This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: John McKenzie) The anxiety over this new swine flu that could become a pandemic featured; details given about this unique combination flu, the resulting closings in Mexico City & the symptoms. [CDC Dr. Richard BESSER, New York University Langone Medical Center Dr. Martin BLASER- worry about this flu.] This unique & unknown flu discussed.
(Studio & New York: Betsy Stark) The "stress tests" for the nation's banks featured; details given about the specifics of the test. [In interview, Bank analyst Seamus McMAHON- says Americans can feel more comfortable about their banks; comments on what will happen to troubled banks.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's appearance on the next "This Week" noted.
(Baghdad: Martha Raddatz) The attacks in Iraq as US forces are trying to pull back from Baghdad featured; scenes shown of the bombing site near a shrine & yesterday's bombings possibly aimed at Iran-Iraq relations; details given about the increasing responsibilities for Iraqi security forces. [Iraq multi-national forces Maj. Gen. J.D. JOHNSON- links the bombings to Al Qaeda.] [To Congress, US Central Command Gen. David PETRAEUS - talks about the resilience of Al Qaeda in Iraq.]
(Reagan National Airport: Lisa Stark) The FAA report on the scope of airplane bird strikes examined; scenes shown of the Flight 1549 plane in the Hudson River after it struck a flock of birds; bird strike & collisions statistics cited; details given about what airports are doing to control birds. [Flight Safety Foundation William VOSS- explains why birds strikes are increasing.] [February 24, US Airways pilot Capt. Chesley SULLENBERGER- talks about bird strikes.]
(Indiantown, Florida: Jeffrey Kofman) The lineup in Florida for jobs to build a solar power plant featured; scenes shown from the jobs fair in Indiantown; details given about rising unemployment in the area. [Two PEOPLE, Daryl SCANTLAND- note how long they have been out of work.] [Jobs fair organizer John DINGER, Florida Power & Light Jackie ANDERSON- talk about jobs.]
(Louisville, Kentucky: Chris Bury) 75-year-old horse owner, trainer & groom Tom McCarthy profiled; scenes shown from the stables of McCarthy with his sole horse General Quarters & of the horse in races. [McCARTHY - says he is in it for the dream of being in the Kentucky Derby; reacts to the race.]