minutes long
(State College, Pennsylvania: Ron Allen) The growing sex abuse scandal at Penn State University involving former football coach Jerry Sandusky updated; details given about plans for head coach Joe Paterno’s exit, pressure on university president Graham Spanier to resign, the Justice Department’s investigation and the outrage over the culture of silence; Paterno’s statement quoted; scenes shown of a rally for Paterno and the “Paternoville” tent camp. [Player Paul JONES, student Troy WELLER- react.] [“Patriot News” Sara GANIM- comments on the victims.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Washington: Anne Thompson) The parallels between the Penn State scandal and the priest sex abuse scandal within the Catholic Church examined; details given about the code of silence and the cover-up. [In April 2010, sexual abuse attorney Paul MONES- comments on the Boy Scouts case.] [“Boston Globe” Kevin CULLEN- says the institution overrode the importance of taking care of children.] [Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests David CLOHESSY- states society must come down on men who hide and ignore child sex crimes.] ["New York Times" Jonathan MAHLER- says Paterno behaved like a coward.]
(Rochester, Michigan: Chuck Todd) Tonight’s Republican presidential debate previewed; details given about the sexual harassment allegations against Herman Cain that is overshadowing the issue of the economy; scenes shown of the debate site at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.] The results of yesterday’s national elections with voters showing restraint on ballot measures in Ohio and the personhood amendment in Mississippi discussed.
(Studio: Brian Williams) The debate coverage by CNBC noted.
(Rome: Richard Engel) The worsening financial crisis in Italy featured; details given about the response of international markets to Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s announcement that he will resign.
(New York: Robert Bazell) Successful results for the drug Adipotide that killed off fat cells in overweight monkeys featured; details given about plans to start a trial in humans; MRI images before and after Adipote shown. [M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Dr. Wadih ARAP, Dr. Renata PASQUALINI- comment.] [M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Dr. Kirstin BARNHART- says the monkeys get overweight on their own.]
(Long Beach, California: Miguel Almaguer) The crackdown by the Coast Guard on whale watchers off the California coast featured; scenes shown of close encounters between whales and humans. [WOMAN, kayaker Alan BRADY– comment on their encounters.] [Marine biologist Monica DEANGELIS- says they’re following food.] [Aquarium of the Pacific whale biologist Kera MATHES- notes being close to an 80,000-pound whale poses a danger to surfers and kayakers.] [Coast Guard Capt. Roger LaFERRIERE- states moving shipping lanes would decrease the risk to the whales.]