This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Chip Reid) The FBI’s arrest of Amine el-Khalifi, who was planning to carry out a suicide bombing at the Capitol, featured; details given about Khalifi’s background, his plan involving a suicide vest and the FBI sting operation; scenes shown of the garage where he was arrested; courtroom sketches by Dana Verkouteren shown.
(Studio: Scott Pelley, John Miller) Terror plots inside the US, the influence of Al Qaeda operative Anwar al-Awlaki and the evidence in the Khalifi case discussed; graph shown.
(White House: Norah O’Donnell) Iran’s letter offering to talk with the US about its nuclear program featured; details given about the role of European Union foreign policy chief Lady Catherine Ashton. [With Ashton, Secretary of State Hillary CLINTON – says this response is one we’ve been waiting for.] The US push to blacklist Iran from SWIFT, a computer hub that processes the world’s financial transactions, noted.
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.
(No location given: Anthony Mason) The impact on Iran of being cut off from SWIFT examined; SWIFT video shown; statistics on transactions cited. [Former SWIFT CEO Leonard SCHRANK- says throwing someone off the system has never been done; explains how it would be done.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) The impact of the economic sanctions already in place in Iran reviewed.
(Capitol: Wyatt Andrews) The Congressional compromise deal that extends the payroll tax cut and renews unemployment benefits reviewed; details given about what each party gave up. [President OBAMA – says it is amazing what happens when Congress focuses on doing the right thing.] [Representative Fred UPTON- says we need to offer relief to those in need.] [Representative Allen WEST- comments on the “DC echo chamber” that says get it done even if it’s bad.]
(Studio: Jon LaPook) Research showing that brain scans can detect autism in children as young as 6 months reviewed; MRI scans shown. [University of North Carolina Dr. Joseph PIVEN- says it has great promise for early detection and intervention.] The importance of this for parents discussed.
(Palo Alto, California: John Blackstone) Stanford University grad student Jonathan Meyer’s discovery that Google tracks internet use through Apple’s Safari browser on iPads and iPhones featured; Google statement quoted. [MEYER – explains how Google used the information to enrich their advertising content; says it raises questions about evil.] [Consumer advocate John SIMPSON – says you are Google’s product.]
(Central Michigan: Steve Hartman) The Pass it Forward parties in East Lansing, Michigan started by Bob Hoffman in which people do random acts of kindness featured; scenes shown of people doing things for strangers who are asked to pay it forward. [HOFFMAN – explains how it started when a driver cut him off; says it’s about validating another person.]