This program is 29 minutes long
(Centennial, Colorado: Barry Petersen) The emotional hearing for James Holmes, the shooter in the Aurora, Colorado movie theater massacre, reviewed; courtroom sketches by Bill Robles shown; testimony from officers Jason Oviatt and Justin Grizzle and Sgt. Gerald Jonsgaard quoted; scenes shown from outside the courtroom; details given of the accounts involving survivor Caleb Medley and young victim Veronica Moser Sullivan. [Veronica’s great aunt Maryellen HANSEN- says she wants Holmes to have life in prison...]
(White House: Major Garrett) The opposition to Hagel from both parties examined; details given about his military service and some of his unpopular positions, including the Iraq war and Iran’s nuclear program; his remarks on Israel and gays quoted. [OBAMA, outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon PANETTA, BRENNAN – praise Hagel.] The likelihood that Brennan will have an easier road to confirmation discussed.
(Studio: Scott Pelley) An incident in Vietnam in which Hagel carried his brother Tom to safety despite being injured himself noted; photos shown.
(Los Angeles: Ben Tracy) The settlement to be paid by 10 banks for fraudulent foreclosure tactics examined; details given about the compensation to homeowners who lost their homes. [Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles Tunua THRASH- worries that the banks are being let off easy.] [Homeowner James BRUCE – comments on how his adjustable rate mortgage ate up all his savings.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley; Istanbul: Holly Williams) Turkey’s fear that Syria might use chemical weapons in its civil war and Turkey’s reaction to Assad’s defiant speech discussed.
(Studio: Jon LaPook) The status of the war on cancer examined; mortality rates for heart disease vs. cancer and for specific cancers cited. [USC Cancer Center Dr. David AGUS- states the small drop in the death rate is not a reason to cheer.] [National Cancer Institute director Dr. Harold VARMUS- says we are dealing with many different diseases that are all called cancer.] The effectiveness of the HPV vaccine for cervical cancer and for cancer of the head and neck discussed.
(Cedar Falls, Iowa: Dean Reynolds) The mission of Vietnam war veteran Tom Brickman and his daughter, Shari Kirkpatrick, to find photographs of the 853 Iowans who died in Vietnam after seeing a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall featured; details given about plans for an education center in Washington, DC where the photos will be displayed with others gathered from across the country. [BRICKMAN – says it’s a healing process for himself and the families; explains the importance of having pictures.]