This program is 29 minutes long
(Baghdad: Lara Logan) The fight in Basra between Iraqi security forces and militiamen of anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr featured; scenes shown from the streets of Basra and a march in Baghdad; details given of the dangers for Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and of the role of Iran in the south. [Multinational force-Iraq spokesman R/Adm. Gregory SMITH- comments on Iran feeding the insurgency.] How this is a proxy battle between the US and Iran noted and prospects for talks between Maliki and al-Sadr discussed.
(Studio: Harry Smith) President Bush's insistence on progress in Iraq and his praise of Maliki going after the enemy in Basra noted. [BUSH - speaks.]
(Studio: Kelly Wallace) The FDA's medical investigation of a link between the Merck allergy/asthma drug Singulair and suicide examined; statement from Merck quoted. [Cody's mother Kate MILLER - recounts finding that her son killed himself.] [Hackensack University medical center Dr. Mary Ann MICHELIS- suggests Singulair users continue their medication.]
(Newark: Nancy Cordes) A reality check on the necessity of these flight cancellations presented; details recalled about the fining of Southwest Airlines. [At the airport, two TRAVELLERS - react.] [TripAdvisor Michele PERRY- lists the airport hubs most affected.] [Aviation expert Darryl JENKINS- comments on the FAA inconveniencing people with these inspections.]
(Salt Lake City: Mark Strassmann) The view that the way to control violence on college campuses is to carry a gun featured; scenes shown from Salt Lake City. [University of Utah paralyzed student Thomas McCRORY- shows where he carries his gun.] [Gun rights advocate state representative Tim BEARDEN, Georgia police Department Chief Jimmy WILLIAMSON, student Molly METCALF- offer differing opinions on whether firearms save lives on campus.]
(Oakland, California: Ben Tracy) The impact of the mortgage crisis on people renting homes examined; map and scenes from Oakland shown; details given about the banks' offer of "cash for keys" to get renters out quickly. [California renter Adriana DiHARCE- says we were good renters, but have to leave.] [Housing attorney Judith LIBEN- says foreclosure terminates tenancy.] [Oakland city attorney John RUSSO- outlines what happens to renters.]
(On Broadway: Richard Schlesinger) The story of 77-year-old Bessie Nelson, who makes costumes for Broadway and did a dress for Senator Hillary Clinton and Michael Jackson's glove, presented; scenes shown of her stitching beads and sequins. [NELSON - talks about the glitter and her glamorous job.] ["A Chorus Line" wardrobe supervisor Rory POWERS†- talks about the sparkles.]
(Studio: Harry Smith) Broadway's honoring of Bessie with a lifetime achievement award noted.