This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The national security controversy over the release of raw intelligence about the war in Afghanistan by WikiLeaks examined; details given about the WikiLeaks website and its founder Julian Assange and the debate over journalists using WikiLeaks as a source. [President OBAMA – downplays the documents.] [From Baghdad, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Adm. Mike MULLEN – condemns the leak.] [From London, ASSANGE – responds to claims that American lives have been put at risk.] ["New York Times" executive director Bill KELLER- says you don’t get to choose your sources.] [DePauw University Prindle Institute for Ethics Bob STEELE- says it challenges the public to make sense of the process at play.] The impact on US fighting forces discussed.
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The confirmation hearings on the nomination of Marine Gen. James Mattis to replace Gen. David Petraeus as Central Command commander reviewed; scenes shown. [MATTIS – reacts to the leak of classified documents by WikiLeaks.] [Senator John McCAIN – says Mattis engages in straight talk.] [In 2005, MATTIS – says it’s a hell of a hoot to shoot the Taliban.] [Secretary of Defense Robert GATES – states the lesson was learned.]
(Venice, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) The oil spill operations updated; scenes shown of Bob Dudley, the new man in charge, and of oil onshore. [DUDLEY – says we want to be a good corporate citizen and restore our reputation.] [Coast Guard Tracy GIRARD- comments on the cleanup effort.] [NBC’s Janet SHAMLIAN – talks about the oil and gas spewing into Barataria Bay, Louisiana after a tugboat hit a wellhead.] [Charter boat captain Mike FRENETTE- notes the oil will be here for quite some time.]
(Bell, California: George Lewis) The outrage in Bell, California, over the high salaries for city officials featured; scenes shown of the angry crowd at a city council meeting; details given about the salary and retirement package for city manager Robert Rizzo, who laid off city workers. [Mayor Oscar HERNANDEZ- calls for respect.] [Community activist Christina GARCIA, laid-off city worker Miguel SANCHEZ- complain.] [California Foundation for Financial Responsibility Marcia FRITZ- says our pension systems are doing nothing to change it.]
(New York: Mike Taibbi) The epidemic of bedbugs featured; scenes shown of New York exterminator Al Bernard using steam heat and a chemical pesticide, infested sites, including a Victoria’s Secret store, a dog trained to sniff out the insects; statistics cited; details given about the difficulty in getting rid of them. [BERNARD – says he exterminated former President Bill Clinton’s office.] [BedBug Central entomologist Jeff WHITE†- cites the increase in bedbugs in Alaska and the cost to treat an infestation.] [Brooklyn, New York resident Ms. CONDI‡- says you’ll never find them.] [Pest Away Exterminators Jeff EISENBERG†- says in a year anything can happen.]
(Pensacola, Florida: Mark Potter) The efforts of Gulf Coast wildlife officials to save the sea turtles from the oil spill featured; scenes shown of workers removing eggs from the sand in Pensacola to be transported to the Florida Atlantic coast. [Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Robbin TRINDELL, Sea Turtle Conservancy David GODFREY- comment on their work.] [Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Kipp FROHLICH, Sea Turtle Conservancy John AIRMAN- comment on the fragility of the eggs.]