This program is 29 minutes long
(Newtown, Connecticut: Jim Axelrod) The hope to bring familiarity and comfort to the school featured; details given about how furniture and other items were brought from the old school. [Superintendent Janet ROBINSON- says the voices and laughter of the children were there today; notes some parents couldn’t put their child on the bus; says today was a major step in the journey.] The plans for the old school building discussed.
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.
(Denver: Anna Werner) The account from Patrick Ireland about being shot in the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado and his recovery presented; footage/photos shown. [IRELAND – recalls the love and support from the community; describes the importance of returning to the school; states a lot of us live with visible and not visible scars.]
(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) The record number of female senators featured; scenes shown of women being sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden; photos shown of the first women senators, Hattie Wyatt Caraway and Margaret Chase Smith. [Senator Heidi HEITKAMP- says she hopes for more willingness to compromise.] [Senator Barbara MIKULSKI- recalls it was forbidden for women to wear trousers on the Senate floor in 1992.] [Senator Deb FISCHER- comments on building relationships.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Photo of the New Hampshire delegation, who are all women, shown.
(Burbank, California: Ben Tracy) Drops in gun injuries and deaths in California despite booming sales examined; statistics cited; details given of concern about stricter gun control since President Obama’s re-election and the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting and about the success of the police crackdown on gangs and gun buyback programs. [Gun store worker Aristotle ROGEL- notes people are stocking up in case they won’t be able to buy later.] [Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie BECK- worries about guns in the wrong hands.]
(Kabul: Kelly Cobiella) The fears of many Afghans about the security forces that will take over when the Americans leave featured; details given about how those who can afford it are planning to leave and taking cash out of the country. [Businessman Mustafa SADIQ- says we have a poor army and national police; notes corruption is normal; states some are trying to get people to fight one another.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) A Taliban suicide attack on an American company next to Sadiq’s factory noted.
(Auburn, Alabama: David Martin) The reunion of combat surgeon Lee Warren with Army Spc. Paul Statzer, whom he operated on after a roadside bombing in Iraq in 2005, featured; photos/scenes shown. [WARREN – describes Statzer’s severe injuries; says the power of the human spirit and indomitable faith can do a lot; comments on his meeting with Statzer.] [In earlier CBS interview, STATZER – says he’s slow on certain things.]