This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Bob Orr) The solution to the mid-air mystery on Northwest Airlines Flight 188 of what happened in the cockpit causing the plane to overshoot the Minneapolis airport reviewed; details given from interviews about what the two experienced inattentive pilots did in the cockpit & how they missed communications. [On Saturday, pilot Richard COLE- says no one fell sleep & there was no argument.] [Former NTSB chairman Jim HALL- calls it "unexplainable."] CBS animation & site of the 1995 plane crash in Colombia shown.
(Washington: Nancy Cordes) The announcement by Senator Harry Reid of a public option for a government-run insurance plan in the Senate health care reform bill featured; details given about the compromise option, the need for all Democrats to be behind the bill & the opposition of Republican Senator Olympia Snowe to a public option. [REID - promotes it.] [Center for Studying Health Care System Change Paul GINSBURG- talks about the politics.] [From CNN, Senator Ben NELSON- comments on the state option.]
(Kabul: Mandy Clark) The crash of a chopper that had been targeting drug smugglers that killed troops & DEA staffers & the collision of two Marine copters reported; photo of a Marine shown; details given about the difficult environment in Afghanistan for helicopters. [ISAF spokesman Col. Wayne SHANKS†- says enemy action was not responsible for either crash.] Nationwide anti-American protests against the US shown.
(Studio: Harry Smith, Lara Logan) What happened in these two copter crashes, what the Taliban is saying about downing the aircraft & the problems with flying at night in Afghanistan discussed.
(Studio: Harry Smith) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: David Martin) Obama's latest White House meeting about strategy for Afghanistan & the disputed presidential election reviewed; scenes shown of Obama at a naval base. [In Jacksonville, OBAMA - speaks about the solemn decision to risk lives only if necessary.] [Senator John KERRY - says US commander in Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McChrystal's plan reaches too far & we need to speed up the training of Afghan forces.]
(Studio: Jennifer Ashton) The danger of the virus to pregnant women examined; details given about what happened to one pregnant woman & why they are a priority group for the vaccine. [Flu victim Aubrey OPDYKE, her Ob/Gyn Dr. Michele BECK-TORRES- say she almost lost her life.] How pregnant women are requesting the H1N1 swine flu vaccine discussed.
(Los Angeles: Sandra Hughes) Tough new rules to restrict water usage in drought-stricken California featured; scenes shown; details given about the impact on San Joaquin Valley farmers, the protection of the delta smelt fish, the import of more produce & the explosion of water pipes on days when watering is allowed. [Department of water & power drought buster David JONES - talks about the violations.] [Wheat farmer Todd ALLEN- says he laid-off five.] [Food & Water Watch Elanor STARMER- cites the contaminants in foreign produce.]
(Denver: Steve Hartman) The story of the adoption of an Indian-born blind boy, Pandu, by blind Jason Fayre & his wife Lalena profiled; scenes shown of the family. [FAYRE - says we can offer more to a blind child.] [Lalena FAYRE- says she has struggled.]