This program is about 1 hour long
(Big Sky, Montana: Ed Henry) President Obama's town hall meeting in Montana about health care reform featured; scenes shown of a man complaining about the costs. [OBAMA - praises Senator Max Baucus; admits he cannot cover 46 million more; reiterates his promise not to raise taxes on the middle class.] The problems in getting a bipartisan deal in the fall discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with "Chicago Tribune" reporter Clarence Page, former Bush speechwriter David Frumm & Politico's Nia-Malika Henderson about the politics of health care reform. [PAGE - says Obama was caught off guard by the town hall meetings; indicates the blue dog Democrats are skittish; comments on the anxiety over the federal debt & the economy.] [FRUMM - says there is the possibility of a compromise with the Democrats scaling back ambitions; indicates there can be big achievements.] [HENDERSON - says Obama may rankle the left; comments on the town hall complaints about bigger government.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with insurance company whistleblower former Cigna executive Wendell Potter about insurance companies. [POTTER - explains how insurance companies confuse the policyholder, dump the sick & make the forms difficult to understand; outlines how the public relations people work for the industry by feeding talking points to talk show radio hosts.]
(Atlanta: Sanjay Gupta) The question of whether health care reform means rationing examined by looking at a tale of three sisters, Thelma, Carolyn & Helen; details given about what is in the bill about end of life decisions; scenes shown from Southern Regional Hospital in Atlanta. [Had surgery, Carolyn McCOY - worries about how older people will have to wait for surgery.] [Emory University health care expert Ken THORPE- says there is bad information being put out there by opponents of reform.] [Southern Regional Hospital surgeon Dr. Radakrishnan NAIR- talks about patient care.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) Evacuations in California due to wildfires; new details in the Hudson River train crash about air traffic control; the failure of the Colonial Bank; a funeral service for Eunice Kennedy Shriver reported; scenes shown of the fires. [Daughter Maria SHRIVER - talks about her mother's life as the ultimate role model.]
(Hsinkai: John Vause) The impact of the flood waters on Taiwan featured; scenes shown from the villages of the rapids, rescue crews, the reporter on a rope crossing the river, a wrecked road, mud & the people leaving Hsinkai village by crossing the river. The current status of rescue efforts discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The raw data on the typhoon's rain reported.
(Studio: Randi Kaye) How Vick's dogs are being saved after their rescue form his dogfighting ring featured; scenes shown of the pit bulls that had to be socialized. [Dog owner "KATHLEEN" - talks about Jhumpa, the dog, learning how to live in a home; agrees Vick needs a second chance.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Jhumpa's trip to the studio shown. [KATHLEEN - talks about the pit bull & how they get a bad rap.]
(Washington: Tom Foreman) Interview held with Weaver about the interview with the president. [WEAVER - comments on his talk with President Obama, who is a smart guy; jokes he gets picked on by Republicans; wants to see him do more outside; speaks about mangos & French fires.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) A lawsuit from a woman who was Tasered at a New York traffic stop in January; the release from prison of Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, who served 30 years for trying to shoot President Gerald Ford in 1975; the car accident involving swimmer Michael Phelps & word of Bob Dylan's run-in with the cops in New Jersey reported.