This program is 29 minutes long
(Pentagon: David Martin) The policy change for the US military with the decision to lift the ban on women serving in combat examined; casualty figures for women in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan cited; details given about the time frame for implementation of service plans. [Iraq veteran Dawn HALFAKER- describes her service on the front lines.] [Iraq veteran Victoria RIVERS- comments on working with Special Forces; says there are jobs women can’t do physically.]
(Washington: Margaret Brennan) The testimony to Congress from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about the deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya last September reviewed; scenes shown from the hearings. [CLINTON - says she takes responsibility; says she did not see security requests; states it does not make a difference about the reports of a protest.] [Senators Rand PAUL, Ron JOHNSON, John McCAIN – question Clinton.] Clinton’s assertion that events in Benghazi, Mali and Algeria are linked noted.
(Davos, Switzerland: Anthony Mason) The views of JP Morgan Asset Management CEO Mary Callahan Erdoes on the US fiscal crisis featured. [At the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, ERDOES – says the US needs to come together as one team and get back on stable footing, which cascades to the rest of the world; says the atmosphere at the forum is more hopeful this year; notes people not from America wonder about the gridlock in Washington.] The danger to the economy from global warming discussed; remarks from the IMF's Christine Lagarde quoted.
(Staten Island, New York: Elaine Quijano) The impact of the freezing temperatures on people still not back in their homes after Hurricane Sandy featured. [Staten Island resident Anthony GAMBINO- demonstrates how he sleeps in a tent.] [Volunteer Tim CHIN- comments on distributing space heaters.]
(Oakland, California: John Blackstone) The surge in gun violence in Oakland examined; details given about budget cuts that reduced the number of police officers; homicide rate cited. [At city council meeting, expectant mother Jessica HOLLIE- says she is sad and scared to be having a black boy in Oakland.] [Vice Mayor Larry REID- says he wears a bullet proof vest; agrees that criminals know the police can’t get there.]
(Keithville, Louisiana: Anna Werner) The Chimp Haven sanctuary in Louisiana for chimpanzees retired from research featured; scenes shown; details given about the impact of advances in computer and lab technologies. [Chimp Haven’s Linda BRENT – says we want to give chimpanzees opportunities like they would have if they were wild chimps in Africa.]