This program is 29 minutes long
(Los Angeles: Mike Taibbi) The sex abuse scandal at Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles that has led to it being shut down and the entire staff transferred reviewed; scenes shown of crying children, protesting parents; photos shown of teachers Martin Springer and Mark Berndt, who are charged with lewd acts against children. [School superintendent John DEASY- says individuals have violated the most sacred trust we have.] [Criminal defense attorney Michael NASATIR- notes concern about mob hysteria.] [Parent Claudia MORFIN- says the rest of the teachers were really good.]
(Washington: Chuck Todd) The change in position by President Obama's campaign on donations from super PACs examined; campaign ads shown; details given about the spending in the Republican primaries. [In October 2010, OBAMA – criticizes PACs.] [Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie CUTTER- says we’re going to level the playing field.] [In interview, OBAMA – says it is hard to get your message out without some resources.] [“Washington Post” Chris CILLIZZA- notes the impact on House and Senate races.] [Democracy 21 president Fred WERTHEIMER- predicts we will have a national scandal and opportunities for reforms.]
(St. Charles, Missouri: Kelly O’Donnell) The campaigning by the Republican presidential candidates reviewed; details given about the odds for Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado and Gingrich’s decision to travel to Ohio.
(White House: Kristen Welker) The controversy over President Obama’s decision requiring religious-affiliated institutions to include birth control in health plans featured. [Senators Mitch McCONNELL, Roy BLUNT, Republican presidential candidates Newt GINGRICH, Mitt ROMNEY - oppose the decision.] [Senator Barbara BOXER- says churches are respected.] [US Conference of Catholic Bishops president Archbishop Timothy DOLAN- speaks of being forced to buy a product that violates the conscience.] [White House senior advisor David AXELROD- says we don’t want to abridge anyone’s religious freedom.]
(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) A federal appeals court ruling declaring California’s Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage unconstitutional featured; scenes shown of supporters of same-sex marriage cheering; court decision quoted. [American Foundation for Equal Rights Chad GRIFFIN- says you cannot deny the dignity and respect which all citizens deserve.] [Lawyer for Prop 8 supporters Jordan LORENCE- talks about taking the case to the Supreme Court.]
(Washington: Tom Costello) A CDC report finding that Americans eat too much salt reviewed; statistics cited; details given about the foods containing sodium, including bread. [Heart patient Don CUFF- describes his changes in eating.] [Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Dr. Jacques CARTER- outlines problems from elevated blood pressure.] [CDC director Dr. Thomas FRIEDEN- says when other people make food for us they put more salt in it.]
(Atlanta: Rehema Ellis) African American female drag racer Nicole Lyons featured; scenes shown from the racetrack and from her muscle car restoration shop, where most of the mechanics are women. [LYONS – states it’s lucrative for the sponsors to have somebody diverse who can show people minority-wise that they can do this.] [Racer David BECKLEY- comments on Nicole’s NASCAR ambitions.]