This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Anthony Mason) The increase in home foreclosures featured; statistics on mortgage delinquency and zero or negative equity cited. [Minnesota state representative Jeremy KALIN- says real families are being devastated.] [Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben BERNANKE – says more can and should be done.] [White House press secretary Dana PERINO- says the taxpayer should be bailing out lenders or borrowers.] [Representative Barney FRANK- says the White House is inviting a longer and deeper recession.] [Brookings Institution Douglas ELMENDORF- explains the need for quick action.] A report finding the average family has more debt than home equity discussed.
(Washington: Sharyl Attkisson) The legal ruling that vaccines contributed to autism symptoms in Hannah Poling† examined; details given of Representative Dave Weldon’s push for the government to develop ways to screen for children who might be susceptible to ill effects from vaccines. [Mother Terry POLING†- says her daughter was suddenly no longer there.] [WELDON – comments on the government’s position that there is no link between vaccines and autism.] [CDC Dr. Julie GERBERDING – denies this case has bearing to the majority of children with autism.]
(Studio: Katie Couric, Jon LaPook) The impact of this case discussed.
(London: Mark Phillips) The shooting at a Jewish seminary in Jerusalem reviewed; scenes shown from the site and of Gaza residents celebrating; details given of concern about a new cycle of violence between Israelis and Palestinians. [Israeli government spokesperson Mark REGEV- says we will be taking steps to make sure our people are safer.]
(New York: Jeff Glor) The bombing at a military recruiting station in Times Square in New York City featured; surveillance video shown; scenes shown from the site. [WITNESS – reacts.] [Bomb expert Mark WHITE†- describes the bomb.] [New York City Mayor Michael BLOOMBERG – says it insults our men and women in uniform.]
(Studio: Nancy Cordes) The mess in Florida and Michigan after they were stripped of their delegates by the Democratic National Committee featured; details given about the problems with holding a new primary. [Florida Governor Charlie CRIST†, Michigan Governor Jennifer GRANHOLM†, CBS News political analyst Marc AMBINDER†- comment on DNC chairman Howard Dean’s decision.] [Florida delegate Barbara EFFMAN†- says people are angry.] [Senator Bill NELSON†- claims the DNC should pay for a new election.]
(New York: Kelly Wallace) A close call involving 2 passenger jets over Pennsylvania featured; animation shown of the near-miss between Delta Flight 1654 and US Airways Flight 2273; details given about the role of an air traffic control trainee in misdirecting the planes. [National Air Traffic Controllers Assn. Melissa OTT- reacts.] [Former NTSB managing director Peter GOELZ- notes the link between increased air traffic and these events.] The labor dispute between controllers and the FAA over staffing and pay noted.
(Kingston, New York: Daniel Sieberg) Research to discover why bats are dying in the Northeast featured; scenes shown of sick and dead bats in an abandoned mine in Kingston, New York; details given of theories, including “white nose syndrome,” climate change and pesticides. [New York state wildlife biologist Al HICKS- says they’re starving to death.] [New York State wildlife pathologist Ward STONE- says they’re warning us there are ecological changes taking place.] [Bat Conservation International founder Merlin TUTTLE- says without them, whole ecosystems could be jeopardized.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) Tomorrow’s story on disappearing bees noted.