This program is 29 minutes long
(Pentagon: David Martin) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s claim about an advance in enriching uranium examined; scenes shown of Ahmadinejad walking among centrifuges. [Institute for Science and International Security David ALBRIGHT- says it’s an attempt to show Iranian resolve in the face of opposition; notes it shows progress toward building a nuclear weapon.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.
(Studio: Anthony Mason) The option of expelling Iran from the SWIFT global electronic banking system which allows it to do business with the rest of the world featured. [Former SWIFT CEO Leonard SCHRANK- says it could have a dramatic effect; supports cutting off Iran: it could stop a Mideast war.] How SWIFT would do this discussed.
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Surveillance video of 3 Iranians arrested after a bomb attack targeting Israelis in Bangkok, Thailand shown.
(Athens: Elizabeth Palmer) The despair in Greece over the severe budget cuts featured; scenes shown of the protest outside Parliament and Lambrousi Harikleia on a window ledge threatening to jump; details given about the corruption of the Greek government. [Entrepreneur Apostolos APOSTOLAKIS- says we need people who will place the country above their personal interests; comments on having to lay off employees.] The rise in suicide rates noted.
(Los Angeles: Bill Whitaker) The impact on American solar panel companies of the Chinese government’s subsidies to panel makers there examined; scenes shown of the SolarWorld plant that closed; details given about the lawsuit to have the Commerce Department impose import taxes on Chinese panels. [Verengo Solar Plus owner Randy BISHOP- notes it would be more expensive to use US panels; states the tax would slow his growth.] [Attorney Tim BRIGHTBILL- says Chinese products average half of the US market; compares US and China subsidies.]
(Studio: Jon LaPook) Moves by the FDA, Congress and drug makers to find a solution to the shortage of cancer drugs, including methotrexate for children, featured; details given about Senator Amy Klobuchar’s push for legislation to require drug companies to alert the government when supplies are low. [KLOBUCHAR – wishes her colleagues could meet these kids with cancer.]
(New York: Jim Axelrod) Lin’s underdog story reviewed; scenes/photos shown. [Knicks coach Mike D’ANTONI- reacts to Lin’s success.] [Boston College coach Steve DONAHUE- comments on passing on Lin as a recruit out of high school.] [Golden State Warriors owner Joe LACOB- states it doesn’t feel good to have let Lin go.] Lin’s popularity in Asia noted.
(Studio: Scott Pelley) The number of Harvard graduates who have made it to the NBC and the number who have become president compared.