This program is 29 minutes long
(New York: Ron Allen) The memorials marking the attacks on September 11, 2001 noted; scenes shown of relatives reading victims’ names in New York City, President Obama leading a moment of silence and laying a wreath at the Pentagon, Vice President Joe Biden with families in Shanksville, Pennsylvania; details given about the exclusion of politicians from the ceremonies and the decision in Glen Rock, New Jersey not to hold a formal observance. [OBAMA – speaks of this difficult day.] [At the National Guard conference in Nevada, Republican presidential nominee Mitt ROMNEY – speaks of the tragic loss and thanks the responders.] [Victim’s son/Hold the Door Open foundation Rob FAZIO- comments on his dad.] [In “The 9/11 Surfer” documentary, survivor Pasquale BUZZELLI- comments on sliding from the World Trade Center onto a pile of rubble.]
(Istanbul, Turkey: Richard Engel) The storming of the US embassy in Cairo by Muslim protestors angry over a film insulting to the Prophet Mohammed reviewed; scenes shown of the demonstration. An attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya noted.
(Chicago: Rehema Ellis) The disagreement between the teachers union and administrators and Mayor Rahm Emanuel examined; scenes shown of picket lines, Emanuel visiting a school; details given about the contention over reforms and President Obama’s Race to the Top initiative. [Teacher Diana MUHAMMAD, Teachers Union president Karen LEWIS- oppose standardized testing to evaluate teachers.] [EMANUEL – says we have to work through these issues on behalf of our children.] [September 6, OBAMA – says nearly every state answered our call to raise standards for teaching and learning.] [Urban Education Institute Timothy KNOWLES- notes the impact on the rest of the country.]
(Washington: Lisa Meyer) The IRS whistleblower award to Bradley Birkenfeld for providing information that led the Swiss bank UBS to pay a huge penalty and turning over the names of US taxpayers with secret accounts in Switzerland featured; details given about Birkenfeld’s prison sentence for helping a client avoid taxes. [National Whistleblowers Center Dean ZERBE- comments on the award.] [In 2010, BIRKENFELD – says he sacrificed his reputation, his life and his finances and this is how he gets treated.]
(Amman, Jordan: Ann Curry) The growing humanitarian crisis with refugees fleeing from the civil war in Syria featured; details given about reports of atrocities on both sides, including torturing children; scenes shown of the fighting, actress Angelina Jolie visiting a refugee camp in Jordan, an injured man brought into Jordan talking to his fiancée in Syria. [JOLIE – says hundreds are dying every day.] The appeal from the U.N. and Jordan for more international aid noted.
(New York: Robert Bazell) A study on the health effects of fish oil supplements reviewed; details given of the conclusion that they do no harm nor good; statistics on heart deaths and heart attacks cited. [Fish oil user Katie KILLIAN- says it has lowered her cholesterol.] [Harvard Department of Epidemiology Dr. Dariush MOZAFFARIAN- says there is a benefit for the cardiac death outcome; recommends eating fish.]
(Northampton, Massachusetts: Anne Thompson) The influx of southern butterflies in Massachusetts featured; scenes shown from Northampton. [Massachusetts Butterfly Club president Stephen MOORE- says we call them accidentals.] [Harvard professor Greg BREED- agrees climate change is a logical inference.] [Butterfly club member Tom GAGNON- notes the increase in southern species.]