This program is 28 minutes long
(New York: Anthony Mason) Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke’s hints that he will act to protect the economy from recession featured; federal funds rate cuts and grocery price increases cited. [BERNANKE – says additional policy easing may be necessary.] [University of Maryland economist Peter MORICI†- notes the impact of the broken mortgage market.] [CBS News presidential historian Douglas BRINKLEY†- comments on the economy as a campaign issue.]
(White House: Chip Reid) The views of the presidential candidates on the economy outlined. [Mitt ROMNEY – says he wants to make the Bush tax cuts permanent.] [Senator John McCAIN – evokes President Ronald Reagan.] [Mike HUCKABEE – criticizes Romney.] [Senator Hillary CLINTON – says the economy is slipping towards a recession.] [Senator Barack OBAMA – says opportunity and economic growth are what the president should be fighting for.] [John EDWARDS – speaks for working middle class Americans.]
(Zambaraniyah, Iraq: Mark Strassmann) The new offensive against Al Qaeda in Iraq reviewed; details given about the air strike on insurgent strongholds; Defense Department video of bombs dropping on buildings and insurgents shown; scenes shown from the tactical operations center and of soldiers on the ground. [3rd Infantry Division Lt. Col. Mark SOLOMON- comments on the operation.]
(London: Richard Roth) The different Iranian and Pentagon versions of the incident in the Strait of Hormuz reviewed; US and Iranian videotapes with radio transmissions played.
(Pentagon: David Martin) An investigation finding a major flaw that may ground many Air Force F-15 planes reviewed; animation shown, with audio, of the mid-air breakup of a plane last November; details given of problems with the manufacture of a key structural part. [Pilot Maj. Steve STILLWELL- recalls ejecting from the plane.] [Air Combat Command commander Gen. John CORLEY- says it will take us months to recover.]
(Marshall, Minnesota: Hari Sreenivasan) The danger for drivers colliding with deer featured; videos shown; statistics cited; details given of efforts in Minnesota and New Jersey to cut down on accidents. [Anoka County, Minnesota, Deputy Justin SABO- recounts his accident.] [Minnesota Department of Transportation Robert WEINHOLZER, JADA Technologies, Inc. Edward MULKA- note the decrease in incidents since warning systems were installed.]
(San Francisco: Daniel Sieberg) The waste from electronics that are thrown out featured; scenes shown of discarded gadgets, which often contain toxic metals, and the skull made of old computer parts at the Alameda County Computer Resource Center; statistics on “e-waste” cited; map shown of states with laws requiring manufacturers of electronics to recycle them. [Alameda County Computer Resource Center James BURGETT†- explains what he does with recycled computers.] [Electronics Takeback Coalition Barbara KYLE†- says it’s a global problem.]