This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Bill Weir) The economic troubles on the state level examined; details given about the key housing crisis affecting many states and of job growth in states that produce food or fuel; statistics on states bracing for cuts cited. [Economist Hank FISHKIND- talks about the Florida recession.] [Moody's economy.com Mark ZANDI- talks about the impact of housing.] [University of Texas business research Bruce KELLISON- cites the boom situation in Texas.] The boom in Texas, Alaska and Louisiana noted.
(Washington: Jake Tapper) Obama's campaign in Indiana directed at blue collar voters featured; details given about the lower-income voter; Pennsylvania primary poll figures on demographics and race cited. [At a gas station, OBAMA - denies being elitist.] [ABC director of polling Gary LANGER- assesses Obama's appeal.] [In Indiana, voters Jo Ann BRUER, Bill CAME- question Obama.] [University of Maryland professor Ronald WALTERS- says in hard times blacks/Hispanics are scapegoated.]
(New York and New Orleans: Ron Claiborne) McCain's criticism of President Bush during his campaign featured; scenes shown of his stops in forgotten places in economic distress behind Democratic lines, like rural Alabama, Ohio, Kentucky. [In New Orleans, McCAIN - says this disaster was handled in a disgraceful way.] [McCAIN - promises to be president of all the people.] ["Time" magazine Mark HALPERIN- says McCain has to appeal to minorities and white suburban voters.]
(Los Angeles: Miguel Marquez) A great white shark attack off the beach near San Diego, California, that killed Dave Martin featured; scenes shown from Solana Beach. [Marine biologist Richard ROSENBLATT- describes what happened when this kind of shark attacks.] [Witness Rob BLASE- describes what happened in the attack.]
(New York: John Berman) The verdict in the case of three New York City policemen charged in the death of groom Sean Bell featured; scenes shown from the site where Bell was shot to death; courtroom sketches shown. [Two PEOPLE, civil rights leader Rev. Al SHARPTON - react to the verdict.] [Former NYC prosecutor Daniel BIBB- talks about the legal issue.] The filing of civil charges against the officers noted. [Office Marc COOPER- comments.]
(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania: Gigi Stone) The practice of maternal profiling in which women with children are denied jobs examined; details given about the legal issues. [Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, office job seeker Jean BAUMANN- tells her story.] [Women's rights attorney Lisa MATUKAITIS- says women are being denied jobs because they have children.] [Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission Michael HARDIMAN- cites the state law.] [Workplace litigation attorney Ron COLEMAN- says single mothers are less economically desired employees.] Map shown of states having family based anti-discrimination laws.