This program is 29 minutes long
(Los Angeles: Lee Cowan) Signs of a slowdown in the economy examined; details given about the failure of Congress to extend unemployment benefits. [CNBC’s Steve LIESMAN- says these numbers raise the specter of a double dip recession.] [Unemployed Michael WHITE- says there are still no jobs.] [Construction company owner Bill VAUGHN- says he’s contemplating closing his company.] Struggles for local governments noted.
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The case against the Russians accused of being spies reviewed; courtroom sketches shown; details given about revelations from Anna Chapman’s ex-husband and the roles of Cynthia and Richard Murphy. [NBC correspondent Tom ASPELL – comments on the manhunt for paymaster Christopher Metsos, who jumped bail in Cyprus.] [Former CIA director James WOOLSEY- talks about the KGB.]
(Venice, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) BP’s response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico updated; details given about the delay due to the weather; scenes shown of the super skimmer A Whale that separates oil and water. [From YouTube, BP CEO Bob DUDLEY- says the cleanup effort has not been perfect.] [A Whale chief officer Mohan BHIST- comments on the ship.]
(Phoenix: Kristen Welker) Opposition to “anchor babies” born in the US to parents who are illegal immigrants featured; details given about Arizona state senator Russell Pearce’s push for a law to require children to have one documented parent in order to be given citizenship. [Lawyer Dan BARR- cites the Constitution.] [PEARCE – says we provide the greatest inducement to break our laws.] [Olympic gold medalist Henry CEJUDO- says he bleeds red, white and blue.]
(New York: Robert Bazell) The role of genetics in living into your 100s examined; details given about genetic changes that can predict whether a person might be a centenarian. [Researcher Dr. Thomas PERLS- notes the possibility of drugs that can do what some folks do naturally.]
(Philadelphia: Tom Costello) The push for safety on trains featured; scenes shown of new TSA director John Pistole being sworn in at Penn Station; details given about the See Something Say Something program that was borrowed from the New York City police department. [Homeland Security Secretary Janet NAPOLITANO – says the focus is on suspicious actions or behaviors.] [NYPD commissioner Ray KELLY- says it’s been the source of a lot of information.] [PISTOLE – comments on the threat from the underwear bomber.]
(Gulf Shores, Alabama: Mark Potter) The concern of Gulf coast residents about the threat to wildlife from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico featured; details given about the efforts of the Share the Beach volunteer group started by Gulf Shores, Alabama realtor Mike Reynolds to save baby sea turtles and Ft. Walton Beach, Florida artist Marlin Miller’s wood sculptures honoring wildlife; Miller’s sculptures shown. [REYNOLDS – says oil and sea turtles don’t mix.] [MILLER, wife Rene MILLER– react to the oil spill.]