This program is 28 minutes long
(Philadelphia: Byron Pitts) Senator Barack Obama's speech on race in America in response to controversial statements from his pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, reviewed; scenes shown from Philadelphia; footage shown of Wright preaching. [OBAMA – says to wish away the resentments of white Americans widens the racial divide; says Wright's comments were wrong and divisive; states he cannot disown him.] [In New York, Angelo LOMEO; in Los Angeles, Dana KAMINSKY; in Philadelphia, Michael WILLIAMS- react to Obama’s speech.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) Live discussion held with “Sojourners” editor-in-chief Jim Wallis, motherjones.com columnist Debra Dickerson and CBS News political correspondent Jeff Greenfield on the impact of Obama’s speech; findings of a CBS News poll on Wright and Obama cited. [WALLIS, DICKERSON, GREENFIELD – offer views.] Senator Hillary Clinton’s reaction noted.
(New York: Anthony Mason) The difficulty in getting loans from banks examined; graph shown of the drop in the federal funds rate; details given about the Fed’s effort to make more money available. [John Hancock Financial Services William CHENEY†- says this is a large move by the Fed.] [PNC Financial Services chief economist Stuart HOFFMAN†- notes banks are feeling senseless panic.] [Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority Thomas GRAF†- notes the difficulty in finding lenders to provide student loans.]
(Supreme Court: Wyatt Andrews) The historic debate in the Supreme Court over the Second Amendment and the right to own a gun examined; courtroom sketches by William Hennessy shown; taped remarks from Chief Justice John Roberts, DC attorney Walter Dellinger† and Justice Stephen Breyer played. [Washington, DC, resident Gillian ST. LAWRENCE†- cites her constitutional right to defend herself.] [Washington Mayor Adrian FENTY†- says this is a public safety case.]
(Chatsworth, California: Sandra Hughes) The increasing number of children caring for their parents with Alzheimer’s disease featured; statistics from the Alzheimer's Assn. study cited. [In 2006, Alzheimer’s patient Charles JORDAN- says his daughter is everything.] [Daughter and wife Lindsey and Darlene JORDAN- comment.] [Alzheimer's Assn. Stephen McCONNELL- notes women are more likely to develop the disease and more likely to be a caregiver.]