This program is 28 minutes long
(Cairo: Clarissa Ward) The terms of the cease-fire reviewed; scenes shown of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Cairo and Hamas political leader Khaled Meshaal thanking the Egyptian government for brokering the deal; details given about the provision calling for opening Gaza’s border. [CLINTON – talks about working toward regional stability.] Egypt’s role in the agreement discussed.
(Studio: Jeff Glor; Tel Aviv: Allen Pizzey) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s reluctance to sign the deal and whether the cease-fire will hold discussed.
(Studio: Jeff Glor) Report introduced.
(Gaza City: Charlie D’Agata) The fighting that continued until the cease-fire deadline featured; scenes shown from Gaza of an apartment building hit by an Israeli air strike, 4-year-old Abdel-Rahman Naim, who died at the hospital, explosions, a crater in a soccer field, air strikes in Rafah, Hamas rockets firing into Israel, celebrating Gazans; Israeli video of its strike on the Hamas Interior Ministry shown. [Palestinian MAN – comments.] The sense of relief and celebration in Gaza discussed.
(Washington: Chip Reid) The resignation of Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr. featured; his letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner about his health issues quoted; details given about his treatment for bipolar disorder and the FBI investigation into misuse of campaign funds; his campaign robo call played.
(Washington: Wyatt Andrews) The ideas put forth 2 years ago by Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson that are being discussed today as a fiscal cliff solution examined; details given about their idea to combine President Obama’s demand for higher taxes on the rich and the Republican proposal to get rid of tax loopholes. [SIMPSON – says if you want something, pay for it.] [BOWLES – comments on cuts to Medicare and Social Security.]
(Chicago: Dean Reynolds) The impact of the drought on food pantries featured. [Greater Chicago Food Depository executive director Kate MAEHR- says the face of hunger is the face of someone who has a job.] [St. Columbanus Food Pantry director LaVerne MORRIS- notes the shortage of fruits and vegetables.] [Food recipient Monica BONDS – says if she didn’t have this she wouldn’t have a turkey.]