This program is 29 minutes long
(New York City: Carl Quintanilla) The impact of today’s interest rate cut on the floundering housing market examined. [Council of Economic Advisors Chairman Ed LAZEAR- says the housing slump doesn’t seem to be affecting the rest of the economy.] [National Federation of Independent Business Bill DUNKELBERG- says a rate cut wasn’t needed.] [Economy.com economist Mark ZANDI- says the housing problem will bleed into other areas.]
(New York City: Maria Bartiromo) The rate cut’s effect on the Stock Market outlined.
(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) The Supreme Court’s suspension of an execution in Mississippi to rule on whether lethal injection is cruel and unusual punishment causing a halt to executions across the country reported; details given on death row inmate Earl Berry’s case and 11 executions that have been put on hold. [Mississippi Department of Corrections Chris EPPS, husband of Berry’s victim Charles BOUNDS, former Supreme Court clerk Troy CAHILL- comment.]
(New York City: Robert Bazell) A new study linking obesity and cancer examined; statistics on weight-related cancer deaths shown; risk reducing lifestyle advice outlined. [International Obesity Task Force Dr. Philip JAMES- says a healthy weight could halve cancer risk.]
(New York City: Dawn Fratangelo) Allegations of physical and sexual abuse at the private girls’ school talk show host Oprah Winfrey founded in South Africa examined; details given on the school’s problems and Oprah’s response. [South African police Lungelo DLAMINI- comments on the investigation.] [Earlier this year, WINFREY- says the safety of the students is her first priority.] [“Chicago Tribune” media columnist Phil ROSENTHAL, CNBC contributor Michael WOLFF- comment on the impact to Oprah’s image.]
(Fayetteville, Georgia: Michelle Kosinski) The battle over school districts banning sweets featured; the debatable efficacy of no-cupcake policies in combating childhood obesity examined; scenes shown from two school birthday parties, one with cupcakes and one with fruit. [Mothers Stephanie SELIG, Cyndi BRIGHT, New York State Assemblyman Michael BENJAMIN, school principal Margaret SISSON, Baylor College of Medicine Dr. Karen CULLEN, first-grader “McKENZIE” – offer varying views.]