This program is 29 minutes long
(Palo Alto, California: John Blackstone) Speculations on Gore’s political future examined; scenes shown of the announcement of the award and from “An Inconvenient Truth”; Gore’s career after the Vice Presidency reviewed; Associated Press poll showing Gore in 3rd place among Democrats in the Presidential race cited. [GORE- accepts on behalf of everyone working to raise climate change awareness.] [Presidential candidate Senator Hillary CLINTON- congratulates Gore.]
(Washington: Bob Schieffer) Doubts Gore will run for president and which candidate he will endorse discussed.
(Atlanta: Mark Strassmann) Anger over the acquittal of 8 guards who were accused of beating Martin Anderson to death in a Florida boot camp featured; details given on the evidence considered by the jury; surveillance video shown of the incident; the upcoming Justice Department review to determine if there were civil rights violations noted. [Victim’s mother Gina JONES†- reacts angrily.] [Jones’ attorney Benjamin CRUMP†- says they were acquitted because Anderson was black.] [Bay County Medical Examiner Dr. Charles SIEBERT†- says the guards did nothing to kill Anderson.] [Acquitted guard Henry DICKENS†- says Anderson was not beaten.]
(Baghdad: Elizabeth Palmer) Troubling accounts from people who spent time guarded by Blackwater presented; amateur videos shown. [Former political aide Adam HOBSON- talks about seeing a Blackwater guard kill an Iraqi civilian.] [Former US official Janessa GANS- says Blackwater hindered Iraq reconstruction with aggressive tactics.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) Upcoming “60 Minutes” interview with Blackwater CEO Eric Prince noted.
(Washington: Sharyl Attkisson) Alaska Senator Ted Stevens’ earmarks for his home state examined; details reviewed of the bribery and corruption probe surrounding him; money for projects he has added to bills and what Alaska gets as compared to other states listed; Stevens’ response quoted. [Taxpayers for Common Sense Steve ELLIS- says Stevens is a legendary “porker.”]
(Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Wyatt Andrews) High-deductible health plans with no premiums featured; details given on how they work and the possible health consequences; warning from American Academy of Pediatrics quoted. [Two COUPLES covered under high-deductible plans – say they’re happy with it, but go to the doctor less.] [Pediatrician Dr. Julianne THOMAS- says people are delaying care.] [Rockwell Collins, Inc. Ron KIRCHENBAUER- says there is no evidence employees are avoiding the doctor.]
(Seattle: Steve Hartman) The story of 86-year-old Seattle, Washington, resident Edith Macefield, who is having a shopping center built around her because she refuses to sell her home to developers, presented; scenes of the construction and model of the finished product shown. [MACEFIELD- tells reporter to go away.] [Friend Mike SEMANDARIS- talks about the developers trying to get him to convince Edith to move.] [Project supt. Barry MARTIN- says his crew has grown fond of Edith.]
(Studio: Katie Couric, Steve Hartman) This week’s story and next week’s discussed.