This program is 29 minutes long
(Capitol: Kelly O’Donnell) President Obama’s postponement of his overseas trip to help Democrats in the fight for the health care bill featured; details given about Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s plan to pass the bill as is and the demand from the House that the Senate back them up in writing. [PELOSI – says she’s delighted the president will be here.] [Representative Anthony WEINER- notes House members are skeptical about the Senate.] [Representatives Eric CANTOR, Steny HOYER- comment.] The disagreements over abortion and taxes noted.
(Washington: Diana Olick) The government’s push for banks to sign on to the short sales program, in which the borrower is allowed to sell a house for less than the mortgage value, to stem foreclosures featured. [Homeowner Akina VEDDER- says it might save her credit.] [Realtor Dan ROCHON- says they have to call the banks to get these through the process.] [Housing industry consultant Howard GLASER- says they want to keep foreclosures down and prices stable.]
(Washington: Tom Costello) A close call involving a commercial airliner and a flock of geese reviewed; diagram shown of Continental Flight 99 encountering the birds over Newark, New Jersey and dumping jet fuel; map shown; footage shown from last year’s Miracle on the Hudson landing; the increase in bird strike reports cited; radio transmission from Frontier Flight 820 out of Kansas City last November played. [Retired pilot Tom CASEY- explains why the plane must land light.] [USDA bird strike consultant Richard DOLBEER- says the threat is growing.]
(Mexico City: Jose Diaz-Balart) The drug violence in Juarez featured; scenes shown of shooting in the streets, a funeral home that was stormed by gunmen, a home where teenagers were killed at a birthday party; photo shown of teen victims Marcos and Jose Luis Davila; statistics cited; details given about the exodus from the city and questions about President Felipe Calderon’s war against the cartels. [Former Mexican Foreign Minister Jorge CASTANEDA- says there is more violence than ever before in Ciudad Juarez.] [Woodrow Wilson Center, Mexico Institute Andrew SELEE- states it’s a circular trade with Americans buying the drugs and dollars going back to Mexico to fuel the violence.]
(Whistler, British Columbia: Peter Alexander) Veteran Heath Calhoun, who lost his legs in Iraq and will ski in the Paralympics, profiled; scenes shown from the slopes; photos shown. [CALHOUN – reacts to representing Team USA; recalls being injured; talks about his family’s sacrifices for his training.] [Wife Tiffany CALHOUN- recalls Heath’s reaction to the mono ski.] [Calhoun KIDS – comment.]
(Sarasota, Florida: Mark Potter) The new life for 3-year-old Wadson Delva, a Haitian orphan who was adopted by Charlie and Laura Chapin of Sarasota, Florida, featured; scenes shown of the family. [CHAPINS – talk about Wadson.]