This program is 29 minutes long
(Pentagon: David Martin) The suspension of death benefits for families of fallen troops featured; photos shown of Sgt. Joseph Peters, 1st Lt. Jennifer Moreno, PFC Cody Patterson and Sgt. Patrick Hawkins, who were killed in Afghanistan; letter from Representative Duncan Hunter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel quoted. [Senators John McCAIN, Carl LEVIN – comment.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) The battle over the budget & Obamacare recapped. [President OBAMA – says we can’t make extortion routine as part of our democracy.] Speaker of the House John Boehner’s refusal to authorize an increase in the debt ceiling unless Obama agrees to budget cuts noted. [BOEHNER – lashes out at spending money we don’t have.] Stock Market Report.
(Studio: Anthony Mason) Concerns about a federal default examined; debt figures cited; details given about the potential impact on interest rates. [Former Treasury chief of staff Mark PATTERSON- says all contingency plans have god-awful consequences.][Last week, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd BLANKFEIN- comments.]
(Washington: Jan Crawford) The Supreme Court case involving limits on individual contributions to candidates and political parties reviewed; courtroom sketches by William Hennessy shown; arguments from Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg & Samuel Alito quoted. [Plaintiff Shaun McCUTCHEON, campaign finance reform advocate Fred WERTHEIMER- express views.]
(Dallas Anna Werner) The problems for people trying to sign up for health insurance through the federal website featured; details given about the success for New York’s exchange. [Insurance seekers Matt WARREN, Tory NOLL– comment.] [White House advisor David SIMAS- says it’s a volume issue.]
(London: Mark Phillips) The awarding of the Nobel Prize in physics to Francois Englert & Peter Higgs for their discovery of the Higgs boson featured; details given about the "God particle" theory; scenes shown of the celebration at the Large Hadron Collider. [HIGGS – comments.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley, Jon LaPook) Diabetes prevention and the impact of weight, genes, lifestyle and aging discussed.
(Richmond, California: Kristen Dahlgren) The history behind Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, California as told by 92-year-old park ranger Betty Soskin, who has been furloughed due to the government shutdown, presented; historical footage/photos shown. [SOSKIN – comments on the ship builders and the changes she’s seen; says we could use more grownups in the room.]