This program is 29 minutes long
(New York: Anthony Mason) The impact of the drought on the economy examined; details given of the uncertainty about the government’s “fiscal cliff” involving spending cuts and tax hikes; statement from Fitch Ratings quoted. [Aquilla, Texas farmer Ronnie GERIK- says it impacted all the ag industry.] [American Giant founder Bayard WINTHROP- says the lack of substantial and positive debate is undermining the economy.] The drop in unemployment claims and a revision of jobs added noted. The significance of the revised growth rate discussed.
(Pentagon: David Martin) Iran’s nuclear program examined; scenes shown of Netanyahu drawing a red line; photo shown of Iran’s Fordow nuclear facility, where uranium is being enriched. [NETANYAHU – says Iran must be stopped before it is a few months or weeks away from amassing enough enriched uranium to make a nuclear weapon.] [Earlier, Secretary of Defense Leon PANETTA – says when they make a decision to build a nuclear weapon that is a red line.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley, Washington: John Dickerson) The impact of early voting on the presidential campaigns discussed.
(Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Wyatt Andrews) The growing legal challenge to voter ID laws featured; map shown of states with ID laws on hold; federal court ruling on the Texas law quoted; scenes shown of a protest. [Pennsylvania resident Doris CLARK- complains about the difficulty in getting her voter ID card.] [South Carolina Gov. Nikki HALEY- supports using picture ID to protect the integrity of the voting process.]
(St. Louis: Dean Reynolds) Damage to homes from the drought featured. [Homeowner Ana MENDOZA- points out the cracks in her walls.] [HeliTech Matt FORD- says business is up 60 percent; notes one crack can become 7 cracks.] [Homeowner Carol DEVAUGHN- says it’s disconcerting to think your house might be falling in.]
(London: Mark Phillips) The debate over whether there is an earlier version of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa painting featured; details given of the theory that the earlier painting is the same woman 10 years earlier. [Voice of Academy of Santa Luca curator Lorenzo CECCONI- says this is an original of Leonardo.] [Oxford University’s Martin KEMP- says it is a copy.]
(Amherst, New Hampshire: Jim Axelrod) The auction in Amherst, New Hampshire of gangster memorabilia from the 1920's and 30's featured; scenes shown of some of the artifacts, including a musical love letter written by Al Capone and a gun owned by Clyde Barrow. [Auctioneer Bobby LIVINGSTON- comments on the worth of the items; says these are desperate criminals.]