This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Erica Hill) Assn. of American Medical Colleges' projected statistics on general primary care physicians cited.
(Studio: Erica Hill; Atlanta: Sanjay Gupta) The issue of the shortage of family doctors, some elements in the bill that could help, the higher income for medical specialists, changes in the medical mindset that have to be made & the difficulties in getting a doctor's appointment discussed. [Massachusetts Governor Mitt ROMNEY - talks about primary care in the state of Massachusetts.]
(Studio: Tom Foreman) A progress report on President Obama presented & discussed; details given about promises & deliveries in the economic factors, health care reform, the wars in Afghanistan & Iraq.
(Studio: Erica Hill) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen & Leslie Sanchez & "Huffington Post"'s Tanya Acker about grading Obama on health care reform. [GERGEN - questions the savings in the health care plan & the problems with getting more primary care doctors.] [SANCHEZ - grades Obama with a "C" on health care.] [ACKER - grades Obama with a "B" on health care.] Other material: [OBAMA - defends his progress.]
(Studio: Randi Kaye) A major winter storm in the Midwest; tornadoes in east Texas; a hostage situation in a Virginia post office; the return home of burn victim Michael Brewer, who was set on fire by boys & Britain's Prince William's night on the streets to highlight the plight of the homeless reported.
(Studio: Erica Hill) Live discussion held with psychotherapist Robi Ludwig & "In Session"'s Sunny Hostin about Sean's adjustments. [LUDWIG - says Sean will feel alienated, will need therapy & this will take time; hopes it will be treated like a divorce case with both sides considering the best interests of the boy.] [HOSTIN - says the question is what is the best interest of the child & the child's desires should be considered.]
(Studio: Randi Kaye) The accident in Jamaica in which American Airlines Flight 331 overshot the runway reviewed; scenes shown of the Boeing 737 plane off the runway in Kingston. [Voice of passenger/survivor Naomi PALMER - describes what happened.]
(Studio: Randi Kaye) The jail sentences for Richard & Mayumi Heene for the balloon boy hoax; the hospitalization of imprisoned Bernard Madoff; assault charges against Amy Winehouse for a fight in a theater & the search for a bad Santa who robbed a Nashville bank reported.