This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Harris) Medical research in which the heart of a dead rat was injected with baby rat heart cells and made to re-beat examined; details given about the implications for creating replacement organs. [Lead researcher University of Minnesota Dr. Doris TAYLOR- calls it a "wow" moment; states similar work with a human heart is possible.] [Montefiore-Einstein Heart Center Dr. Robert MITCHLER- offers caution about the future implications.] ["American Journal of Bioethics" professor Glenn McGEE- raises ethical issues.]
(New York: John McKenzie) Research from the drug companies Merck/Schering-Plough finding that the cholesterol-lowering drug Zetia/Vytorin may not work to prevent plaque in arteries examined; TV ad shown. [Cleveland Clinic Dr. Steve NISSEN- calls the research "stunning"; states patients have been getting an "ineffective" drug while the trial results were awaited.]
(Studio: David Muir) The ripple effect of the mortgage mess on the American consumer examined; details given about bad mortgage loans from Citibank, how consumers are falling behind in credit card and phone bill payments, how the economy is flirting with recession and bad quarterly numbers from Sears. ["Income Mortgage Finance" publisher Guy CECALA†- says all the banks are taking a body blow.] [FBR Capital Markets director Paul MILLER†- cites the hangover.] [Florida resident David FIELD†- comments on paying off credit.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson; Washington: George Stephanopoulos) The implications of the poll numbers for Clinton and Obama among African American voters due to his success in Iowa and what issues are making the greatest impact on the minds of the voters discussed.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.
(West Bloomfield, Michigan) The Republican race in Michigan where the economy is the one issue on everyone's mind featured; scenes shown from the Detroit auto show; statistics on unemployment and lost jobs in the state cited; details given about the candidates' proposals. [McCAIN, Mike HUCKABEE, Mitt ROMNEY - campaign on jobs.] [In a diner, two MICHIGANDERS - talk about jobs and the candidates.]
(Baghdad: Hilary Brown) The political agreement in Iraq to allow some members of the late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's Baath Party to take government jobs that could be a step towards national reconciliation examined; details given about the implications for a Sunni-Shiite government reversing the US blunder in banning Baathists for any government role that led to the Sunni insurgency. [Harvard law school professor Noah FELDMAN- explains the possible significance of this step.] Statement from US ambassador Ryan Crocker and multinational forces-Iraq commander Gen. David Petraeus about Iraqi politics quoted and Sunni concerns with the law outlined on screen. [Sunni member of parliament Saleh MUTLAG- cites the spirit of revenge.]
(Dearborn. Michigan: Chris Bury) 24 hours inside an truck assembly plant in Dearborn, Michigan, presented; scenes shown from the production lines inside the factory, including the first 2009 Ford-150 to be produced. [Plant manager Ron WEBBER- says he loves the car business where we produce one truck every minute.] [Ford line supervisor Tracy PRAYER- comments on losing out to Toyota.] [Chassis line worker Kevin DACE- blames gas prices.] [Launch manager Don PIJOR, Ford evaluation auditor Mark PETERS- comment on the product.] [UAW Local 600 president Jerry SULLIVAN- comments on the need to work together.] [Assembly worker Marilyn JASSO- talks about her kids' education and the job.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Next week's segment previewed.
(Pompton Plains, New Jersey: Ned Potter) The interest among seniors in playing video games featured; scenes shown from a retirement center in Pompton Plains, New Jersey, where the biggest attraction is video bowling. [Age 74, Bob SMITH; age 57, Bob ZIEGLER, retiree Hal WEHNER, age 85, Flow LAWRENCE- comment on the game activity.] [Wii customer Susan McBRAYER- comments on her husband playing games.]