This program is 29 minutes long
(London: Elizabeth Palmer) The blow to the Syrian regime with the bombing by the Free Syrian Army reviewed; scenes shown of celebrations, fighting in the streets of Damascus; map shown; details given about the blaming of Arab and Western governments. The uncertainty about Assad’s whereabouts discussed.
(Studio: Scott Pelley; Turkey: Clarissa Ward) The reaction to the bombing discussed.
(On the Turkey-Syria border: Clarissa Ward) The Free Syrian Army that started out as a group of soldiers who refused to fire on civilians featured; details given about how they got their weapons. The lack of a centralized chain of command among the rebel groups discussed.
(Studio: John Miller) The bus bombing reviewed; scenes shown of the bus and injured people; details given about Israel’s blaming of Iran and the capture of Iranian agents in plots targeting Israeli, British and American targets overseas. [In shadow, former Quds Force member Reza KAHLILI- outlines how Iran is orchestrating plots against Israel.]
(Bowling Green, Ohio: Dean Reynolds) The flurry of attack ads in swing states, including Ohio, featured; ads and map shown; details given about the rule barring Romney from spending money raised for the general election until after the Republican convention. [Kantar Media Ken GOLDSTEIN- notes the Obama campaign is airing the most ads; states 99 percent of the ads are negative.] The boon for the TV stations noted.
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Poll findings on which candidate would do more for the middle class cited.
(Qunu, South Africa: Mark Phillips) The private birthday party for former South African President Nelson Mandela reviewed; scenes shown from inside his home in Qunu. The invitation for CBS to film Mandela discussed.
(Washington: Bob Orr) An investigation finding that flight schools continue to train foreign students without background security checks 11 years after the 911 attacks reviewed; details given about the discovery at TJ Aviation near Boston of 25 students in the US illegally who were taking flight lessons and the loophole with US citizens on the no-fly list allowed to take lessons. [GAO Stephen LORD- says some foreign nationals had not been vetted before receiving flight training and pilots licenses.]