This program is 29 minutes long
(Los Angeles: George Lewis) The record number of home foreclosures examined; Mortgage Bankers Assn. and Federal Reserve statistics on troubled loans and home equity cited. [Homeowner Eddie CEPEDA‡- comments.] [CNBC’s Diana OLICK†- says the numbers continue to go up.] [Realtytrac.com Rick SHARGA†- notes the combination of a slowdown in housing, bad loans and home price depreciation.]
(Washington: Tom Costello) The increasing difficulty for college students to get loans featured; details given about lenders and states pulling out of student loan programs. [Students’ parents Linda and Pat PERFETTO- note the challenge in getting financial aid.] [University of Connecticut vice provost Dolan EVANOVICH- advises families not to wait.] [Student loan expert Mark KANTROWITZ- says it’s worrisome.]
(Jerusalem: Tom Aspell) The deadly shooting at a Jewish seminary in Jerusalem by a Palestinian gunman reviewed; scenes shown of the chaos in the streets.
(Baghdad: Richard Engel) Two deadly bombings in a market in Baghdad, Iraq, reviewed.
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The Democratic race between Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama updated; scenes shown of Clinton with military guys and diplomats; campaign funds and delegate count cited; details given about the debate over re-doing the primaries in Florida and Michigan. [CLINTON – comments.] [NBC News political director Chuck TODD- reacts to Obama’s funds.] [Senator Bill NELSON- pushes doing the election over.] [Michigan Governor Jennifer GRANHOLM- questions who would pay for a do-over.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Senator John McCain’s campaign updated.
(Washington: Pete Williams) The federal court ruling compensating the parents of Hannah Poling, who developed autism symptoms after receiving vaccines, examined. [Mother Terry POLING- says we want safe vaccines.] [American Academy of Pediatrics Dr. Jennifer SHU- says you can’t generalize this case to all children.]
(Studio: Robert Bazell) New guidelines from the American Cancer Society about screening for colon cancer reviewed; details given about the recommendations for colorectal screening. News about “flat polyps” and the need for more screening discussed.
(New York: Savannah Guthrie) Postpartum changes leading to “momnesia,” memory lapses in new mothers, featured; details given about the role of hormones and sleep loss. [Mom Andi SILVERMAN- comments on her forgetfulness.] [University of California at San Francisco Dr. Louann BRIZENDINE- notes the impact of “new baby things,” hormones and breastfeeding.] [“The Mommy Brain” author Katherine ELLISON- says you’re strengthening mental muscles.]
(White House: John Yang) 107-year-old Frank Buckles, who was honored for being the last living American veteran of World War I, profiled; scenes and historical photos shown. [President BUSH – says Buckles has a vivid recollection of historic times.] [BUCKLES – comments on his service and being a prisoner in the Philippines during World War II; says his daughter made him stop driving his car.]