This program is 29 minutes long
(New York: Rehema Ellis) A set of common standards proposed by governors and school officials for English and math education examined; details given about what children should know at certain levels. [National Governors Assn. Dane LINN- warns that the US economy won’t survive.] [Thomas Fordham Institute Chester FINN- says it’s revolutionary if we take the heavy lifts necessary to get them to learn those things.] [Texas state commissioner of education Robert SCOTT- explains why Texas is not participating.] [Jefferson County public schools superintendent Sheldon BERMAN- comments on implementing the plan in Kentucky.]
(Washington: Lisa Myers) Bank of America’s move to end overdraft fees for debit card purchases by preventing customers from spending more than what they have featured; YouTube rant shown; their full-page ad in the "New York Times" shown; details given about the option from other banks for consumers to sign up for overdraft protection. [Center for Responsible Lending Leslie PARRISH- says we highly commend Bank of America.]
(White House: Savannah Guthrie) President Obama’s continuing push for support for his health care plan featured; scenes shown of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaking to an insurance group. [In Missouri, OBAMA – says Harry Truman was pushing health care reform.]
(New York: Robert Bazell) Studies suggesting that osteoporosis drugs, including Fosamax, Actonel and Boniva, may increase the rate of hip fracture reviewed; X-rays shown. [Hospital for Special Surgery Dr. Joseph LANE- says it’s a brittle bone disease.] [New York Presbyterian/Columbia Dr. Ethel SIRIS- says the data is preliminary.]
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) US anger over Israel’s decision to announce an expansion of Jewish settlements in Arab East Jerusalem during a visit from Vice President Joe Biden featured; scenes shown of the dinner with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to which the Bidens arrived late and of Biden embracing Palestinian leaders; details given of Israel’s criticism that President Obama has not visited. [BIDEN – states Israel’s decision undermines trust.] [State Department spokesman P.J. CROWLEY†- comments on Israel’s timing of the announcement.] [Former US Ambassador to Israel Martin INDYK†- notes it probably looks to Biden like a humiliation.] Biden’s progress on Iran noted.
(Elgin, Illinois: John Yang) The impact on schools of state and local budget cuts examined; scenes shown from Elgin High School in Illinois; 2010 Illinois budget projections and total deficits nationwide cited; map shown of financially stressed states. [Elgin teacher Debbie PERRYMAN- comments on cuts to arts and athletics.] [Illinois Governor Pat QUINN- says he’s made painful choices.] [School superintendent Jose TORRES- says we’re mortgaging the future of our students.] [Civic Federation president Laurence MSALL- says the state of Illinois meets the definition of bankruptcy.]
(Coronado, California: Chris Jansing) The tough training of Navy SEALs featured; scenes shown of SEALs in icy water in Kodiak, Alaska and doing other grueling exercises, a training camp in Illinois, and hell week in Coronado, California; details given of the role of civilian trainers to reduce the dropout rate, the Navy’s study of mental toughness and recruitment efforts. [SEAL Robert BOWES- says we push the envelope.] [SEAL David GOGGINS- says they took me through everything mentally and physically you can endure.]