This program is 28 minutes long
(New York: Byron Pitts) The pressure on New York Governor Eliot Spitzer to resign after being linked to a prostitution scandal featured; scenes shown of reporters outside his apartment building; details given of his negotiations on a deal to avoid felony charges and his reputation as being tough on crime. [Representative Peter KING- says he violated his oath of office.] [New York state assembly minority leader James TEDISCO- threatens Spitzer with impeachment.] [Political consultant Hank SHEINKOPF- comments on Spitzer’s fall.] [Former New York City Mayor David DINKINS- supports Lt. Gov. David Paterson to succeed Spitzer.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.
(New York: Armen Keteyian) The investigation that linked Spitzer to the prostitution ring reviewed; details given about the money laundering report that sparked the investigation of the online Emperors Club VIP and Spitzer’s activities with “Kristen.”
(Chicago: Dean Reynolds) The race between Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton updated; delegate count cited; scenes shown of Obama in Mississippi and Clinton in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. [OBAMA – criticizes Clinton’s campaign tactics.] [CLINTON – criticizes Obama.] Obama’s reaction to comments from Clinton supporter Geraldine Ferraro noted. [On Fox talk radio, voice of FERRARO – links Obama’s success to his race and gender.]
(Studio: Jon LaPook) The CDC’s findings reviewed; statistics cited. [CDC STD Prevention director Dr. John DOUGLAS- says there is an extraordinarily high burden of infection.] [Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Dr. Elizabeth ALDERMAN- reacts.] The hope that the HPV vaccine will reduce the rate of cervical cancer cases and the importance of parents talking with their teens discussed.
(Pentagon: David Martin) The resignation of US Central Command commander Adm. William Fallon featured; details given about his "Esquire" magazine article and his stance on Iran. [Secretary of Defense Robert GATES – says Fallon reached this decision on his own; states a change in Iran policy is ridiculous.]
(Los Angeles: Sandra Hughes) The gang problem in Los Angeles featured; scenes shown from the funeral for teen Jamiel Shaw, who was killed by a gang member, and from the Bresee Foundation mentoring center; photos shown of shooting victims, including Lavareay Elzy. [Father Jamiel SHAW, victim Anthony Escobar’s uncle John AGUILAR- comment.] [Mother Sgt. Anita SHAW– says gangs are terrorism.] [WOMAN – reacts to children being shot.] [Mayor Antonio VILLARAIGOSA- says we have to support families and mentor kids.] [Gang Czar Jeff CARR- says every kid ought to know somebody believes in them.] [Bresee Foundation member Mark LOPEZ- says he’d be in jail or dead.]
(St. Charles, Illinois: Cynthia Bowers) The need for skilled workers for high-paying jobs in the manufacturing industry featured; statistics cited. [Bison Gear and Engineering Corp. owner Ron BULLOCK†- says the business is there.] [High school students Justin PETERSON†, Wyatt STEED†- offer views on working in manufacturing.] [College of DuPage professor Mark MEYER†- notes companies are moving due to lack of a labor force.] [Bison Gear employee Jeremy RUSIECKI†- says it’s a good career and good money.]
(New York: Nancy Cordes) Powerful men who cheat and the wives who stand by them featured; several examples cited. [On the street, MAN, WOMAN – react to Silda Spitzer appearing with her husband during his public apology.] [Psychiatrist Dr. David McDOWELL, clinical psychologist Lauren SILVERMAN- comment on the cheaters.] [Years ago, on “60 Minutes,” President Bill CLINTON – says he did it because he could.] [“Washington Post” Sally QUINN- comments on the wives.] [Senator David Vitter’s wife Wendy VITTER- says none of us are perfect.]