This program is 28 minutes long
(White House: Jake Tapper) The mounting debt featured; ABC News/"Washington Post" poll approval ratings for President Obama's handling of the deficit cited. [Several AMERICANS - question their Congressmen.] [Senator Ben CARDIN - backs health care reform.] [President OBAMA - promises not to add to the deficit with health care.] [The Concord Coalition Robert BIXBY- says they are not tackling the cost drivers.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson, Tim Johnson) How the government is already involved in health care via Medicare, the Congressional insurance program for federal employees & the public option in an eventual health care bill discussed.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Fact Check report introduced.
(Studio: Kate Snow) The ad campaigns for & against health care reform examined; several ads shown; details given about the facts on taxes, cuts to vital tests, whether there will be savings via a government plan or for business, pre-existing conditions etc. [Factcheck.org Brooks JACKSON- comments on the ads, what is misleading about cuts in benefits & mandating business coverage.]
(Kabul: Jim Sciutto) A massive Marine mission against the Taliban to retake parts of southern Afghanistan before the elections featured; scenes shown of the fighting & of Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai & the challengers campaigning. [2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines L/Cpl. Andrew ZEMORE, company commander Capt. Zachary MARTIN- comment on the fight.] [Presidential candidate Dr. Ashraf GHANI- says Afghans will make this process work.]
(New York: Sharyn Alfonsi) The problem of women driving drunk examined in light of the tragic fatal car crash in New York state; statistics on DUI arrests for men & women cited. [Addiction Inst. of New York Dr. Petros LEVOUNIS- assesses the reasons for more drunk driving by women.] Photos shown of suburban mom Diane Schuler & the five kids who died in her accident.
(Mt. Diablo State Park: Laura Marquez) Wheelchair hiker "Four Wheel Bob" Cooper, who has severe osteoporosis, profiled; scenes shown of him going up a hill in Mt. Diablo State Park in California in the chair despite the difficulties. [COOPER - talks about his hike; offers his philosophy of life.]