This program is 29 minutes long
(New York: Mike Taibbi) The link between New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and a prostitution ring featured; details given of his reputation as a crime fighter and his involvement with the online Emperors Club VIP as “Client-9.” [SPITZER – apologizes to his family and the public.] [New Jersey Governor Jon CORZINE††- says personal behavior undermines the trust in political leaders.] [Crisis manager Richard LEVICK†- says Spitzer has no choice but to resign.]
(Studio: Ann Curry, Dan Abrams) The possible consequences of this scandal discussed.
(Jackson, Mississippi: Lee Cowan) Senator Barack Obama's response to suggestions from Senator Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton that he could be Hillary’s running mate featured. [OBAMA - says he is not running for vice president.] [Saturday, B. CLINTON – says it would be an unstoppable force.] [Former Navy Secretary Richard DANZIG- reacts to Clinton’s suggestion.]
(Studio: Ann Curry) Report introduced.
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Clinton’s campaign strategy examined; details given of her criticism of Obama’s foreign policy experience; her “3 AM phone call” ad and a “Saturday Night Live” parody shown. [CLINTON – raises the issue of a dream ticket.] [Obama foreign policy advisor Greg CRAIG- notes the gross inconsistency in Clinton’s strategy.] [“3 AM phone call” ad actress/Obama supporter Casey KNOWLES- reacts to having her image used by Clinton.] [Today, CLINTON – says a lot of Democrats like us both.]
(Studio: Ann Curry) Senator John McCain’s response to questions about his health and his melanoma noted.
(Los Angeles: Peter Alexander) “Ag-flation,” the soaring cost of groceries, featured; gas and food prices cited; details given about the weak dollar and increased demand for corn. [SHOPPER – reacts.] [CNBC’s Carl QUINTANILLA- predicts prices will stay high.] [Howe’s Market Julius GRAHAM- says the cost will have to be passed along.]
(Baghdad: Richard Engel) The deadly day for Americans in Iraq with a suicide bombing that killed 5 US soldiers in Baghdad and the deaths of 3 more from an IED featured.
(Atlanta: Martin Savidge) The return to Iraq of little Amenah††, who underwent surgery in the US for a heart defect after being found by Marines in Iraq, featured; scenes shown of the family reunion and her hometown of Haditha; details given of the suspicion that some of her family members, including her father, are working for the insurgency. [US Marines Maj. Kevin JERRARD†- says Amenah’s father is his friend.] [Amenah’s FATHER – calls Jerrard his brother.]
(Washington: Tom Costello) An AP investigation finding traces of prescription drugs in the water supply reviewed; statistics on pharmaceuticals found in several cities cited; details given of the impact on certain fish. [UC Irvine School of Social Ecology Oladele OGUNSEITAN- states the problem will continue to grow.] [Assistant EPA administrator for water Benjamin GRUMBLES- comments on how small the amounts are.] [AP reporter Jeff DONN- comments on the uncertainty of the risk for humans.]
(New York: Rehema Ellis) The push to keep biological parents and their children connected after adoption examined; excerpts shown from the film “Juno”; map shown of states allowing adoptees access to their original birth certificates. [Adoptive mother Ms. SPRINGER, biological mom Jolene GROS– comment.] [Spence Chapin Adoption Agency Susan WATSON- comments on clients becoming parts of each others’ lives.] [Bridgeport, Connecticut, Mayor Bill FINCH- says you need to know where you came from.] [National Council for Adoptions president Thomas ATWOOD- says the opening of records should be based on mutual consent.]
(New York: Robert Bazell) Research into how we can live healthier, longer lives reviewed; details given of the role of genetics. [97-year-old Anna SHERIFF- comments.] [Albert Einstein College of Medicine Dr. Nir BARZILAI- cites study results; comments on the role of growth hormone.]