This program is 28 minutes long
(Los Angeles: Cecilia Vega) The high gas prices due to tensions with Iran examined; scenes shown from a Los Angeles gas station; various gas price figures cited; details given of the spreading economic impact with products listed & about service station competition. [Three MOTORISTS - complain.] [Oil Price Information Service Beth HEINSOHN@- predicts prices; notes the supply chain.] What could turn gas prices around with the Middle East being the key discussed.
(Washington; Jonathan Karl) The Republican campaign featured; scenes shown of Santorum in Ohio; details given of his position on women in combat, birth control & President Obama's religion. [SANTORUM - campaigns on freedom, prenatal tests & abortion, Obama's "phony theology."] [Santorum press secretary Alice STEWART@- says Santorum refers to radical Islamic policies.]
(Atlanta: Steve Osunsami) The impact of weekend storms on the South featured; scenes shown of snowy roads in Virginia, Raleigh, North Carolina, rain in Louisiana; details given about downed power lines. [Three MOTORISTS, WOMAN - comment on weather conditions.] 5:4020Population
(Studio: Diane Sawyer) New Census numbers on the slow growth of the US population due to the economy reported; statistics cited.
(Stevens Pass, Washington: Clayton Sandell) The avalanche that hit in Washington state by the Stevens Pass ski resort reviewed; several scenes shown of snowslides down the mountain in Washington & elsewhere. [King County Sheriff Deputy Chris BEDKER@- describes what happened.] [King County Sheriff's Search & Rescue Chris BRIXEY@, avalanche survivor Elyse SAUGSTAD@- describe what happens in an avalanche.] How an air bag keeps a skier above the avalanche explained; animations & video shown. [Stevens Pass Mountain Resort manager John GIFFORD@- comments on nature's power.]
(Washington: John Donvan) The 50th anniversary of the US Mercury flight by astronaut John Glenn in 1962 recalled; scenes shown of his triple circumnavigation of the globe with Glenn speaking about the view.