This program is 29 minutes long
(Searchlight, Nevada: George Lewis) 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. [PALIN - addresses Tea Party America; asserts "you're fired."] [In Las Vegas, REID - responds.] [In Mesa, Arizona, PALIN - campaigns for Senator John McCain.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) The views of Tea Party activists presented in their owns words. ["KATHY" - says we want our country back.] [Beatty, Nevada, Robert JOHNSON- says we have to stop spending.] [Salt Lake City, Utah, Gloria GUNN- expresses disappointment in politicians.]
(Studio: Lester Holt; Washington: John Harwood) The impact of the Tea Party movement, the Democrats' problem with the economy, how Palin has an audience in the Tea Party & why it will be hard for her to get elected president discussed.
(New York: Richard Engel) The power struggle in Iraq featured; scenes shown of Iraqis celebrating. [ALLAWI - calls for a strong government with a vision for security & stability; states we have conflict between extremism & moderation.] The reaction of the US to this change in government with a secular Allawi coming in discussed.
(Rome: Anne Thompson) The new tone from the Vatican over the priest sex abuse scandal featured; details given of new charges of abuse against deaf men in Verona, Italy, & incidents in Germany & the Us involving Pope Benedict XVI before he became pope. [In Rome, two American college STUDENTS - react to the accusations.] [University of Notre Dame professor Scott APPLEBY- says the pope is juggling the demoralization & the challenge from elements in his own pontificate.] This solemn week for the Catholic Church discussed.
(Philadelphia: Peter Alexander) The flash mob scene in the city of Philadelphia featured; scenes shown of the unrest that started as fun gathering by people linked by social sites. [Police commissioner Charles RAMSEY- speaks out.] [Mayor Michael NUTTER - says the message is "cut it out"; calls for a rapid response.] [Restaurant worker Seth KAUFMAN - comments.]
(London: Jim Maceda) The Eyjafjallajokull volcano of Iceland featured; scenes shown of the fire & ice from the eruption. [Two TOURISTS - react.] [Geophysicist Magnus TUMI GUMUNDSSON- says we will monitor the volcano.]
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The story of retired American soldier Sgt./Maj. Sam Rhodes, who is teaching young war veterans to tame horse & deal with their post traumatic stress disorder, featured; scenes shown from near Ft. Benning, Georgia; details given about the military's culture of silence & problem of suicide. [Army Col. Bill SIMRIL- praises Rhodes as a soldier.] [RHODES - talks about the mental health battle; speaks about his problems after the war in Iraq.] [US Army c Chief of Staff Gen. George CASEY- cites the importance of speaking out.]