This program is 29 minutes long
(Warrensburg, Missouri: Major Garrett) President Obama’s speech aimed at refocusing on the economy and his criticism of Republicans reviewed; details given of White House concerns that his economic agenda has been drowned out by other issues. [At Knox College, OBAMA – says repealing Obamacare and cutting spending is not an economic plan; says Washington has taken its eye off the ball.] [Small business owner Nancy SAMS- says if mom & pop businesses can’t survive then the middle class is under the foot of corporations.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Interview held with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew about why many Americans are not feeling the economic recovery. [LEW – notes families have scars from the recession; says when Washington has a divisive fight it hurts confidence; comments on a graph showing a rise in part-time jobs and a loss in full-time employment; says we’re seeing high rates of long-term unemployment.] Speaker of the House John Boehner’s reaction to Obama’s criticism of Republicans noted. [BOEHNER – calls for Obama to approve the Keystone pipeline, work with the bipartisan majority to delay the health care bill and stop threatening to shut down the government.]
(London: Mark Phillips) The deadly derailment of a high-speed train in Spain reviewed; scenes shown of the wreckage, bodies, rescuers.
(Orlando, Florida: Mark Strassmann) The disaster on the Hercules 265 rig reviewed; photos shown; details given about the risk to the environment; statement from rig owner Hercules Offshore quoted. [Biological oceanographer Donald BOESCH- says it shouldn’t have any lasting impacts on the ocean.]
(Washington: Bob Orr) House debate on a bill that would curtail the government’s ability to collect massive amounts of data on Americans’ phone calls in light of Edward Snowden’s exposure of the NSA surveillance programs featured; details given about the amendment proposed by Representative Justin Amash. [Representative Jason CHAFFETZ- says if there is not cause you should not be tracked by your federal government.]
(Rio de Janeiro: Dean Reynolds) The pope’s first public Mass in Brazil reviewed; scenes shown from Aparecida and the Santa Teresa district in Rio de Janeiro; details given about Brazilians’ dissatisfaction with their government and the country’s problems. [Rio resident Federico SOUZA- says too few people have all the money and too many have nothing; says there is corruption.]
(Gloucester, Massachusetts: Michelle Miller) The concerns of Gloucester, Massachusetts cod fishermen about government limits on their catch featured; details given about the lawsuit against the government. [Fisherman Al CATTONE- says he’s been destroyed; predicts the infrastructure will implode.] [NOAA regional administrator John BULLARD- says to rebuild the stocks we have to limit how many fish can be taken.]