This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Jan Crawford) Stevens’s impact on the law reviewed; details given about his votes on key decisions; his opinion on the 2000 Bush vs. Gore decision quoted; possible replacement candidates listed. [President OBAMA - praises Stevens.] [3 years ago, STEVENS - comments.] Potential nominees Merrick Garland and Elena Kagan discussed.
(Studio: Katie Couric; Washington: Bob Schieffer) The likelihood Obama will nominate someone quickly and will seek to avoid a long confirmation process discussed.
(Studio: Katie Couric) Sunday’s lineup for “Face the Nation” noted.
(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) Representative Bart Stupak’s announcement that he will not seek re-election featured; details given about the backlash over his stance on abortion during the healthcare debate and the turnover of Democratic Congressmen. [STUPAK – announces his retirement.] [American Enterprise Institute Norman ORNSTEIN- says this has to be a headache for Democrats in Congress.]
(Los Angeles: Ben Tracy) A letter from Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, about the priest sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church featured; details given about the cardinal’s rejection of the request to remove pedophile Stephen Kiesle of California from the priesthood; court documents accusing Kiesle of abuse quoted. [“National Catholic Reporter” Michael WINTERS- says the Vatican doesn’t appear to realize how damaging this is.] [Attorney Irwin ZALKIN- says let’s close the book on this.]
(Montcoal, West Virginia: Jim Axelrod) The fading hope for rescuing the miners missing in the Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia due to dangerous conditions inside the mine featured; scenes shown from the funeral for Benny Willingham; details given with virtual view about the setbacks in the rescue efforts. [Willingham’s friend Gene GOMEZ- comments.] [Mine Safety and Health Administration Kevin STRICKLIN, Governor Joe MANCHIN- comment on the rescue operations.]
(New Orleans: Dean Reynolds) Palin’s war of words with President Obama over foreign policy featured; details given of the speculation over Palin’s political future. [In New Orleans, PALIN - speaks about the "Obama doctrine," which is coddling enemies; criticizes Obama’s nuclear experience; says we’re the party of “hell no.”] [OBAMA - reacts to Palin.] [2 WOMEN – support Palin.]
(London: Richard Roth) The controversy over the decision of Tennessee mother Torry Hansen to send her 7-year-old adoptive son, Artyem Saveliev, back to Russia alone featured; Hansen’s letter quoted.
(Augusta, Georgia: Armen Keteyian) The impressive performance of Tiger Woods after being away from golf for 5 months featured; scenes shown from the golf course; details given about the TV ratings. [CBS Sports golf analyst Ian BAKER-FINCH- says it looked like he hadn’t been away.] [WOODS – says it feels good to be back in contention.] [Golf.com deputy editor David DUSEK- says it’s a worldwide phenomenon.] [Champion golfer Gary PLAYER – comments on Fred Couples and Tom Watson being in the tournament.]