This program is 28 minutes long
(White House: Chip Reid) President Obama’s decision to delay his overseas trip to offer support to Democrats on the health care bill featured. [Speaker of the House Nancy PELOSI – says it would not be possible without Obama’s leadership.] Why Democrats are bullish about the vote count discussed.
(New York: Michelle Miller) The settlement offer for first responders who got sick working at Ground Zero in New York City after 9/11 examined; details given about the toxic air. [Retired police officer Frank MAISANO- says the settlement may help his family.] [First responder Mike McCORMACK- says the settlement is deplorable.]
(Studio: Elaine Quijano) The warning about the danger of suffocation from baby slings featured; 911 call from Lisa Cochran played; diagram shown of how the infant’s airway is constricted. [COCHRAN - describes what happened to her baby Derrik.] [“Consumer Reports” Don MAYS- demonstrates problems with the slings.] [Consumer Product Safety Commission Patty DAVIS- says if we determine it’s dangerous we will recall it.]
(New York: Jim Axelrod) The problems from potholes featured; scenes shown of road crews in New York City; statistics on the increase in potholes fixed for several cities cited; diagram shown of how potholes form from the freezing and thawing of the road. [2 DRIVERS – comment.] [The Road Information Program Carolyn BONIFAS- notes the need for repairs outpaces the funding available.] [Washington, DC Department of Transportation John LISLE- comments on responding to Twitter reports of potholes.]
(Montgomery, Alabama: Mark Strassmann) The decreasing chances for adoption as children get older featured; scenes shown of kids from Brantwood Children’s Home in Montgomery, Alabama, where there have been no adoptions in 4 years; statistics cited. [11-year-old “WILL” – wonders about being adopted.] [Brantwood executive director Kim HERBERT- says it’s been too long and hope is gone.] [Child Welfare League of America Linda SPEARS- says people have this notion they should have a baby.] [13-year-old “JACK” – says he’s praying for a home.]
(Los Angeles: Ben Tracy) The toll of Daylight Saving Time on the human body featured; details given about the increase in heart attacks after the change and negative returns by sleep-deprived Wall Street traders; YouTube videos shown. [Several PEOPLE – react to changing the clocks.] [University of California at San Diego Sonia ANCOLI-ISRAEL- says it takes 2-3 days to adjust to the hour lost.]
(New York: Richard Schlesinger) The renewed popularity of actress Betty White featured; scenes shown of her television appearances through the years and her Super Bowl ad; details given about the Facebook campaign to get her to host “Saturday Night Live.” [Via Skype, Facebook campaign originator David MATTHEWS; on the street, WOMAN, MAN - comment.] [Entertainment writer Greg EVANS- says White is surprised by the Facebook attention.] Actor Abe Vigoda mentioned.