This program is 29 minutes long
(Pentagon: David Martin) Evidence Assad is preparing his chemical weapons for use examined; satellite photo of a Syrian chemicals weapons base shown; details given about the possible US military response. [Secretary of State Hillary CLINTON – says this is a red line for the US.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.
(Damascus: Elizabeth Palmer) The hardship and stress for the remaining residents of a Syrian neighborhood under siege featured; scenes shown from the community near Damascus. [Resident “SARA” – says it is better to live here and die with dignity.] [Free Syrian Army MAN – notes Assad’s soldiers are shooting at cars and civilians every night.]
(Boston: Jim Axelrod) New research on the long term consequences of repetitive injuries to the brain examined; footage shown of former pro football player John Mackey, who suffered from dementia later in his life; details given about the study of brains of athletes and war veterans and the hope to be able to identify the CTE brain damage condition. [Study author Dr. Ann McKEE- notes the longer the patient survives the more the disease progresses.] [Iraq veteran Rigo SAENZ- comments on his symptoms.]
(Washington: Wyatt Andrews) The proposals from the Republicans and President Obama for reducing the budget deficit and avoiding the fiscal cliff compared; details given about health care, spending and entitlement cuts, Republicans’ refusal to consider Obama’s proposed new stimulus and the disagreement over how to raise new revenues.
(Los Angeles: Bill Whitaker) The economic impact of the strike at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California featured; scenes shown of cargo ships sitting idle, picket lines. [Importer Ingrid LAZCANO- explains what’s at stake for her merchandise.] [Golden State Express, Inc. owner Fred JOHRING- comments on the losses for his trucking company.]
(San Francisco: John Blackstone) The analysis of soil scooped up by the Mars rover Curiosity featured; photos from Mars shown; details given about the discovery of a trace of carbon, which is essential for life, and the plan for Curiosity to explore Mount Sharp. [Lead scientist John GROTZINGER††- says it could be a material that comes from the cosmos.] [NASA Mars exploration program Michael MEYER††- comments on the analysis of the organic compounds.]
(London: Mark Phillips) The official announcement that Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton are expecting a baby examined; scenes shown of the hospital where Kate was admitted for acute morning sickness. [Obstetrician Daghni RAJASINGAM- says the aim of the admission is to rehydrate.] [Earlier, WILLIAM – comments on plans for a family.]