This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Robert Bazell) The mixed feelings about the swine flu vaccine featured; details given about availability issues; scenes shown of people getting seasonal flu shots in their cars in Lubbock, Texas. [At Dunwoody Pediatrics near Atlanta, parent Stephanie SHARP- describes her son’s symptoms.] [CDC Dr. Thomas FRIEDEN- says there’s not enough vaccine around.] [2 Lubbock WOMEN – say they won’t get the swine flu shot.] Poll findings on whether people want the vaccine and what could change their minds discussed.
(White House: Savannah Guthrie) President Obama’s dilemma over strategy for the war in Afghanistan featured; scenes shown of caskets being returned to Dover Air Force Base; details given about the priorities for strategy meetings. [OBAMA – says we will target Al Qaeda wherever they take root.] [Senator Harry REID- talks of supporting the president.] [Representative John BOEHNER- says every day the troops are in greater danger.] [Senator John McCAIN – says if the Taliban come back, Al Qaeda will come back.]
(Denver: Mike Taibbi) A video on how the public can help combat terrorism in the wake of the Najibullah Zazi case featured; excerpts with former pro football player John Elway and Denver news anchor Kim Christiansen shown. [Terrorism museum director Melanie PEARLMAN- says we hope to encourage people not to be complacent.] [Homeland Security Secretary Janet NAPOLITANO – states everyone can do practical things to minimize the threat.] [ACLU Mike GERMAN- says it will probably lead to wild goose chases.] [Terrorism analyst Roger CRESSEY- notes the challenge to keep the public vigilant while not crossing the line.]
(Washington: Lisa Myers) More trouble for the community organizing group ACORN with a subpoena of financial records in Louisiana reviewed; details given about ACORN’s acknowledgement of embezzlement by Dale Rathke and prior allegations of financial mismanagement. [Louisiana attorney general James CALDWELL- says we’re trying to locate and recover taxpayer money.] [ACORN CEO Bertha LEWIS- denies the accusations.] The recent hidden camera videos of ACORN workers recalled. [Former ACORN worker Karen INMAN- says it needs to change how it does business.]
(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) The free speech challenge in the Supreme Court over a law banning dog fight videos reviewed; excerpts from Bob Stevens’s documentary “Pick-A-Winna” shown; courtroom sketches by Art Lien shown while opinions from Justices Antonin Scalia, Stephen Breyer and Samuel Alito are quoted. [Humane Society Wayne PACELLE- supports stopping the videos.] [Stevens lawyer Patricia MILLETT- evokes the First Amendment.]
(Ashland, Massachusetts: Tom Costello) Dave Heim, who began repairing and recycling wheelchairs after an accident left him paralyzed, featured; scenes shown of Dave working on Victoria Conrad’s chair; details given about the donation of parts from the late actor Christopher Reeves’ chair. [HEIM –says he wouldn’t change a thing.] [15-year-old Hayley SWEENEY, father Jim SWEENEY - react to the freedom her chair gives her.]