This program is 29 minutes long
(Afghanistan: Nic Schifrin) The coordinated assault on two separate US bases reviewed; scenes shown from eastern Afghanistan. [Voice of reporter Karen RUSSO- describes what happened.] [US commander in Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McCHRYSTAL- says we must prioritize in threatened populated areas.]
(Studio: Dan Harris; Washington: Martha Raddatz) The plight of these remote bases that are bullet magnets, the dangers of pulling out & the ongoing debate over strategies on the ground in Afghanistan discussed.
(Pedang Ali, Indonesia: Clarissa Ward) The impact of the earthquake in Indonesia featured; scenes shown from a destroyed village near Padang in Sumatra of downed houses, crumbled roads, body bags, rescue efforts, grieving relatives.
(Wrightwood, California: Brian Rooney) A wildfire near Los Angeles featured; scenes shown of authorities telling people to leave & the flames in the mountains. [Capt. Jim WILKINS, Wrightwood resident Robin TEOLAR- comment on the fire.]
(Supreme Court: David Kerley) The court's consideration of the ban on handguns by the city of Chicago featured; details given about last year's decision against the Washington, DC, gun law. [McDonald v. City of Chicago Otis McDONALD- says these kids want to kill me!; asserts he has a right to a gun.] [NRA's Wayne LaPIERRE- offers perspective on gun laws.] [Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Paul HELMKE- says there can be restrictions on guns.]
(New York: John McKenzie) The government's start of vaccinations for the H1N1 swine flu featured; details given about the dosages of vaccine, the vaccine priority list & the reluctance of many to get vaccinated. [vanderbilt School of Medicine Dr. William SCHAFFNER- calls it the most ambitious flu vaccination program; states it a safe, effective vaccine.] [Ohio Public health Department Dr. Mel KOHN- advocates vaccination.] [Laura THOMAS, pediatrician Dr. Ira RUBIN- question getting vaccinated.]