This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Anthony Mason) Concern that the economic recovery is stalling examined; statistics on output and jobs regained cited; scenes shown of President Obama checking out a GM car in Detroit; profits for Ford cited. [Economic Cycle Research Institute Lakshman ACHUTHAN- notes the disconnect between output and jobs.] [Blinds.com CEO Jay STEINFELD- says business is really good.] [OBAMA – says we are coming back.] [Ford CEO Alan MULALLY- says people are starting to feel we’re on the road to recovery.] Facebook question on the role of the media discussed.
(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.
(Hamtramck, Michigan: Jim Axelrod) The recognition in Hamtramck, Michigan that its economy cannot rely solely on the auto industry featured; details given about the boost from Chevrolet’s decision to manufacture the Volt there and the blow from the downsizing of American Axle and Manufacturing. [Srodek's sausage shop Rachel SRODEK- comments on buying a house.] [UAW Local 22 president George McGREGOR- says we’re on a rise.] [Mayor Karen MAJEWSKI- comments on the nature of the auto industry.]
(Grand Isle, Louisiana: Don Teague) The reaction to BP’s scaled-back cleanup efforts featured; underwater video shown; details given of the announcement that former FEMA director James Lee Witt will handle long-term recovery plans. [BP managing director Robert DUDLEY- says no pullback on commitment.] [FISHERMAN – reacts.] [Plaquemines Parish president William NUNGESSER- says oil will continue to come ashore.] [WITT – says our hope is we can do it as fast and as good as we can.] [Grand Isle, Louisiana resident Al CASON- comments on being back in business.] NOAA’s analysis of the beaches in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida noted.
(Palmdale, California: Ben Tracy) The impact of the Palmdale fire reviewed; scenes shown of charred land, melted metal, flames, helicopters and a plane dropping water and retardant.
(San Clemente, California: Terry McCarthy) The waiting and worrying by the wives of deployed troops featured; photos shown of Marine Sgt. Kenneth May and Cpl. Jeffrey Johnson, who were killed in Garmsir. [May’s widow Krystal MAY- talks about losing her husband.] [Wife of Sgt. Jim Morse Nicole MORSE- expresses anxiety.] [In video from Afghanistan, Sgt. Jim MORSE- agrees deployment is harder on the spouse than on the Marine.]
(Avondale, Pennsylvania: Seth Doane) Chenoa Manor, a farm in Pennsylvania where students from The School at Church Farm boarding school care for animals that were unwanted or neglected, featured. [Veterinarian Rob TETI- states the animals and some of the teens have parallel stories.] [Student Josh RICE, his MOM – comment.]