This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Brian Williams, Bob Costas) The reaction to the Sandusky interview and the fact that this scandal threatens to bring down the Penn State football program discussed.
(State College, Pennsylvania: Michael Isikoff) The investigations into who knew what about the allegations and what they did about it featured; details given about the impact of Sandusky’s interview on his legal defense and about the money generated from Penn State’s football program. [Sex abuse attorney Richard SERBIN, 2 STUDENTS – react to the interview.] [University OFFICIAL – says big-time sports has lost its moral compass.]
(New York: Mara Schiavocampo) The eviction of protestors from the park reviewed; shown of police storming the encampment, the park being cleaned; details given about crackdowns in other cities. [2 PROTESTORS - comment.] [On the street, MAN – says it was unsanitary.] [New York City Mayor Michael BLOOMBERG – says the First Amendment does not protect taking over a public space.] [University of Virginia Larry SABATO- notes people were sympathetic but lately it seems to be degenerating.]
(Studio: Robert Bazell) The coming availability of cheaper generic alternatives to the cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor, which leaves Crestor as the only statin still under patent, featured; the profits to Pfizer from Lipitor sales cited; details given about Crestor maker AstraZeneca’s efforts to show their drug is better than generics. [Cleveland Clinic Dr. Steven NISSEN- says the drugs were equally effective.]
(Block Island, Rhode Island: Ron Mott) 83-year-old nurse Mary Donnelly, who helps the residents of Block Island, Rhode Island, who have no income in the winter months, featured; details given about her non-profit Mary D fund that helps pay for things like mortgages, medicine, college tuition and financial counseling. [DONNELLY – says she works with her heart instead of her head.] [Residents John CONNELL, Clifford MITCHELL– comment on Mary’s help.]