This program is 28 minutes long
(White House: Jake Tapper) The phone call from President Obama to former Agriculture official Shirley Sherrod, who lost her job for talking about something that happened 24 years ago, featured; details given about what she said in her NAACP speech & of the president's efforts to reach her. [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS- says he expressed apologies.] [On "Good Morning America," SHERROD - says she has worked against racism all of her life.] [On "the View," SHERROD - describes the position offered her by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that would deal with discrimination in the agency.]
(Studio: George Stephanopoulos) Excerpt from the ABC interview with Obama about the Sherrod matter introduced. [With Elizabeth Leamy, OBAMA - says Vilsack jumped the gun, so we have to take our time.]
(Studio: George Stephanopoulos) Report introduced.
(New York: Dan Harris) The questions raised by the Sherrod about America's warp-speed political culture examined. [VILSACK, Fox's Bill O'REILLY - apologize.] [Media Matters for America Eric BOEHLERT- criticizes the right-wing mob.] [On phone, biggovernment.com Andrew BREITHART- says he is being made the bad guy.] [Digital media consultant Peter DAOU- says maybe people in responsibility will take time to get it right.] ["National Review" editor Rich LOWRY- says the pace of things won't change.]
(Studio: George Stephanopoulos) Obama's interview tomorrow on "Good Morning America" noted.
(New Orleans: Matt Gutman) The impact of an impending storm on all operations at the oil rig site featured; scenes, diagrams & weather maps shown; details given about the BP hurricane hotline & plans to keep the cap sealed even if the ships leave. [Weather Underground meteorologist Jeff MASTERS- says oil could be driven into the shoreline.] [Governor Bobby JINDAL - worries the storm could redeposit the oil farther inland.]
(Studio: George Stephanopoulos) The announcement that the Obama family will take a weekend vacation to the coast of Florida reported.
(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The homegrown terrorism charges against Zachary Chester, who wanted to join the militant Al Shabaab, examined; photos shown; details given about the trend of a spike in homegrown terror with some examples cited. [Former neighbor Yvette DEALE- reacts to the news.] [Former counterterrorism official Richard CLARKE- talks about the radical Islamists & how the ideology of radical Islam is reaching the disaffected in the US.]
(Studio: Richard Besser) An undercover sting operation targeting mail genetic DNA tests that found the test results are misleading examined; details given about the sting test results & concerns about the company marketing. [GAO managing director Gregory KUTZ- talks about the results.] [At hearings, Pathway Genomics CSO David BECKER, 23andMe, Inc. Ashley GOULD- testify.] What the FDA is doing about these tests & what consumers should do about personal genetic testing discussed.
(San Francisco: Bill Weir) How the social network explosion is revolutionizing politics examined; examples of social media political Websites cited. [Politics & technology advisor Andrew RASIEJ- talks about the citizens preceding the politicians.] [One Million Voices Against FARC Oscar MORALES- speaks about gathering support.] [Craigslist founder Craig NEWMARK - outlines his aim of getting the word out to connect people.]
(Studio: George Stephanopoulos) ABC News new iPad app shown.
(Capitol Hill: Jonathan Karl) The mystery over a long-parked car in Washington, DC, that may belong to former Representative Melissa Hart, who was defeated four years ago, examined; scenes shown of the abandoned car in a prime parking space.