This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Betsy Stark) The push for a stimulus package in response to the economy examined; details given of the support from Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke, suggestions for food stamps, unemployment benefits, tax rebates and tax relief for businesses. [Speaker of the House Nancy PELOSI, White House spokesman Tony FRATTO, BERNANKE - comment on the economy.] [Brookings Inst. economist Doug ELMENDORF- speculates on a boost from the rebate.] The prospects of a large infusion of capital into the hands of consumers and the continuing barrage of bad economic news discussed.
(London Heathrow Airport: Jim Sciutto) The crash of a British Airways Boeing 777 plane at London's Heathrow Airport featured; scenes shown of the broken plane and its trail of debris; details given about what may have caused the crash. [Witness John ROLAND - describes what happened.] [Passengers Chloe RICHARDS, Jerome ENSINCK- describe what happened in the crash.]
(Washington: Martha Raddatz) US concerns about what is happening in Pakistan after troops abandoned another army post along the border with Afghanistan after being threatened by Taliban sympathizers featured; details given about the attempts to impose a Taliban-style regime inside Pakistan. [Secretary of Defense Robert GATES - comments on the emerging threat inside Pakistan.] [Journalist Nick SCHMIDLE- talks about the unstable situation.]
(Studio: Brian Ross) The investigation into abuse by charities that are supposed to help veterans examined; TV ads requesting donations and hearings shown; details given about Roger Chapin's two charities and the involvement of Gen. Tommy Franks. [Help Hospitalized Veterans founder CHAPIN- defends his golf fees.] [Representative Henry WAXMAN - says everybody got a cut of the money slated for vets.]
(New York: John McKenzie) Questions about the long time it sometimes takes to release drug test results examined; details given about the research study on Vytorin completed in April, 2006, the statement from drug maker Merck quoted and how Schering-Plough tried to revise the outcome of the study. [Public Citizen's Health Research Group Dr. Sidney WOLFE- says bad news gets out slowly.] [University of Pennsylvania medical school Dr. Brian STROM- says Merck's explanation does not make sense.] [Brigham and Women's Hospital Dr. Jerry AVORN- comments on the system.] Findings of a new review of the publication of "positive" versus "negative" anti-depressant studies cited.
(New York: Dan Harris) The results of the sweeping new study on abortion examined; details given about the two theories for the drop: better contraception and fewer abortion clinics. [Guttmacher Inst. researcher Rachel JONES- cites the lack of abortion providers.] The viewpoints of those for and against abortion outlined. [Crisis pregnancy center MAN - shows ultrasound technology.] [Pomona College professor John SEERY- comments on the "Juno" effect.]