This program is 28 minutes long
(Miami: Kelly Cobiella) The mystery as to the source of the salmonella featured; graph shown of salmonella cases; details given of the focus on peppers. [Voice of FDA associate commissioner David ACHESON- okays eating tomatoes.] The impact on the tomato industry discussed.
(New York: Anthony Mason) The falling price of oil examined; statistics on gas demand and prices cited. [Oil trader Ray CARBONE- says people are not using gasoline; comments on the role of India and China.]
(Washington: Nancy Cordes) Former Vice President Al Gore’s challenge to produce electricity from renewable energy and carbon-free sources within 10 years examined; statistics on energy prices cited. [GORE – extends his challenge to the nation.] [Public Citizen Tyson SLOCUM†- says the future of energy is not with fossil fuels.] [National Energy Assistance Directors' Assn. Mark WOLFE†- notes energy prices are hitting the catastrophic point.] [Chicago resident Annie McTIZIC†- reacts to her electric bill.] [In interview, GORE – defends the cost of the switch.] The response of the presidential candidates to Gore’s challenge noted.
(Pentagon: David Martin) Upcoming negotiations with the top Iranian nuclear negotiator over Iran’s nuclear program examined; details given of the proposed deal in which Iran would freeze construction of centrifuges in return for a freeze on additional economic sanctions from the US and Europe. [Council on Foreign Relations Ray TAKEYH- comments on the administration’s reversal of its insistence on preconditions.]
(New York: Kelly Wallace) A report finding women are less prepared for retirement than men reviewed; statistics cited. [36-year-old mother Kim PRINCE, 48-year old mother Michelle SULLIVAN- comment on their failure to save.] [“Get a Financial Life” author Beth KOBLINER- says this is a wake-up call.]
(Hollywood: Bill Whitaker) The high box office expectations for the latest Batman movie, “The Dark Knight,” featured; excerpts shown; figures on theaters, sold-out show times and Fandango ticket sales cited; details given of the buzz surrounding the role of the late Heath Ledger. [Media by Numbers Paul DERGARBEDIAN- comments on the demand for the movie.] [Actor Christian BALE- comments on Batman vs. the Joker.] [Director Christopher NOLAN- comments on Ledger’s performance.]