This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Jon LaPook) The approval of an H1N1/swine flu vaccine to be available in mid-October featured; details given about cases on college campuses; map shown. [HHS Secretary Kathleen SEBELIUS – announces the FDA’s approval.] [Vanderbilt University Medical Center Dr. William SCHAFFNER- says we’re in a race: the virus vs. the vaccine; says this is the seasonal virus on steroids.] Who will get priority for the vaccine, whether there will be enough and whether you need a vaccine if you already had H1N1 flu discussed.
(Columbia, South Carolina: Mark Strassmann) The support for Wilson from his constituents in Lexington County, South Carolina featured; details given about suspicions of racial overtones and about the fundraising by Wilson and his opponent Rob Miller; scenes shown of a white town hall crowd booing a black woman who questioned Wilson’s behavior. [At the Lizard’s Thicket restaurant, Tracey FARNHAM, Skip JONES- support Wilson.] [University of South Carolina professor Lacy FORD- comments on showing disrespect to a black president.] [South Carolina NAACP president Lonnie RANDOLPH- says it is racial.]
(Studio: Anthony Mason) Lingering trouble spots in the economy despite signs the recession in easing featured; scenes shown of President Obama visiting an Ohio GM plant where idled workers are getting back to work; statistics on jobs lost cited. [Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben BERNANKE – says the recession is likely over.] [OBAMA – says our economic troubles are far from over.] [In interview, Treasury Secretary Timothy GEITHNER – denies a tax increase is inevitable.] [PIMCO co-founder Bill GROSS- predicts the economy will need trillions more in support.] Job cuts at Eli Lilly noted. [Unemployed Beth BERHNARDT- comments.] [Russell Investments Erik RISTUBEN- notes concern about a double dip recession.] The jump in people living paycheck-to-paycheck noted.
(New Haven, Connecticut: Randall Pinkston) The investigation into the murder of Yale University student Annie Le featured; photos shown of Raymond Clark, a person of interest who worked in the same lab as Le. [John Jay College criminal pathologist Lawrence KOBILINSKY- explains why the cause of death is not released.]
(Lake Forest, California: Ben Tracy) The difficulty for families to buy houses and cars due to the credit squeeze featured; loans considered risky or subprime in 2005 vs. 2009 compared; statistics on auto loans and credit cards cited. [Home renters Shanna and Nick TIBBETT- comment.] [Mortgage broker Jeff LAZERSON- says we torture borrowers with paperwork and the loans never get done.] [WOMAN – says she doesn’t use credit cards.] [Moody’s Economy.com Mark ZANDI- says when unemployment declines and house prices rise is when we’ll see more credit flowing out to consumers.]
(Chicago: Cynthia Bowers) The scandal surrounding the grassroots organization ACORN, which helps low-income Americans find affordable housing, reviewed; videos of ACORN employees counseling a couple posing as a pimp and prostitute shown; details given about the Senate vote to deny ACORN access to federal housing funds and the Census Bureau’s decision to sever its ties. [ACORN organizer Bertha LEWIS- says we are experiencing the modern day version of McCarthyism.] [Senator Mike JOHANNS- says the tapes magnify a systemic criminal pattern.] [The Heartland Institute Steve STANEK- says ACORN cannot be trusted to organize voter registration.]
(San Francisco: John Blackstone) The dilemma over KP2, an unusually friendly monk seal on the Hawaiian island of Molokai, because he has grown heavy and could injure humans featured; YouTube videos and photos shown of KP2 playing with people; details given about the risk for wild animals that are raised by humans, including the orphaned sea lion Ella, who was raised at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, and abandoned sea otters raised at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. [Voice of photographer Eric DEMMERS- says KP2 acts like a big dog.] [NOAA Fisheries David SCHOFIELD- advises not swimming or playing with him.]