This program is 28 minutes long
(Washington: Tom Costello) The recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics to screen children for autism twice before age 2 examined; details given about the warning signs; Internet video from Autism Speaks shown. [Kennedy Krieger Center Dr. Rebecca LANDA- says we want to empower them as early in life as possible.] [Professor of pediatric medicine Dr. Chris JOHNSON- says behavioral and developmental signs may be missed.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Live interview held with American Academy of Pediatrics Dr. Ari Brown about the new guidelines. [From San Francisco, BROWN – states parents and pediatricians should look for subtle signs of autism; offers advice for parents.]
(Washington: David Gregory) Senator Barack Obama’s decision to be more aggressive in challenging Senator Hillary Clinton featured; University of Iowa poll on the standings of Obama, Clinton and former Senator John Edwards cited; details given of criticism of Obama for including singer Donnie McClurkin, who claims he was cured of homosexuality, on his gospel music tour; scenes shown of McClurkin and of Obama dancing with TV host Ellen DeGeneres. [In Iowa, OBAMA – campaigns.] [From MTV’s MySpace forum, OBAMA – talks about his “politics of hope.”] [NBC News political director Chuck TODD- comments on Obama’s strategy.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) NBC’s coverage of the debate noted.
(Chicago: Lee Cowan) The financial squeeze for the middle class featured; expense increases since the last generation cited.[Faith Tabernacle Baptist Church pastor Donald SHARP- notes people have less money for the collection plate.] [Parishioners Bob and Stacie SAW, middle class homeowners Don and Mary Ellen GRAFF- comment on their finances.] [Harvard University Elizabeth WARREN- states today’s 2- income family has less cash than their 1-income parents.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Billionaire Warren Buffett’s view that his tax rate is too low featured; details given of his push for a progressive consumption tax. [In interview, BUFFETT – says the taxation system has tilted toward the rich and away from the middle class; compares his tax rate to his employees’; criticizes hedge fund operators.] [2 Berkshire Hathaway WORKERS – comment.] Buffett’s challenge to other rich people noted. His view on taxes discussed.
(New York: Robert Bazell) The debate over weight loss surgery for teenagers examined; details given about the lap-band procedure. [Teen Crystal KASPERWICZ- comments.] [New York University Medical Center Dr. George FIELDING- relates his own experience with obesity.] [Hospital of Saint Raphael bariatric surgery director Dr. Randy REINHOLD- worries about teens’ understanding of the surgery.]
(Los Angeles: Josh Mankiewicz) The glut of people with the title of vice president featured. [Computer programmer Yingying WU- cites her title with TopCoder.] [Businessman Donald TRUMP – says he loves handing people a vice presidency but keeping their salary down.] [Wharton professor Sarah KAPLAN- notes titles are given instead of stock options or a corner office; comments on titles in the banking business.]