This program is 29 minutes long
(Houston: Peter Alexander) Republican presidenital candidate Mitt Romney’s speech at the NAACP Convention reviewed; scenes shown of him speaking with the audience booing; details given about the importance of the black vote. [ROMNEY – says he will make things better for the African American community; criticizes Obama; vows to eliminate Obamacare.] [Audience member Tashia McMULLIN††- says it was encouraging that he even came.] [NAACP delegate Teresa HALEY††- reacts to Romney’s speech.] [Audience member Dominique GRATE††- comments on President Obama.]
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The mystery surrounding the whereabouts and health of Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. examined; details given about possible alcoholism treatment and the investigation into whether he tried to convince former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to appoint him to President Obama’s senate seat in exchange for money raised by Raghuveer Nayak. [Father Rev. Jesse JACKSON – says he’s going through a tremendous challenge.] [In December 2008, JACKSON – declares his innocence.] [Representative Steny HOYER- says Jackson should advise his constituents of his condition.] [At Shaun’s Fadz 4 Dayz barbershop, 2 CONSTITUENTS – wonder.] [“Chicago Tribune” Clarence PAGE- says fellow Democrats are getting impatient.]
(Capitol: Kelly O’Donnell) The 33rd vote by House Republicans to repeal President Obama’s health care law featured; details given about the issue of the Supreme Court’s ruling that the insurance mandate is a tax.
(San Bernardino: Mike Taibbi) The budget problems for San Bernardino and other cities examined; details given about cuts in city services; foreclosure and unemployment rate cited. [City manager Andrea MILLER- says we have an immediate cash flow issue.] [Senior Ollie WILLIAMS- worries about the impact on senior centers.] [Mayor Patrick MORRIS- says people are not working, not paying taxes and not shopping.] The bankruptcies of Stockton and Mammoth Lakes, California mentioned. [Business professor Peter NAVARRO- says San Bernardino is a microcosm of every other city in America.]
(Los Angeles: Miguel Almaguer) The debris from last year’s tsunami in Japan that is making its way across the Pacific featured; diagrams shown of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch; photos shown of items that washed ashore; details given of the concern about the environmental impact. [Algalita Marine Research Institute founder Charles MOORE- says the chunks of trash are creating new kinds of habitat.] [Washington Governor Christine GREGOIRE- worries about the cost of cleanup.]
(Washington: Lisa Myers) I’ll Have Another’s history of ailments before his retirement examined; details given about the Senate hearing on whether drugs are being given to injured horses so they can run. [Veterinarian Dr. Sheila LYONS- says it suggests he has been training and racing with conditions in 2 major tissues.] [Trainer Doug O’NEILL- says he guarantees I’ll Have Another was pain-free.] [Racehorse orthopedic surgeon Dr. Larry BRAMLAGE- says the injury rate is going down.]
(Indianapolis: Kevin Tibbles) The digitization of the “Saturday Evening Post” so it can be put online featured; details given about the history of the magazine; covers shown. [“Saturday Evening Post” executive editor Patrick PERRY- says it’s real-time coverage of real-time events.] [Society secretary Bob SILVERS- says it’s the magazine that America grew up with.] [Archivist Jeff NILSSON- comments on the history contained in the archive.] [Publisher Joan SerVAAS- notes the difficulty in finding these old magazines.] [Editor Steven SLON- comments.]