This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: Robin Roberts) The Obama interview presented. [OBAMA - says gays and lesbians should be treated fairly and equally; outlines his evolving personal thought process about affirming same-sex couples being allowed to marry; notes it is a generational issue and his wife feels as he does.]
(Studio: Diane Sawyer; White House: Robin Roberts) Obama's answer about Vice President Joe Biden's "authentic" response about the issue discussed.
(Studio: Diane Sawyer) The culture wars on same-sex marriage noted.
(White House: Jake Tapper) The nation's division over the issue examined; poll findings on a generational and racial gap cited. [Mitt ROMNEY - says marriage is between a man and a woman and it is a tender topic.] A statement from talk show host Ellen DeGeneres quoted. [Gay couple Todd BLOODWORTH, Andy McNEILL, Virginia barber black man Charles ROBINSON - state positions.]
(Studio: Diane Sawyer, George Stephanopoulos) The possible risks for Obama in taking a position on same-sex marriage and how this was not a Biden-Obama plan to make a public position discussed.
(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Further coverage of the interview on ABC shows noted.
(At airport: Brian Ross) The role of Al Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula master bombmaker Ibrahim al-Asiri in developing new kinds of bombs examined; details given about new bomb designs, how Asiri became radicalized, the role of drone operations in Yemen and other plots aimed at airlines. [FBI director Robert MUELLER- talks about the AQAP threat.] [Rand Corp. Seth JONES- assesses Asiri's "operational savvy."] [Representative Mike ROGERS- comments on Asiri.]
(Greensboro, North Carolina: Bob Woodruff) The testimony today at the trial of former Senator John Edwards by Jennifer Palmieri, a friend of wife Elizabeth Edwards, reviewed; courtroom sketches by Christine Cornell shown while her testimony about Rielle Hunter, donor Fred Baron and Elizabeth's reaction.
(Studio: Richard Besser) The FDA concern about cancer from radiation from CT scans and x-rays on children examined; statistics cited; details given about when CT scans are not necessary. [Beth Israel Medical Center radiologist Dr. Melissa RUTKIN- shows the scan machinery.] [FDA Dr. Thalia WILLIAMS- offers perspective on advice to manufacturers.] Patient questions about scans discussed.
(New York: John Berman) The story of Ivy League janitor Gaj Filipaj, who will graduate from Columbia University after 19 years, presented; scenes shown from campus. [FILIPAJ - talks about finishing and the impending graduation.] [Dean Peter AWN- talks about Filipaj's pride.]