This program is 29 minutes long
(London: Mark Phillips) An attack by two female suicide bombers on the subway system in Moscow, Russia, featured; scenes & diagrams from the streets & subway shown; details given about the wars in Chechnya, the Chechen use of women terrorists & of several past attacks. [RUSI international security studies Jonathan EYAL- criticizes the Russian "answer" to terrorism.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) President Obama's offer of condolences to Russian President DImitry Medvedev noted.
(Washington: Bob Orr) The tightening of transit security in the US cities after the Russian attack & the arrest of nine militia suspects in the Midwest featured; scenes of the subway bombings in Madrid & London & photos of eight of the Hutaree suspects & its Web video shown. [CBS News security analyst Juan ZARATE- talks about the vulnerability of train security.] [Southern Poverty Law Center director Mark POTOK- comments on the militia plot.] The difficulties of making trains & rail systems safe discussed.
(New York: Elaine Quijano) The crisis for the Catholic Church with the worldwide priest sex abuse scandal featured; scenes shown of Pope Benedict XVI leading a tribute to the late Pope John Paul II & of protests; details given about the sex abuse programs within the church in the US. [Diocese of New York Archbishop Timothy DOLAN- praises the pope for purification.] [Georgetown University Woodstock Theological Seminary Father Thomas REESE- calls for the bishops to apologize, apologize; comments on dealing with the priests.]
(New York: Seth Doane) The criminal charges against Massachusetts school students for bullying teenager Phoebe Prince that led to her suicide examined; scenes shown of a candlelight vigil. [District attorney Elizabeth SCHEIBE- comments on the case.] [GIRL, disguised CLASSMATE - comment on Phoebe.]
(Joint Base Balad, Iraq: Elizabeth Palmer) The big move of the US military out of Iraq featured; scenes shown from Joint Base Balad, Iraq, of the equipment, some of it weird, to be moved with some bound for Afghanistan & of truck convoys; details given about what can be left behind for Iraqis. [Army logistics Anthony POTENZONE- talks about the gear.] [Lt. Robert McGRATH - comments.]
(Encinitas, California: Ben Tracy) A loophole in the new health care law that would allow insurance companies to avoid covering children with pre-existing conditions examined; details given about the case of six-year-old Lucas Avant, who has a heart ailment. [Father Jason AVANT†- comments on health insurance.] [March 19, President OBAMA - says insurance companies will be banned from denying coverage to children.] [Speaker of the House Nancy PELOSI - criticizes the insurance companies.] [Representative David DREIER†- criticizes the closed partisan process.] [HHS Secretary Kathleen SEBELIUS - says there will be no ambiguity.]
(No location given: Steve Hartman) The model town of Elgin Park, Pennsylvania, that was built by unemployed designer Michael Smith visited; scenes shown of Smith's pictures of his town posted on the Web. [SMITH - talks about his town that exists only in his mind.]
(Studio: Steve Hartman, Katie Couric) Next week's assignment previewed.