This program is 29 minutes long
(Rome: Allen Pizzey) Benedict’s final day as pope reviewed; scenes shown of his applauding staff, his helicopter flying over landmarks in Rome, well-wishers with signs, the bells at St. Peter’s, his farewell to the cardinals, the summer home for popes at Castel Gandolfo, the welcome from local residents.
(Studio: Scott Pelley) The plan for Benedict to return to his retirement home at Vatican City noted.
(London: Mark Phillips) The controversies within the Catholic Church that Benedict leaves behind featured; details given about his focus on spiritual matters rather than church administration and finance. [Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests Barbara BLAINE- notes there has been no punishment for any bishops or church employees for the cover-up of sex crimes.] [Cardinal Timothy DOLAN – admits leaders of the church have given people reasons not to trust in the church.] [Vatican spokesman Thomas ROSICA- says we need a pope for all seasons.] The uncertainty over when the conclave will start discussed.
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.
(Paramus, New Jersey: Michelle Miller) The reaction of students at Visitation Academy in Paramus, New Jersey to the pope’s resignation featured. [Students Eishner SIBUG, Andrea MALIK, staff member Deborah PAGANO- comment on watching history, Benedict’s last Tweet and the next pope.]
(Los Angeles: Ben Tracy) The impact of budget cuts on small businesses that work in the defense industry examined; details given about delays in making repairs and updates to aircraft carriers due to Congress’s inaction. [Dante Valve Co. Lisa Dante PAPINI- states we are not hiring or giving raises because of the sequestration; worries about her workers.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) The disagreement between President Obama and Republicans over tax increases noted.
(Pentagon: David Martin) Army Pvt. Bradley Manning’s guilty plea to charges of leaking classified documents reviewed; courtroom sketches by William Hennessy shown with Manning’s remarks quoted; video of a gunship attack that was downloaded by Manning shown; details given about his attempts to contact the “Washington Post” and the "New York Times" before sending the material to the WikiLeaks website.
(Plainview, Texas: Anna Werner) The impact of the drought on Plainview, Texas featured; details given about the closing of the Cargill beef processing plant because cattle ranchers were forced to slaughter livestock they couldn’t afford to feed. [Former Cargill worker Hilario MENDOZA- worries about his bills, his wife and the community.] [Printing shop owner Stan LANCASTER- notes the impact of the Cargill closing on his business.]
(Studio: Jon LaPook) Michelle Obama’s campaign to get companies to stop marketing junk food to kids featured. [In interview, OBAMA – says we have to remind parents that we’re the ones that set the demand; states her household was no different than any other household; outlines diet changes.] Food spending figures cited.