This program is 29 minutes long
(Greensboro: Anna Werner) The Edwards trial reviewed; details given about the money from Fred Baron and Rachel Bunny Mellon that was used to cover up Edwards’ affair with Rielle Hunter and the testimony from former aide Andrew Young; courtroom sketches shown. [Outside court, EDWARDS - says he did a lot that was wrong; says he doesn’t think God is through with him.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley, Erin Moriarty) How Young’s credibility was a flaw in the prosecution’s case discussed.
(Supreme Court: Nancy Cordes) A federal appeals court decision that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional because it prevents same-sex couples from receiving tax or Social Security benefits examined; map shown to illustrate how states stand on same-sex marriage. [Plaintiffs Bette Jo GREEN, Jo Ann WHITEHEAD- explain the significance.] [Last year, President OBAMA – calls for ending the Defense of Marriage Act.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley; Damascus: Alex Thomson) The accounts from witnesses to the Houla massacre, the number of wounded and the impact of the U.N. observers discussed; scenes shown from Houla.
(New York: Michelle Miller) New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal for a ban on large-size sugary drinks featured; details given about his campaign against obesity. [BLOOMBERG – explains his reasoning.] [American Beverage Assn. Susan NEELY- says he has an obsession with soft drinks.]
(San Jose, California: Jan Crawford) Earlier interview held with Presidential candidate Mitt Romney about President Obama’s performance and the economy. [In interview, ROMNEY – praises Obama’s decision to go after Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden; says he would give Obama an F; criticizes the situation in the Middle East and the unemployment rate; recounts his plan to reduce unemployment; describes his proposal for unemployment benefits.]
(White House: Norah O’Donnell) The return of former President and Laura Bush to the White House for the unveiling of their official portraits featured; scenes shown of the Bushes with President Obama and the first President Bush. [OBAMA, BUSH, Michelle OBAMA – comment, joke.]