This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Anthony Mason) The impact of Internet shopping on holiday spending and hiring examined; scenes shown from Amazon.com’s shipping center in Phoenix; Cyber Monday ads shown; the rise in sales on Black Friday cited. [Amazon vice president Craig BERMAN- says we’re hiring seasonal workers to meet customer demand.] [Amazon packing manager Mark PULLEY- says we’ve been on hyper-drive.] [National Retail Federation Ellen DAVIS- says the internet influences about 50 percent of what consumers buy.] [IBM retail analyst Jill PULERI- notes Black Friday sales started Thanksgiving day via iPhones and iPads.]
(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) The budget negotiations reviewed; details given about the talks between President Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner and moves by prominent Republicans toward a tax revenue increase; photos shown of the Senate’s Gang of Eight, who are working on a bipartisan approach to debt reduction. [Senator Mitch McCONNELL – calls for Obama to lead his party to do what’s needed.] [Senator Saxby CHAMBLISS- says we’ve got to get the economy going again.] [Senator Mark WARNER- notes the math for entitlements, including Medicare and Social Security, doesn’t work anymore.] The no-tax pledge created by Grover Norquist mentioned.
(Studio: Scott Pelley; White House: Major Garrett) Obama’s request for Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to lead negotiations with Congressional Republicans with involvement from White House chief of staff Jack Lew and the White House unwillingness to negotiate on Social Security discussed.
(Cairo: Holly Williams) The protests in Egypt after a power grab by President Mohammed Morsi featured; scenes shown of the funeral procession in Cairo for a man who died in the protests, the sit-in in Tahrir Square. [Morsi ally Amr DARRAG- defends Morsi’s decisions.] [Human rights activist Heba MORAYEF- says there are no guarantees the new constitution will respect fundamental rights.] The status of the work on Egypt’s constitution amid complaints from Islamists who want a bigger role for religion discussed.
(Studio: Jon LaPook) Fears of secondary infections in meningitis survivors featured; details given about Michigan’s call for an emergency mobile MRI to screen patients. [Patients Brenda BANSALE- reacts to her new infection.] [St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Dr. Geoffrey THOMAS- notes the abscesses near the spinal canal may erode and become meningitis.] [Patient David EARLES- says he hopes the MRI will put him in the clear.] The danger from the abscesses discussed.
(Kenya: M. Sanjayan) The desperate measures being taken in Kenya to cut down on elephant poaching featured; scenes shown of government veterinarians removing part of Mountain Bull’s tusks in the hope he will be less of a target; photos shown of dead elephants and piles of ivory tusks; details given about the deaths of rangers in fights with poachers. [Conservationist Ian CRAIG- says it’s a steady deterioration; comments on his promotion of the idea that saving elephants for tourism is more profitable than poaching.]