This program is 29 minutes long
(Venice, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) Concerns about the tests on the new cap reviewed; details given of concern about the earlier top kill procedure and the disagreement between the government and BP. [National incident commander Adm. Thad ALLEN – says we have never been sure of the condition of the wellbore and casing pipe.] [BP COO Doug SUTTLES- says we have multiple experts.] [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS – explains the government’s concern.] [Senator Bill NELSON – comments on BP’s failure to respond about a breach in the well.] [University of Houston Don VAN NIEUWENHUISE- explains how the procedure could make the disaster worse.]
(Washington: Jamie Gangel) Cheney’s history of coronary disease examined; his statement quoted; diagram shown of the mechanical pump he will have implanted.
(Studio: Brian Williams; Washington: Robert Bazell) The seriousness of this procedure discussed.
(Washington: Robert Bazell) An FDA panel’s decision to leave the diabetes drug Avandia on the market with restrictions due to the risk of heart problems examined; scenes shown from the hearings; GlaxoSmithKline statement quoted. [Cleveland Clinic Dr. Steven NISSEN- says there is little evidence of any unique benefits.] [Diabetes patient Jeff TENPENNY- recalls his heart attack.]
(Kandahar: Jim Maceda) The deadly day for US troops in Afghanistan reviewed; details given about the Taliban attack in Kandahar on a compound housing US troops and Afghan police; photos/scenes shown.
(South Elgin, Illinois: Kevin Tibbles) The impact of parents’ texting habits on their children examined; tips outlined. [Parents Lyra and Ryan REPPLINGER- comment.] [Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sherry TURKLE- says children are very sensitive about this subject.] [12-year-old Scott REPPLINGER- says it’s annoying.] [University of Chicago Dana SUSKIND- notes the possible impact on language development for babies.]
(Chicago: John Yang) Chef Michel Nischan's Wholesome Wave foundation that raises money to make farmers markets more affordable for people on food stamps featured; map shown of states participating in the program; scenes shown from 61st Street Farmers Market in Chicago. [NISCHAN – notes there are people in underserved communities who don’t have the luxury of affordability; explains how customers can double their money by buying fresh fruits and vegetables.] [Customer Shafty MOWAMBO- recounts what she bought.]