This program is 28 minutes long
(Arlington, Virginia: Bob Orr) A GAO report showing that undercover government investigators were able to slip bomb-making materials past airport screeners examined; report excerpts quoted; GAO video of explosions shown. [Homeland security analyst Paul KURTZ- explains how a team of terrorists could beat the system.] [TSA administrator Kip HAWLEY- comments on continuing undercover tests.] The problems for the TSA discussed.
(Pentagon: David Martin) The mounting evidence in the FBI’s investigation into the shooting of Iraqi civilians by Blackwater security guards reviewed. [Georgetown Law School professor Gary SOLIS- explains why he doubts there will be a prosecution.] [Journalist Robert Young PELTON- recalls Blackwater’s trigger-happy behavior.]
(Washington: Nancy Cordes) The FDA’s consideration of creating a new class of medications called “behind-the-counter” drugs featured. [Leesburg Pharmacy CEO Cheri GARVIN- notes the necessity of consultation with a pharmacist.] [AMA Joseph CRANSTON- says pharmacists do not have the training to perform these critical functions.] [Public Citizen Dr. Sidney WOLFE- says we need more evidence from places that have had this program.] [In Britain, pharmacist Thamer AUF- says it’s easier for the patient.]
(Port St. Lucie, Florida: Kelly Cobiella) The bankruptcy filing by home builder Levitt and Sons featured; map shown of Levittown developments on hold. [Retirees Angelo and Paula PALERMO- react to the status of their Port St. Lucie, Florida, property.] [Bankruptcy attorney Paul SINGERMAN- says lenders are overwhelmed with financially distressed real estate developers and bad loans.]
(Washington: Armen Keteyian) The issue of whether the Veterans Administration is capable of dealing with the flood of veterans’ suicides examined; V.A. statistics on veterans with mental health issues, including post traumatic stress disorder, cited; details given from reports on mental health problems and homelessness among veterans. [Veterans for Common Sense Paul SULLIVAN- comments on the V.A.’s “don’t look, don’t find” policy.] [Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Paul RIECKHOFF- says we’ve got to take care of the warriors.] [Department of Veterans Affairs Dr. Ira KATZ- comments on the development of suicide prevention programs.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) More on the CBS News Website noted.
(Capitol: Chip Reid) Billionaire Warren Buffett’s view that taxes on the rich are too low featured; scenes shown of his appearance before Congress. [BUFFETT – says his rich friends generally agree; jokes with the reporter.]
(Cayuga, Indiana: Mark Strassmann) The compassion shown in Cayuga, Indiana, where neighbors of cancer patient/farmer Darrin Hartman pitched in to harvest his crops, featured. [Volunteer Danny WESCH, HARTMAN, wife Monica HARTMAN- comment.]