This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Nancy Snyderman) The strain on hospitals from the flu outbreak featured; details given about the shutdown of emergency departments in Chicago. [St. Barnabas Hospital Dr. Ernest PATTI- cites the increase since last year.] [Patient Lawrence JOHANSEN, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Dr. Charles POZNER- describe symptoms.] Precautions for avoiding the flu and how to get information noted.
(Studio: Anne Thompson) The record heat and extreme weather in 2012 reviewed; details given about the impact of the drought on barge traffic in the Mississippi River; scenes shown of damage from superstorm Sandy, a wildfire in Australia and the new purple color for high temperatures on a weather map. [NOAA National Climatic Data Center Jake CROUCH- states the warming trend is associated with climate change.] [The Weather Channel’s Jim CANTORE- comments on the temperatures above 100 degrees.] [Stanford University Carnegie Institution Chris FIELD- says the persistence of the drought is a real concern.]
(Studio: Ron Mott) The debate over gun control updated; ad featuring the mother of Christina-Taylor Green, who was killed in the shooting spree in Tucson, Arizona 2 years ago, shown; details given about the call for action from former Representative Gabrielle Giffords and husband Mark Kelly and about potential White House measures; Gallup Poll findings cited. [KELLY – says we gotta do something to keep guns from getting into the wrong hands.] [Second Amendment Sports Josh BECK- comments on “fear purchasing” due to the word “ban” being brought up.] [Gun buyer Andy STEAD- says people are passionate about their weapons.] [NRA Wayne LaPIERRE- notes we don’t enforce most federal gun laws.] [Anti-gun activist Sarah BRADY- says we have to have action quickly.]
(San Diego: Tom Costello) New safety problems with Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes reviewed; details given about 2 incidents involving Japan Airlines planes in Boston.
(Washington: Lisa Myers) The increase in health insurance premiums examined; proposed rate hikes in California by Aetna Blue Cross, Anthem and Blue Shield cited; details given about the possible connection to the Obamacare law. [Pediatrician Dr. Jan MAISEL- reacts.] [California Insurance Commissioner Dave JONES- says it’s a disaster.] [Kaiser Family Foundation vice president Gary CLAXTON- says it may be the best strategy to maximize profits for this year.] [America’s Health Insurance Plans Karen IGNAGNI- outlines reasons for the increase.]
(New York: Rehema Ellis) A CDC report on the dangers for women from drinking alcohol examined; findings of a binge drinking survey cited. [National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Dr. Aaron WHITE- comments on how women respond differently from men.] [2 WOMEN – comment.] [Lenox Hill Hospital Dr. Suzanne STEINBAUM- notes alcohol may be stress relief.]
(Chicago: Kevin Tibbles) The thoughts about minting a platinum trillion dollar coin to solve the debt ceiling problem featured. [University of Chicago Booth School of Business Randall KROSZNER†- says it doesn’t deal with the deficit issue and it does not make it go away.] [Coin dealer David GREENSTEIN††- says you’d have to have a solid platinum 747 aircraft to have a trillion dollars worth of platinum.] [Comedian Stephen COLBERT††– jokes.]