This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Jon LaPook) The surge in flu cases examined. [Boston Public Health Commission executive director Dr. Barbara FERRER- says in the last 2 weeks we’ve doubled our number.] [Lehigh Valley Hospital nurse Terry BURGER- comments on treating milder illnesses in a tent to keep the emergency department functioning.] [Patient Alex COAN, mother Christine COAN- comment on him getting sick despite getting a shot.] [Vanderbilt University Medical Center Dr. William SCHAFFNER- explains why the vaccine is not protecting against a certain strain.] The severity of this flu season discussed.
(Centennial, Colorado: Manuel Bojorquez) The preliminary hearing for Aurora, Colorado movie theater gunman James Holmes reviewed; courtroom sketches by Bill Robles of the photos Holmes took of himself shown; remarks from defense attorney Daniel King quoted. [Shooting survivor Yousef GHARBI- reacts to the pictures of Holmes.] [Victim’s father Tom TEVES- says there are evil people in our society that enjoy killing.]
(White House: Major Garrett) President Obama’s ideas to reduce gun violence in the wake of the shooting tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut featured; details given about his proposals for an assault weapons ban, expanded background checks, safer gun use and storage and a review of gun buyback programs. [Vice President Joe BIDEN – comments on the children killed at Newtown.] Biden’s meeting tomorrow with NRA members discussed.
(Studio: Scott Pelley) New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s gun restriction proposal noted. [In Albany, CUOMO – says it is about ending the unnecessary risk of high capacity assault rifles.]
(Hartford, Connecticut: Michelle Miller) The debate over gun restrictions in Connecticut reviewed; details given about the proposals from state senator Beth Bye. [BYE - relates the message from Newtown victim Ana Marquez-Greene’s mother: get something done.] [State senator John McKINNEY- opposes a high tax on ammunition; calls for action from the federal government.]
(Los Angeles: Ben Tracy) A CDC study on female binge drinkers examined; statistics cited; excerpts from the documentary “Faded: Girls and Binge Drinking” shown. [College student Grace BIXBY- comments on her binge-drinking roommates.] [Los Angeles writer Lina LECARO- says girls can keep up with guys in terms of excess drinking.]
(Culpeper, Virginia: Bob Orr) The collection of interviews of sports legends obtained by the Library of Congress featured; portions of the tapes from the “Sports Byline USA” radio program with the voices of baseball players Hank Aaron and Mickey Mantle, basketball coach John Wooden, boxer Joe Frazier and race car driver Dale Earnhardt played. [Curator Gene DEANNA- says hearing the words has more impact.]