This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Jan Crawford) Mitt Romney’s return to the issue of his taxes in his presidential campaign during his attempt to talk about Medicare featured; scenes shown of him with a whiteboard in Greenville, South Carolina; details given about the response from President Obama’s campaign; the 2010 tax returns from Romney and Obama compared. [ROMNEY - says he never paid less than 13 percent.] Romney’s income from capital gains explained.
(Lake Tenkiller, Oklahoma: Jim Axelrod) The impact of the drought in America’s heartland featured; the increase in areas in exceptional drought in Nebraska and Kansas cited; maps shown; details given about the impact on electricity due to lower river levels at dams. [Farmer Steve SWENKA- comments on feeding his corn to his cattle.] [Climate Prediction Center David MISKUS- says we may not see relief until later this year or next Spring.] [Army Corps of Engineers Col. Michael J. TEAGUE- outlines the competition for the water supply.]
(Pentagon: David Martin) The increase in suicides among active duty and reserve soldiers featured. [Widow Rebecca MORRISON- describes what happened to her husband, Capt. Ian Morrison, who was told he couldn’t be seen by a doctor because he was a pilot, and then called Military One Source before killing himself.] [Widow Leslie McCADDON- recounts what she was told about Capt. Michael McCaddon.]
(Beirut: Clarissa Ward) Reports of atrocities by both Syrian government troops and the opposition featured; scenes shown of rubble after an air strike on Azaz; videos shown of rebel fighters preparing for an execution and throwing corpses from a roof; U.N. statement quoted. [Human Rights Watch Lama FAKIH- wonders if these abuses are part of the modus operandi.] The frequency of the abuses at the hands of the rebels discussed.
(Nelsonville, Ohio: Barry Petersen) The tough rules of the USDA mortgage program featured; details given about the difficulty for borrowers to get help from the USDA. [Homeowner Charlie WARD- says his finances disappeared due to his wife’s medical bills.] [Legal aid attorney Carlie BOOS- notes under federal statutes the USDA is not allowed to do anything once a foreclosure has started.] [USDA mortgage program administrator Tammy TREVINO- says we’ve been told by the Inspector General that we need to do this.]
(Kissimmee, Florida: Mark Strassmann) The Give Kids the World charity resort that houses sick kids and their families while they visit the theme parks in Orlando, Florida for free featured; scenes shown. [84-year-old volunteer Joe KOCH- says it’s like a miracle place; says the volunteering is keeping him alive.] [14-year-old cancer survivor Alyssa PIETRUSZKA- describes how Give Kids the World helped her.]