This program is 29 minutes long
(Chicago: Nancy Cordes) The poll examined; findings on the economy and other issues cited; details given about Obama’s spending on negative ads. [OBAMA, ROMNEY – campaign.] [Obama strategist David AXELROD- reacts to the numbers.]
(Houston: Sharyl Attkisson) The victory in the Texas Senate race for Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz over Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst featured. [CRUZ – says the Republican Party is getting back to the principles we should have stood for; says as long as Harry Reid and the Democrats control the Senate, little will get accomplished; says he will never support new taxes; comments on differences between Republicans and the Tea Party.]
(Antakya, Turkey: Holly Williams) A visit with wounded rebel fighters and defectors from the Syrian army seeking refuge in Turkey presented; details given about the story of Mahmoud, who came from Atlanta came to join the rebels. [“MAHMOUD” – says we are fighting for a cause; states the Turkish close their eyes when we cross.] The rebels’ confidence they will win and their need for heavy weapons discussed.
(Washington: Bob Orr) The vulnerability of the US to cyber attacks examined; details given about the FBI’s breakup of a hacker ring in 2011 and about Senator Joe Lieberman’s bill aimed at tightening cyber defenses. [Cyber security expert Shawn HENRY- notes there are attempted breaches in the millions of times per day and they get in regularly.] [LIEBERMAN – says somebody can do us more damage than on 9/11 by knocking out the power grid.]
(London: Mark Phillips) The controversy over South African amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who runs on special blades, featured; details given about the debate over whether the blades make him faster and whether he is lighter without his lower limbs. [PISTORIUS – notes the debate will always be alive but his job is to train hard.] [Friend Iwan THOMAS- says it is not a sideshow.]
(New York: Martha Teichner) Vidal’s life and writings reviewed; footage and photos shown; clips shown from his play “The Best Man” and his confrontation with conservative commentator William Buckley during the 1968 Republican National Convention. [VIDAL – talks about his upbringing, politics and writing.]