This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Anthony Mason) The outlook for gas prices examined; graph of the falling average gas price shown; map shown of states with prices below the 2011 average. [Oil Price Information Service Tom KLOZA- says speculators realize there is downside risk; says if you want lower prices you have to root for a recession or a technological breakthrough.] What the lower gas prices mean for the economy discussed.
(Johnstown, Pennsylvania: Seth Doane) The unusual weather this year featured; scenes shown of the snow in Pennsylvania; details given about the roles of La Nina, the North Atlantic oscillation and the Arctic oscillation; diagram shown. [Johnstown residents Patty and Michael NOLL- react.] [Climate Prediction Center meteorologist Ed O'LENIC- says we predict above-normal temperatures as we move from April into May.]
(Sanford, Florida: Mark Strassmann) The latest developments in the Trayvon Martin shooting case reviewed; details given about neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman’s release on bail and the Sanford, Florida city council’s decision to turn down police Chief Bill Lee’s resignation; scenes shown of Zimmerman leaving the jail. [Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’MARA- notes concerns about Zimmerman’s safety.] [LEE – explains why Zimmerman was not initially arrested.]
(White House: Norah O’Donnell) The prostitution scandal involving Secret Service and military members in Colombia updated; details given about the actions of Secret Service member Paula Reid, who blew the whistle on the misconduct. [White House press secretary Jay CARNEY – comments on the review that found White House staffers were not involved.] [Secretary of Defense Leon PANETTA – says his biggest concern is security.] [Senator Patrick LEAHY- says Reid acted quickly and strongly.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley; Washington: John Dickerson) The possibility of Rubio as a vice presidential candidate, President Obama’s lead over Romney among Hispanic voters, and other potential running mates, including Senator Rob Portman, Governor Bob McDonnell and former Governor Jeb Bush, discussed.
(Studio: Jon LaPook) A study finding that the price for medical procedures can vary widely depending on the hospital examined; figures showing the variation in costs for an appendectomy at California hospitals cited. [Appendicitis patient Jamie BIRDWELL- comments.] [Study author Dr. Renee HSIA- says there is no guideline or reference pricing of how hospitals come up with what a charge is.]
(London: Mark Phillips) The popularity in Europe of the sport of chessboxing, which involves 11 alternating rounds of chess and boxing and winning by a knockout or a check mate, featured; scenes shown from London. [Chessboxer Andy "The Rock" COSTELLO- says seeing 2 people playing chess and then hitting each other is pretty funny.] [Chessboxer Nikolai "The Siberian Express" SAZHIN- says he’s been playing chess for 10 years.]