This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Robert Bazell) A national plan with the goal of stopping or slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease examined; details given about studies involving the Heinrichs family of Iowa and a group of families near Medellin, Colombia. [Singer Glen Campbell’s daughter Ashley CAMPBELL- notes eventually she will be nothing to her father.] [HHS Secretary Kathleen SEBELIUS- outlines the progress on treatment.] [Study participant Joe HEINRICHS- comments.] [Washington University School of Medicine Dr. John MORRIS- talks about brain changes and dementia.]
(Greensboro, North Carolina: Lisa Myers) The defense of former Senator John Edwards at his corruption trial featured; scenes shown of daughter Cate Edwards, who may testify tomorrow about her parents’ relationship, and the testimony from former FBI agent Jim Walsh about donor Fred Baron’s payments to Edwards’ mistress Rielle Hunter; courtroom sketches shown. [Legal analyst Hampton DELLINGER- says Cate’s testimony could be powerful evidence.]
(White House: Chuck Todd) The issue of the economy in the presidential campaign featured; “USA Today”/Gallup Poll results showing Mitt Romney leading over President Obama on the economy cited; details given about Obama’s efforts to target women. [On “The View,” OBAMA – says we’ve still got work to do; talks about his daughters.] [In Iowa, ROMNEY – says these have been years of disappointment and decline.]
(Tampa, Florida: Mary Thompson) The JP Morgan Chase shareholder meeting in the wake of the 2 billion dollar trading loss reviewed; details given about CEO Jamie Dimon’s acknowledgment of egregious mistakes, the vote of confidence in pay packages for him and Ina Drew, who resigned, and the Justice Department investigation.
(Douma, Syria: Ayman Mohyeldin) The continuing violence in Syria despite the presence of U.N. peacekeepers featured; scenes shown of fighting in the streets. [U.N. mission in Syria chief Maj. Gen. Robert MOOD- comments on being struck by a roadside bomb.]
(Granada Hills, California: Kristen Dahlgren) New technology to make driving safer for young drivers featured; details given about the SecuraFone app, which disables functions like texting, and the Drivecam camera that records risky behavior. [Impact Teen Drivers Dr. Kelly BROWNING- says the number one killer of young people is car crashes.] [Parent Barbara HITCHCOCK- comments.] [Mother of son killed in distracted driving crash Martha TESSMER- says it could happen to them just as easily.] [Student Zach BAST- comments.]
(Paris: Jim Maceda) The trend in France toward strong and elegant First Ladies featured; details given about former First Lady Carla Bruni, who is being replaced by Valerie Trierweiler††, girlfriend of new president Francois Hollande, and Hollande’s former girlfriend and mother of his children, Segolene Royale††. [Comedian Jon STEWART – jokes.] [“Newsweek” magazine Paris bureau chief Christopher DICKEY†- says Bruni brought discipline to President Nicolas Sarkozy’s life.] [“The Most Beautiful Women’s Story” author Nicole BACHARAN†- predicts Bruni will be judged kindly.]