This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: Chip Reid) The House & Senate versions of health care legislation outlined on screen; details given of concerns of small businesses about the cost of employee health care. [OBAMA - says deferring reform is just defending the status quo.] [Mountain climbing business Earth Treks owner Chris WARNER - says small businesses could go bankrupt in this catch-22.] [In CBS interview, OBAMA - comments on paying for it.] The Congressional timetable for completing a bill before the end of the year noted & the issue of Obama's position on small business discussed.
(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.
(White House: Jon LaPook) The CBS interview held with Obama about health care. [OBAMA - says he is in favor of mandated health coverage with a hardship exemption; specifies what he is saying about security & health insurance; talks about unnecessary surgeries & making doctors do the right thing.]
(Pentagon: David Martin) An Army study finding that soldiers involved in combat are more likely to commit murder when they come home examined; details given about charges against 14 soldiers from one brigade at Ft. Carson with one soldier's words on MySpace quoted. [Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Eric SCHOOMAKER- comments on soldiers.]
(Nantucket, Massachusetts: Mark Strassmann) The interconnectedness of businesses in this recession economy continued; scenes shown from a clothing store on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, a fish market, a fishing boat, an ice house, an ice sculptor. [Electrician & wife Kevin & Carolyn GOULD†- comment on paying the bills & cutting back.] [Seafood business owner Charlie SAYLE†, fisherman Bill BLOUNT††- talk about the cuts in the fish business.] [Ice house manager Rob HICKS††, Art in Ice co-owner Louis MANZONI†- worry about their businesses.]
(Capitol Hill: Nancy Cordes) The call from nine shark bite victims for Congress to protect the sharks featured; details given about the threat of extinction of some species; scenes shown of some victims wearing save the sharks T-shirts. [Shark attack survivors Debbie SALAMONE, Al BRENNEKA, Chuck ANDERSON, University of Miami shark researcher Neil HAMMERSCHLAG- talk about sharks.]
(New York: Anthony Mason) The return of Beatlemania to New York City with a performance by Paul McCartney at the site of the Beatles' first US TV appearance featured; scenes shown from today outdoors, the "Ed Sullivan Show" in 1964 & the 1969 London rooftop show. [With David Letterman, McCARTNEY - reminisces.] [FAN, "Late Show with David Letterman" band leader Paul SHAFFER- react.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) More of McCartney on tonight's "Late Show with David Letterman" announced.