This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: Chip Reid) The anger over health care reform updated; scenes shown of President Obama’s town hall meeting in New Hampshire, the protests outside, disruptions at meetings held by Senators Arlen Specter and Claire McCaskill; details given of White House efforts to regain control of the debate. [OBAMA – speaks of scare tactics; speaks against meddling.] [SPECTER, McCASKILL – address the protestors.] [Political analyst John DICKERSON- comments on confusion stemming from Obama’s ceding of control to Congress.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.
(Washington: Sharyl Attkisson) Concern over end-of-life provisions in the health care bill featured; details given about the plan for “advance care planning consultation.” [At Specter’s meeting, WOMAN – says a 74-year-old man with cancer will be written off.] [SPECTER – says it’s a vicious rumor.] [In radio interview, of former New York Lt. Governor Betsy McCAUGHEY- claims there will be mandatory counseling sessions on how to end life sooner.] [FactCheck.org Brooks JACKSON- explains what the bill says.] The findings of a Harvard study on end-of-life counseling noted.
(Studio: Jennifer Ashton) A study finding that aspirin is beneficial for colorectal cancer patients reviewed; results cited; details given on the role of aspirin in blocking the growth of Cox-2 enzymes; diagram shown. [Patient Thomas REINECKE- comments.] [Columbia University Dr. Alfred NEUGUT- says aspirin may have a significant benefit in improving survival.] Aspirin side effects discussed.
(New York: Jim Axelrod) GM’s new Chevy Volt hybrid car featured; prices for the Volt vs. Toyota's Prius or Honda's Insight compared. [GM CEO Fritz HENDERSON- notes a vehicle with triple digit fuel economy will be a game changer.] [KellyBlueBook.com Jack NERAD- says the battery capacity comes at a price.]
(Westchester County, New York: Byron Pitts) The landmark lawsuit settlement in which affluent Westchester County agreed to provide affordable housing featured; map shown of the county’s racial composition; details given of the new housing income guidelines. [Anti-Discrimination Center Craig GURIAN- says they never tried to overcome barriers to housing based on race and municipal resistance.] [Westchester County resident Don BRIDGES- comments.] [Larchmont Mayor Liz FELD- says we can’t find housing for our own workforce.]
(La Crosse, Wisconsin: Cynthia Bowers) The decision of some families to skip dental care during this recession featured; scenes shown from a free clinic in La Crosse, Wisconsin; statistics cited; photo shown of 12-year-old Deamonte Driver, who died when an infection from a cavity spread to his brain. [Mother Lynda PASKIEWICZ- comments on losing her dental insurance when she lost her job.] [Uninsured mothers Shelley BOLTON, Sheri BUDROS- note the low priority of health care when there is nothing left.] [Wisconsin Dental Assn. vice president Dr. Gene SHOEMAKER- notes the risk of putting off care.]
(No location given: Richard Schlesinger) Kennedy’s life reviewed; photos and scenes shown from her life; details given about her creation of the Special Olympics. [In 2004, SHRIVER – says it’s important to be committed.] [Biographer Edward SHORTER- comments on the impact of Special Olympics.] [Son Robert SHRIVER – says she changed the world.]