This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Anthony Mason) The proposal from Secretary of Treasury Henry Paulson for the Federal Reserve to be Wall Street's "super cop" when the financial system is threatened examined; details given about three regulatory agencies: the Fed, a super banking regulator and for consumer protection. [PAULSON - says the Fed would have broad powers.] [University of Maryland Michael GREENBERGER- uses a Titanic analogy for Paulson's moves.] [Wall Street historian Charles GEISST- says the proposal addresses it after the fact.] [Former Secretary of Treasury Lawrence SUMMERS- says it will take a long time.]
(Los Angeles: Bill Whitaker) The increasing demand for food stamps examined; map shown; two examples cited. [Unemployed mothers Alyn LUNA, Shreel JACKSON- comment on the food stamp program.] [Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Stacy DEAN- says wages go down and costs go up.]
(Studio: Jon LaPook) A drug used to treat diabetes that slows heart disease examined; details given about Amaryl and Actos and the funding of the study by the Actos makers. [Cleveland Clinic Dr. Steven NISSEN - says Actos led to no progression of coronary disease.] [NYU Medical Center Dr. Stuart WEISS- talks about blood pressure and cholesterol.] How doctors are figuring out what heart drugs to give what patients discussed.
(Studio: Katie Couric) The speculation over who McCain will choose as his vice presidential running mate examined; photo playing cards shown of possible choices from battleground states, Mitt Romney and three Senate wild cards; details given about past vice presidential picks. [Reagan chief of staff Kenneth DUBERSTEIN†, former Senator George MITCHELL - describe the guide process in looking at vice presidential choices, who can best help and how critical the pick can be.] [CBS analyst Douglas BRINKLEY†- recalls FDR's vice presidential picks and why Dwight Eisenhower picked Richard Nixon.] [MITCHELL - explains why Bill Clinton selected Al Gore; cites the appeal of a Senator Hillary Clinton/Senator Barack Obama ticket.] [John F. KENNEDY - nominates LBJ.] [DUBERSTEIN - says George Bush was a plus for Ronald Reagan and Mitchell would make sense as a vice president.]
(Chernobyl, Ukraine: Bill Plante) The ongoing radiation danger at the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, featured; scenes shown from the site of the meltdown today. [Chernobyl project manager Laurin DODD- says the shelter is not airtight; talks about the radiation dose rate.] Plans to move a steel arch over the reactor detailed; animation shown. [US Ambassdor to Ukraine William TAYLOR- says nuclear power will always have a shadow over it as long as Chernobyl is a concern.]
(Baltimore: Thalia Assuras) How barbershops in the Baltimore area are offering customers blood pressure tests and health tips for African American men featured; scenes shown from the Park Heights Barber Shop; details given about blood pressure problems among blacks and how barbers are trained. [Two CUSTOMERS, two BARBERS - react.] [University of Maryland school of medicine Dr. Elijah SAUNDERS- explains barbershops are where the men are.]