This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Anthony Mason) The Treasury Department’s sale of its GM shares at a loss to taxpayers of 10 billion dollars examined; the cost of the Chrysler bailout and the profit from TARP investments cited. [President OBAMA – says he decided to save the auto industry from collapse.] [In 2010, car czar Steve RATTNER- says not bailing them out would have been an economic disaster.]
(Washington: Jeff Pegues) The impact of the storm reviewed; scenes shown of utility crews working on downed trees & power lines, a highway pileup in Yonkers, New York; flight cancellation figures cited; details given about the forecast for another winter storm; map shown. [Dominion Power Karl NEDDENIEN- comments on the outages.] [Tow truck driver Jim CAVAGNARO- comments.]
(Johannesburg: Mark Phillips) The mourning & celebrations in South Africa reviewed; scenes shown of dancing in the streets, family members including grandson Mandla Mandela; details given about plans for world leaders to attend the service to be held in the national soccer stadium. [Former Archbishop Desmond TUTU – recalls being mistaken for Mandela.]
(Tehran: Elizabeth Palmer) Concern in Iran that the Senate will impose new sanctions featured. [Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Majid RAVANCHI- notes the mutual distrust between the US & Iran.] Ravanchi’s suggestion that the nuclear deal would be off if there are new sanctions discussed.
(Washington: Bob Orr) The open letter from major tech companies, including Google, Yahoo & Facebook, to the president & Congress warning that government surveillance is undermining American freedom featured; details given about information leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden suggesting the NSA is stealing communications from internet providers. [Facebook founder Mark ZUCKERBERG- criticizes the government.]
(Studio: Jon LaPook) A promising treatment in the fight against cancer that uses the patient’s own cells to hunt down the disease examined; details given about the gene therapy that manipulates the immune system; diagram shown of T cells attacking cancer cells. [Chronic lymphocytic leukemia patient Doug OLSON- comments.] [Abramson Cancer Center Dr. David PORTER – says every T cell has the ability to kill up to 93,000 leukemia cells.]
(Johannesburg: Bill Whitaker) Former South African President Nelson Mandela’s unlikely friendship with prison guard Christo Brand on Robben Island and with former Afrikaner cop Rory Steyn featured. [BRAND – says Mandela became like a father to him; recalls allowing Mandela to see his new grandbaby.] [STEYN – comments on being chosen by Mandela to lead his security detail; reacts to Mandela’s death.]