This program is 29 minutes long
(Chicago: Dean Reynolds) The rebound of the Ford Motor Co. with a billion dollar quarterly profit reviewed; details given about sales around the world, the cash for clunkers program, labor contract problems & company predictions for 2011. [Ford sales vice president Mark FIELDS@, "Autoline Daily" host John McELROY@- comment on the turnaround.] [UAW Local 600 union leader Gary WALKOWICZ@- says enough is enough.]
(Pentagon: David Martin) The reaction of President Obama to the declaration of Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai as the winner in the presidential election when opposition candidate Abdullah Abdullah pulled out of the runoff featured. [OBAMA - says we need improved governance from Karzai.] [In interview, Council on Foreign Relations Stephen BIDDLE%- outlines what might happen under Karzai.] [In interview, ABDULLAH - talks about US dealings with this partner.]
(New York: Jim Axelrod) The symbolism of the maiden voyage of the Navy warship USS New York, built with steel from the rubble of the World Trade Center, featured; scenes shown of the ship, watchers from Ground Zero, a repaired flag from the site & the new World Trade Center. [SAILOR, Capt. Curtis JONES@, sailor Thomas GRAWL@, newyorksaysthankyou.org Jeff PARNESS@- comment on the ship & what it means.]
(Studio: Jennifer Ashton) The effectiveness of the H1N1 vaccine in protecting pregnant women & children, who do need two shots, featured; immunity figures cited; details given about the safety monitoring. [National Inst. of Allergy & Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony FAUCI@- comments on the vaccine.] The vaccine schedule for children needing two shots discussed.
(Studio: Jon LaPook) A controversial new study on the deadly disease of dementia examined; scenes shown of 93-year-old Gertrude Buckley; details given about the fatal nature of advanced dementia. [Buckley's daughter Paula TISHEL%- comments on her mother's care.] [Hebrew SeniorLife/ Inst. for Aging Research Dr. Susan MITCHELL - comments on patient symptoms.] ["Dying from Dementia" author Dr. Greg SACHS@- says they need aggressive palliative care.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) Earlier interview held with former Vice President "Our Choice" author Al Gore; "Newsweek" cover of Gore shown; Bush White House adviser Karl Rove quoted. Pew Research Center poll figures on the public view of the warming of the earth cited. [GORE - calls Rove's an automatic response to any effort to stop dumping pollution; comments on the time to shift to American-made renewable energy; reacts to the Pew poll & a financed campaign by polluters to sow doubt; criticizes short-term thinking & communicating messages.]
(Farmington, Missouri: Steve Hartman) Gay Wilkinson's obsession with anvils featured; scenes shown from his Farmington, Missouri, workshop where he carves anvils & from the park where he went shootin' an anvil off of another anvil into the sky. [Gay & Cookie WILKINSON - talk anvils.]
(Studio: Katie Couric, Katie Couric) This week & next week's stories discussed.