This program is 29 minutes long
(Niles, Illinois: Cynthia Bowers) The jump in car sales from the Cash for Clunkers rebate program featured; sales for last July vs. this July compared, with Ford being the only auto maker to gain; Ford ad shown. [Golf Mill Ford sales manager Mario SOSNOWSKI, Barclays Capital auto analyst Brian JOHNSON- note the impact of the program.] [Ford Motor Co. plant manager Jan ALLMAN- comments on Ford’s re-introduction of the Taurus.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.
(Studio: Anthony Mason) The pressure on the Senate to extend Cash for Clunkers featured; statistics on clunker deals cited. [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS – notes the need for action this week.] [Senator Jim DeMINT, Edmunds.com CEO Jeremy ANWYL- object to more spending.] [IHS Global Insight auto analyst Rebecca LINDLAND- says there is debate over the reliability of these deals.]
(Studio: Katie Couric, Anthony Mason) The rise in the stock market discussed.
(Reagan National Airport: Nancy Cordes) The rough ride for passengers on Continental Flight 128 due to severe turbulence featured; scenes of the plane in Miami, animation, map, photos from inside the plane and computer animation of the increased danger for passengers not wearing seatbelts shown; statistics on turbulence injuries cited. [Passengers Diego SAAVEDRA,WOMAN, Celi D’FARIA, Fabio OTTOLINI- describe what happened.]
(London: Elizabeth Palmer) The endorsement from Iran’s Supreme Leader of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s second presidential term featured; scenes shown of the awkward ceremony and of a mass trial of reformists arrested after the disputed election, including former Iranian Vice President Mohammad Ali Abtahi; details given about detentions and deaths of protestors; photos shown of student Sohrab Arabi, who was killed, and American scholar Kian Tajbakhsh, whose fate is unknown. [Middle East scholar Haleh ESFANDIARI- recalls being detained in Iran.]
(Washington: Wyatt Andrews) The protests at meetings on health care reform legislation featured; scenes shown of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Senator Arlen Specter being shouted down in Philadelphia and Representative Lloyd Doggett being surrounded; details given about the role of conservative Websites, including FreedomWorks.org, who urge their supporters to turn out at town halls. [FreedomWorks.org Max PAPPAS- notes people are worried their taxes will be raised.] [CBS News political analyst Marc AMBINDER- comments on the calls to Congressmembers.]
(New Orleans: David Martin) Criticism of the care for injured veterans provided by the Veterans Administration featured; details given about the case of Marine Casey Owens, who lost both legs in Iraq and endured failed procedures from the V.A. [In amateur video, OWENS – tells a doctor he feels hopeless and the V.A. failed him.] [Now, OWENS – recalls finding a new treatment and the 6-month wait for approval; comments on the impact of his brain injury and the V.A.’s response.] [Casey’s mother Janna DUNKLE- comments on his condition.] [Hyperbaric oxygen therapist Dr. Paul HARCH- describes how pressurized oxygen chambers help treat brain injuries.]