This program is 28 minutes long
(Searchlight, Nevada: David Wright) The political rally in Searchlight, Nevada, against Senator Harry Reid & health care reform featured; scenes shown of the Tea Party gathering to hear former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin; details given about Palin's mixed numbers in the ""Washington Post" poll. [PALIN - says we need to restore common sense.] [REID - responds.] [In Arizona, PALIN - campaigns for Senator John McCain.]
(Studio: David Muir; White House: Jake Tapper) Palin's political balance between the challengers & the incumbents & the controversy over President Obama's recess appointments discussed. [PALIN - says we need statesmen like McCain.]
(Studio: David Muir) Tomorrow's guests on "This Week" named.
(Bala Murghab: Nick Schifrin) ABC News exclusive trip with a US military patrol in western Afghanistan featured; scenes shown. [US commander in Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McCHRYSTAL - comments on the connection.]
(Rome: Jim Sciutto) The Vatican response to the worldwide anger over priest sex abuse cases featured; a statement from Rev. Federico Lombardi quoted.
(Jacksonville, Florida: Matt Gutman) The issue of child predators examined in light of an arrest of Jared Harrell in the murder in Florida of young Somer Thompson. [Clay County Sheriff Rick BESELER- talks about Harrell & other predators.] Map shown of the location of sex offenders. [Former FBI agent Brad GARRETT- talks about the link between pornography & crime.] [Mother Diena THOMPSON - comments.]
(New York: John McKenzie) A possible solution to the long wait for care at hospital emergency room featured; scenes shown of billboards announcing wait times & of tracking devices to monitor patients. [Health Corp. of America, East Florida, Gabriel PEREZ- talks about the calculations for care.] [Cleveland Clinic Dr. Eric KLEIN, patient Frances DINENZIO- comment on the tracking system.]
(Plant City, Florida: Steve Osunsami) Why Florida's strawberry farmers are destroying the crop due to the drop in prices examined; details given about the supply & demand & complaints from residents about the farmers. [Parkesdale Farms Matt PARKE- defends the move.] [Florida resident Freddy CONYERS; in Miami soup kitchen, MAN; two HOMEOWNERS - complain about the selfish farmers.]