This program is 28 minutes long
(White House: Major Garrett) President Obama's nomination of former federal prosecutor Mary Jo White to head the SEC featured; details given about her background, including her role in the convictions of mob boss John Gotti and terrorists Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman and Ramzi Yousef and her indictment of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden for the deaths of US soldiers in Somalia. [OBAMA – praises White.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley; Davos, Switzerland: Anthony Mason) The views of economic leaders on White’s nomination discussed.
(Davos, Switzerland: Anthony Mason) The views of IMF leader Christine Lagarde on the US economy featured. [At the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, LAGARDE – notes decisions concerning fiscal deficit and the debt ceiling must be made in 2013.]
(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) Senator Dianne Feinstein’s proposed legislation to reinstate the ban on assault weapons examined; details given about opposition from conservatives, including Senator Mitch McConnell, and some Democrats; McConnell’s robocall released in Kentucky played. [FEINSTEIN – says they fall into the hands of grievance killers, gangs and the mentally ill.] [Virginia Tech shooting victim Lily HABTU- says she has a bullet in her head.]
(Fontana, California: Bill Whitaker) The decision in Fontana, California to arm officers on school campuses with military style semi-automatic rifles featured. [Fontana school district police chief Billy GREEN – asserts we need to be prepared for a Newtown-like scenario.] [School board member Sophia GREEN- says it will be like a blood bath.]
(Diabaly, Mali: Elizabeth Palmer) France’s operations to push Al Qaeda-linked Islamic militants out of Mali updated; scenes shown of Malians cheering French troops, the village of Diabaly, a family on the road. The next step in the French military campaign discussed.
(Washington: Sharyl Attkisson) The investigation into fires linked to lithium ion batteries on Boeing Dreamliner planes reviewed; scenes shown of burned-out batteries from planes in Boston and Japan; details given about battery problems in Chevy Volts, laptop computers and cell phones; Boeing statement quoted. [Battery expert George BLOMGREN- says he would not fly on a Dreamliner tomorrow.]
(New York: Michelle Miller) The first images of the giant squid in the ocean off Japan featured; scenes shown. [Ocean Research and Conservation Assn. CEO Edie WIDDER- comments on using electronic jellyfish to lure the squid; describes the creature.]