This program is 29 minutes long
(New York: Jim Axelrod) A "Nature" report finding that the age of the father can raise the risk of autism in children examined; report quoted; statistics on autism rates, older fathers and genetic mutations cited. [Psychiatrist Dr. Dolores MALASPINA- says the risk goes up as the man ages.] [Yale University Dr. Stephan SANDERS- says the effect is small.] The collection of sperm by younger men for later use discussed.
(Houston: Jon LaPook) The lasting effects of West Nile virus outlined. [Survivor John SHAW – describes what happened to him after being bitten by a mosquito.] [Baylor College of Medicine Dr. Kristy MURRAY- says we’re at the beginning of understanding how this is going to play out.]
(Centennial, Colorado: Barry Petersen) The revelation that James Holmes, the suspect in the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting, was seen by at least 3 mental health professionals while a student at the University of Colorado featured; details given about the role of psychiatrist Dr. Lynne Fenton, questions about what the university knew and Colorado law regarding the responsibility of therapists. [Victim’s aunt Maryellen HANSEN- says it looks like they’re covering something up.]
(Arlington, Texas: Anna Werner) A report showing that the net worth of the middle class has declined examined; statistics on median wealth cited. [New Jersey garage owner John O'CONNOR- says we’ve become more frugal.] [Report co-author Paul TAYLOR- notes the middle class has less income at the end of the decade than at the beginning.] [Dallas resident Theresa MARTINEZ – says the money she brings home is not enough.] Middle class feelings toward Congress noted.
(Piscataway, New Jersey: Elaine Quijano) The Vets 4 Warriors call-in program for military veterans considering suicide to talk with other veterans featured; scenes shown from the call center at New Jersey's University of Medicine. [Veteran Tim ARORA- agrees being a peer counselor is helping yourself.] [Suicide victim’s mother Linda BEAN- calls for standing up for these young people.]
(Los Angeles: Ben Tracy) The test drive for the Mars rover Curiosity that sparked a new popularity for space featured; photos shown of the tire tracks on Mars; animation shown; details given about the naming of the touch-down site as Bradbury Landing; NASA fan video shown. [Project manager Peter THEISINGER- says unless the rover roves we haven’t accomplished anything.] [Engineer Matt HEVERLY- says we’re in a great place to do some science.] [NASA video producer John BECK- comments on the enthusiasm for NASA.]