This program is 29 minutes long
(Perugia, Italy: Allen Pizzey) The guilty verdict in Italy against American exchange student Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of Meredith Kercher featured; details given of the controversy over the evidence and Knox’s claims of mistreatment by police; photos of the crime scene shown. [Knox’s mother Edda MELLAS- says they have no evidence.]
(Studio: Anthony Mason) Signs of a turnaround in the job market examined; scenes shown from a support group meeting for the unemployed in Des Moines; underemployment rate cited. [PNC chief economist Stuart HOFFMAN- predicts job growth will rise.] [Economic Policy Institute Heidi SHIERHOLZ- notes the hole in the labor market is profound.] [Support group founder Suzanne HULL, underemployed Mary WERLEY- comment.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.
(White House: Chip Reid) President Obama’s plan to create jobs previewed; scenes shown from a town hall meeting in Allentown, Pennsylvania; unemployment rate in and around Allentown cited. [In Allentown, OBAMA – says we’ve got a long way to go.] [Allentown resident Joe MIHALSHIK- says there is nothing being done about jobs.] [Representative John BOEHNER- criticizes the plan to pay for the proposals with money returned by bailed-out banks.]
(Ft. Campbell, Kentucky: Michelle Miller) The homecoming at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky for a group of soldiers who must prepare to go back after returning from 13 months in Afghanistan featured; scenes shown; details given about the next wave of troops to deploy. [Soldier’s wife Cindy BALLAGH- comments.] [159th Combat Aviation Brigade Col. Ronald LEWIS- says there is hope in President Obama’s comments.] [S/Sgt. James BALLAGH, 159th Combat Brigade Spc. Michael BUSCH- comment on going back.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) The departure for Afghanistan of a unit of Wisconsin reservists that had 3 members murdered at Ft. Hood, Texas last month noted; scenes shown.
(Bellevue, Nebraska: Jim Axelrod) The controversial practice of Leroy Carhart†† featured; scenes shown of protests outside his Nebraska abortion clinic; statistics on reasons for abortions at his clinic cited. [CARHART – says women still need somebody to care for them; comments on being a target and carrying on in the wake of his colleague Tiller’s death; says he totally believes in his cause.] [Patient “SUE” – comments on her situation.] [Anti-abortion rights activist Larry DONLAN†- compares Carhart’s practice to gassing Jews and enslaving black people.]
(Los Angeles: Sandra Hughes) The push to eliminate lead from toys made in China and the US featured; details given about the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act; statistics on lead recalls cited. [In 2007 and today, toddler Britt’s mother DJ NORDQUIST- expresses concern about lead in toys.] [MegaToys co-founder Charlie WOO- says the 2007 recall was a wake-up call for the industry.] [Center for Environmental Health Michael GREEN- explains the motivations for testing toys.]
(Fredericksburg, Virginia: Richard Schlesinger) Warren Buffett's 81-year-old sister Doris, who has donated 80 million dollars and plans to give away what she has left in the time she has left, featured; scenes shown of projects she funded in Fredericksburg, Virginia, including a shelter for the mentally ill and a swimming pool. [BUFFETT – jokes about her brother’s knack for investing; talks about her fortune.]