This program is 29 minutes long
(Los Angeles: Lee Cowan) Census Bureau data finding that fewer people are able to relocate in this economic downturn examined; details given about the increase in home foreclosures; statistics cited. [Brookings Institution William FREY- outlines the reasons people are not moving; notes there is a slowdown in immigration.] [NorthStar Moving Corp. president Ram KATALAN- says people are not moving and are losing their homes.]
(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) The Supreme Court's hearing of a case involving charges of reverse discrimination reviewed; details given of decision in New Haven, Connecticut, to throw out a firefighters exam after none of the black applicants qualified for promotion; courtroom sketches by Art Lien shown as remarks from Justice Anthony Kennedy are quoted. [Firefighter Frank RICCI- says if you work hard you can succeed in America.] [Firefighters’ attorney Karen TORRE- says this test didn’t fit the political agenda of New Haven’s mayor.] [National Urban League Marc MORIAL- speaks of the essence of diversity.]
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The continuing debate over harsh interrogation tactics used during the Bush administration featured; details given from the Senate Armed Services Committee’s finding that abuses at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison were systematic. [In 2004, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul WOLFOWITZ- blames Abu Ghraib on a “few bad actors.”] [Senator Carl LEVIN – notes there were attempts to destroy warnings against these techniques.] [Former State Department counselor Philip ZELIKOW- comments on the effort to destroy his memo.] [Secretary of State Hillary CLINTON – comments on former Vice President Dick Cheney’s claim that the techniques worked.] [Senator Lindsey GRAHAM- objects to criminalizing policy makers.] National Intelligence director Dennis Blair’s views on the interrogations noted.
(New York: Robert Bazell) The sweeteners high fructose corn syrup and sucrose compared; ad from the Corn Refiners Assn. shown; statistics on sugar consumption cited. [Children’s Hospital Boston Dr. David LUDWIG- states high fructose corn syrup is a misunderstood product.]
(Tasmania: Ian Williams) The increasing acidity of the oceans examined; details given of the impact on the ecosystem, including the shell-making ability of the sea snail; underwater scenes shown. [Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Center Will HOWARD- says the impact has already begun.] [Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Assn. Ron THRESHER- points out the fragility of corals.]
(Summerville, South Carolina: Natalie Morales) The vegetable garden started by 10-year old Katie Stagliano to feed the hungry after she grew a 40-pound cabbage that fed nearly 300 people featured; scenes shown of the giant cabbage and the garden. [STAGLIANO – says her idea is no hungry children.] [Pinewood Preparatory School teacher Michael NEWMAN- says he wanted to help her ideas come to fruition.] [Katie’s parents Stacy and John STAGLIANO, Pinewood Preparatory School sophomore Julia ABRAHAM- comment.]