This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Jon LaPook) The FDA's announcement that the drug Avastin should not be used to treat breast cancer examined; details given about the serious side effects, cost and insurance coverage. [Breast cancer patient Bonnie FERTEL- reacts.] [Breast cancer specialist Dr. Elisa PORT- says we don’t want to give them something that they will have no hope of benefiting.] [Oncologist Dr. Gary LYMAN- explains why he would continue to use it for some patients.] The tension between evidence-based medicine and patient belief discussed.
(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) The looming deadline for the Congressional supercommittee to agree on a deal to cut the budget deficit featured; details given about the Republican proposal. [Representative Jeb HENSARLING – says we are painfully aware of the deadline.] [Senator Patty MURRAY – says the divide is on taxes and whether the wealthiest Americans should share in the sacrifice.] [Senator John KERRY – explains why the Democrats rejected the Republicans’ proposal.] [Senator Bernie SANDERS- says Americans do not want to see Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security cut.]
(Pennsylvania: Armen Keteyian) The latest developments in the sex abuse scandal involving former coach Jerry Sandusky reviewed; details given about the claim that the Board of Trustees was not informed about the allegations until the criminal investigation was underway; statement from the NCAA quoted. [Acting athletic director David JOYNER- says he’s about doing the right thing.] Word that Sandusky’s Second Mile charity is preparing to fold noted.
(Los Angeles: Lee Cowan) The reopening of the investigation into the 1981 drowning death of actress Natalie Wood off Catalina Island featured; photos/footage shown; details given about the relationship between Wood and husband/actor Robert Wagner and her friendship with actor Christopher Walken. [Yacht captain Dennis DAVERN– says he believes Wagner was with her when she went into the water; describes their argument.] [L.A. County detective Lt. John CORINA- comments on new information.] [In 2007, WAGNER – says nobody knew what happened.]
(Reno: Koula Gianulias) The battle against the fire featured; scenes shown of a destroyed home, firefighters; details given about the impact of the wind.
(Lake Geneva, Wisconsin: Steve Hartman) The story of Sal Dimiceli, a multi-millionaire real estate broker who has given away millions to help the poor, presented; details given about his newspaper column “The Time is Now to Help” and about the case of Henny Acup, who lived in an unheated trailer with her 6 children. [ACUP – says she feels lucky just having her family.] [DIMICELI – recalls living as a gypsy as a child; says he promised God he wouldn’t forget his roots.] [Wife Corrine DIMICELI- says she worries sometimes.] [Acup’s BOYFRIEND – reacts to their new home.]