This program is 28 minutes long
(White House: Chip Reid) President Obama’s prime time speech to Congress tomorrow about health care reform featured; scenes shown of town hall meetings and protests; details given about the debate over the public option and about Senator Max Baucus’s proposal; statement from Senator Mike Ross quoted. [Senator John McCAIN – speaks against a public option.] [Representative Anthony WEINER- states Obama needs to draw a firm line in the sand.] [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS – says people will come away understanding where Obama is.] [Political analyst John DICKERSON- says the president is in a tough spot.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) CBS News coverage of tomorrow’s address noted.
(Forest Park, Illinois: Dean Reynolds) The controversy over President Obama's address to schoolchildren reviewed. [In Dallas, 3 PARENTS – offer views.] [Radio HOST – says this is indoctrination.] [Florida Republican Party Jim GREER- criticizes the White House lesson plan.] [STUDENT – says her parents are excusing her from class.] [OBAMA – says what you make of your education will decide the future of this country.] [Forest Park, Illinois school superintendent Louis CAVALLO- says we do not allow parents to decide what is to be taught.] [In Forest Park, 2 STUDENTS – react to the speech.]
(Los Angeles: Bill Whitaker) The need for repairs on the nation’s aging infrastructure featured; scenes shown from Los Angeles of a fire truck with its cab in a sinkhole caused by a broken water main, water gushing from an earlier break and crews working on the San Francisco Bay Bridge; details given from a civil engineers’ report; statistics on bridges cited. [MAN - says things are falling apart.] [Los Angeles Mayor Antonio VILLARAIGOSA- notes the age of the pipes.] [American Society of Civil Engineers Mike KINCAID- comments on the poor grades for the infrastructure.]
(Studio: Jon LaPook) The CDC’s new guidelines for treating the H1N1/swine flu virus featured; details given about who is most at risk and the warning signs. [National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases Dr. Anne SCHUCHAT- comments on the recommendation for not taking anti-viral drugs and the “watchful waiting” option.] [National Center for Disaster Preparedness Dr. Irwin REDLENER- warns against overusing the anti-virals.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) Further coverage on webmd.com noted.
(New York: Anthony Mason) The release of remastered Beatles albums and a Beatles version of the video game Rock Band featured; game scenes shown; scenes shown of Beatles Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney. [McCARTNEY – jokes about ending up as androids.] [At Abbey Road studios, music producer Giles MARTIN- comments on the music.] [Beatles recording engineer Allan ROUSE- says things sound close to the master tapes.] [“Billboard” editor Rob LEVINE, The London Beatles Store owner Howard COHEN- comment on Beatlemania.] [thefest.com owner Mark LAPIDOS- comments on advance sales of the CD sets.]
(Washington: Wyatt Andrews) Questions about what happened to federal stimulus money meant to help schools examined; details given about the teacher shortage; map shown of states with education budget cuts. [Oregon high school STUDENT, Broward County, Florida, TEACHER, football PLAYER – react to teacher layoffs.] [Last June, Vice President Joe BIDEN – cites the number of education jobs that will be saved.] [Georgia Assn. of Educators president Jeff HUBBARD- says the stimulus funds have been a great boon.] [American Assn. of School Administrators Bruce HUNTER- accuses states of taking money from education and putting it elsewhere.]
(New York: Daniel Sieberg) The rare visit by the sharks that were drawn by seals featured; scenes shown. [Fisherman Ron CRISP, GIRL - react.] [MAN – says where there are seals there are sharks.] [Marine biologist Greg SKOMAL- describes the research opportunity.] [Underwater, marine biologist Andy DEHART- comments on the tagging process.]