This program is 29 minutes long
(Pentagon: David Martin) The Ft. Hood tragedy reviewed; map and animation shown; Twitter messages from base residents quoted. [President OBAMA – says it is horrifying they should come under fire at an Army base on American soil.] [Base commander Lt. Gen. Robert CONE†- describes what happened; says the installation is locked down.] [MOTHER, soldier’s WIFE - react.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) Statistics on Ft. Hood cited. Earlier interview held with Carissa Picard†, an advocate for soldiers with post traumatic stress disorder whose husband is based at Ft. Hood; scenes shown from the base. [From the base, PICARD – describes what it was like for residents; talks about the building where the shooting took place; says it’s changed our perspective on living on post; says there has been a marked rise in violence, suicides and shootings.]
(Washington: Armen Keteyian) The history of violence at US military bases reviewed; examples cited, including other incidents at Ft. Hood, a series of murders at Ft. Carson, Colorado, and the shooting this year at Camp Liberty in Iraq. [May 11, Secretary of Defense Robert GATES – says a tragic loss of lives at the hands of our own forces is a cause for great concern.]
(White House: Chip Reid) The battle over health care reform featured; scenes shown of protests in Washington, DC by opponents of the House bill; details given about losses in by Democratic gubernatorial candidates that may indicate dissatisfaction with President Obama’s agenda. [Protestor Susie KIMSEY- speaks against the bill.] [Representatives Gene TAYLOR, Politico's Jonathan ALLEN- comment on the message from the recent elections.] The endorsement of the bill by the AARP and the AMA noted. [OBAMA – says we are closer to passing this reform than ever.]
(Los Angeles: Bill Whitaker) The trend for convicted sex offenders to live in clusters examined; map shown of the offenders living in the Florida community where kidnap/murder victim Somer Thompson lived; statistics on registered sex offenders living near the Antioch, California, home where convicted rapist Phillip Garrido held Jaycee Dugard; details given about laws, including Jessica’s Law in California, that puts restrictions on where offenders can live; scenes shown of an encampment under a Miami freeway. [Florida resident Carol JONES; Pasadena, California WOMAN- worry about the children.] [National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Ernie ALLEN- says the most dangerous are mobile and will seek out opportunities.]
(Ft. Hood: Don Teague) The latest developments on the Army base, where Maj. Nidal Hasan opened fire, reviewed; scenes shown. The impact on the community discussed.
(Studio: Katie Couric; Pentagon: David Martin) The irony of Hasan’s position as a psychiatrist specializing in drug rehabilitation, the problem of post traumatic stress disorder and the large number of soldiers deployed from Ft. Hood discussed.
(Studio: Katie Couric; Ft. Hood: Don Teague) The variety of wounds discussed.