This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The issue of religion in the presidential campaign featured; details given about Republican candidate Rick Santorum’s remarks about President Obama’s “phony theology” and questions about Mitt Romney’s Mormonism. [SANTORUM – talks about Obama attending Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s church.] [Evangelist Franklin GRAHAM- says Islam has gotten a free pass under Obama; questions Mormonism as part of the Christian faith.] [At the National Prayer Breakfast, OBAMA – recalls his meeting with Rev. Billy Graham.] [In October 2007, ROMNEY – says a person should not be elected or rejected because of his faith.] [Presidential historian Michael BESCHLOSS- comments on the hot issue of religion in politics.]
(Detroit: Peter Alexander) Romney’s efforts to stop Santorum’s momentum in Michigan featured; anti-Santorum ads from Ron Paul and Romney shown; Romney’s campaign spending last month cited. [ROMNEY – criticizes Obama’s tax policy.] [Political analyst Stuart ROTHENBERG- says if Romney loses it will change the psychology of the race.] [Wife Ann ROMNEY- jokes about the debates.] [SANTORUM – responds to the ads.]
(Chicago: John Yang) The impact of the stock market rally on the economy examined; graph shown; details given about the rising gas prices and other troubling signs; statistics on mortgages and credit card debt cited. [Wells Fargo chief economist John SILVIA- says a more confident consumer is more likely to spend.] [MAN – says he is unimpressed with the stock market.] [CNBC’s Tyler MATHISEN- says you can’t say the 13,000 Dow is an all-clear signal.] [DRIVER – says gas prices impact everything.] The cost to American households of the increased gas price cited.
(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) The Supreme Court agreement to hear a case challenging admissions policies at the University of Texas at Austin examined; photo shown of Abigail Fisher, who claims affirmative action kept her from being admitted.
(Studio: Nancy Snyderman) The epidemic of hepatitis C among baby boomers examined; statistics cited; details given about how the disease is spread. [Patient Beverly MALIZIA- describes her symptoms.] [Allegheny General Hospital gastroenterologist Dr. Jose OLIVA- says we want to find hepatitis C before the patient develops cirrhosis; states adults should be screened.] The FDA’s announcement that it will bring in cancer drugs that have been in short supply from Australia and India discussed.
(Riviera Beach, Florida: Mark Potter) The Florida Fishing Academy started by Capt. Rich Brochu that provides free fishing and life lessons for school kids featured; scenes shown. [Students Janel SCHOLINE, Anthony DEL VALLE, mothers Vickie VERZI, Tania SERRANO- comment on the program.] [BROCHU – says we’ve saved a lot of kids.]