This program is 29 minutes long
(London: Sheila MacVicar) The reaction to the release from prison of Abdel Ali al-Megrahi, who had been convicted for his role in the downing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Scotland in 1988, reviewed; scenes shown of Megrahi being greeted in Libya by Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi. A critical letter from FBI director Robert Mueller about the release quoted; details given of accusations the deal was linked to British-Libya trade, including the role of royal Prince Andrew. [UK business secretary Peter MANDELSON- denies barter over the prisoner.] [Former UK ambassador to Libya Sir Richard DALTON- says the government will come under pressure to explain.]
(Martha's Vineyard: Bill Shields) The impact of Hurricane Bill on the East coast featured; scenes shown of waves, closed beaches, the storm in Bermuda. [WFOR-TV meteorologist Jeff BERARDELLI- describes the extent of the storm.] [GIRL, MAN, New Jersey beach patrol guard Paul McCRACKEN, BERMUDAN - react.] The trip by President Obama's family to Martha's Vineyard noted.
(White House: Kimberly Dozier) President Obama's problems in selling his health care reform plan reviewed; details given of the drop in his approval rating, why people are unclear on the proposed legislation & how White House messages are confusing. [Four times, OBAMA - speaks about health care.] [Politico.com Craig GORDON, Third Way director Annie KIM, Hallandale, Florida, senior Marjorie ROSEN, Sage Deli owner Harvey FIRST- comment on the explanations about the bills.] The debate over a public option discussed.
(Plainfield, New Jersey: Priya David) The problem of mortgage foreclosures due to unemployment examined; unemployment & foreclosure statistics cited. [Unemployed mortgage holder Erick WILLIAMS- worries.] [Center for Economic & Policy Research Dean BAKER- talks about negative equity.] [NeighborWorks America Marietta RODRIGUEZ- cites the extent of vulnerability due to job loss.]
(No location given: Lara Logan) A story about what happened to one Army prosecutor working cases at Guantanamo Bay presented; details given about the case of Mohammed Jawad, imprisoned for seven years for throwing a hand grenade at US soldiers in Afghanistan & of unrevealed evidence. [US Army Reserve Lt. Col. Darrel VANDEVELD- says silence in the face of evil is collaboration with evil; recalls his prosecution of Jawad & later finding out about the torture treatment of Jawad; speaks about the rules leading to his resignation.] [Military commission defense counsel Maj. David FRAKT- comments on the change in Vandeveld.]
(Martha's Vineyard: Randall Pinkston) The story of Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, presented; details given about the long African American tradition in this community. [Oak Bluffs resident Myra MIESZCZANSKI, historian Robert HAYDEN, resident Lynn GORDON- talk about the island community.] Historical footage from Oak Bluffs shown.