This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Robert Bazell) The FDA's investigation of a link between the allergy/asthma drug Singulair and suicide examined; statements from the FDA and drug maker Merck quoted. [Cody's mother Kate MILLER- recounts her son’s behavior before he killed himself.]
(Baghdad: Ned Colt) The deteriorating security situation in Iraq featured; details given about the curfew in Baghdad due to protests sparked by the violence in Basra and the response of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki; scenes shown of fighting between Shiite militants and Iraqi forces in Basra, and a demonstration in Sadr City. [In Ohio, President BUSH – comments on the surge and the message to the Iraqi people.]
(Bangkok: Ian Williams) The tour of Tibet arranged by China for foreign journalists featured; scenes shown from a temple in Lhasa, where distraught monks made accusations against the Chinese government. [Voice of AP reporter Charles HUTZLER- notes the journalists were being pulled away.]
(Studio: Lee Cowan) The race between Democratic Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama reviewed; details given of continuing criticism of remarks from Obama’s pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright. [OBAMA, CLINTON – speak about the economy.] [To CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo, OBAMA – calls for moving forward.] [NBC News/”Wall Street Journal” pollster Peter HART- notes Obama’s lead in the polls despite the controversy.]
(Chicago: Michelle Kosinski) Older women staying in the workforce in order to make ends meet featured; details given of racial disparities in income and the increase in health care expenses; statistics cited. [63-year-old Joanne LITTELL, 70-year-old Eleanor THORNTON- comment on their challenging situations.] [National Institute on Aging Richard SUZMAN- says African Americans are more likely to depend on Social Security.]
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Senator Hillary Clinton’s relationship with her parents, Dorothy and Hugh Rodham, featured; family photos and videos shown. [CLINTON – talks about her mother and father.] [Former President Bill CLINTON – jokes about his father-in-law being tight with his money.] NOTE: no audio in the beginning of this report.
(London: Dawna Friesen) The British fascination with French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s wife, Carla Bruni, featured; scenes shown of the couple visiting Britain and of her during her days as a model. [“Sunday Express” former editor Eve POLLARD- comments on Bruni.]