This program is 29 minutes long
(Seoul: Chip Reid) The preliminary report from the bipartisan commission on the debt examined; scenes shown of President Obama in South Korea; details given about suggestions: cuts in federal workers, farm subsidies, Social Security, taxes and mortgage tax deductions. [Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president Maya MacGUINEAS- comments on the plan.] The areas of opposition noted: anti-tax groups, organized labor, Social Security defenders and liberal Democrats. [Representative Jan SCKAHOWSKY- states her opposition.] The controversy over the commission plan discussed.
(Washington: Sharyl Attkisson) The issue of salaries for federal workers examined; pay statistics cited. [Representative John BOEHNER - calls for a freeze on hiring of and pay for federal workers.] [Partnership for Public Service president Max STIER, attorney Jessica SCHWARTZ - say many federal employees could make more elsewhere.]
(Washington: Wyatt Andrews) An anti-smoking shock treatment that will feature new graphic cigarette labels examined; sample packs with explanations and of pack images from other countries shown; details given about teen smokers and the legislation behind this concept. [FDA commissioner Dr. Margaret HAMBURG- says the images are powerful and will discourage kids from smoking cigarettes.] [On the street, four PEOPLE - offer views on the package images.] [Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids president Matthew MYERS- predicts a drop in lung cancer and heart disease rates.]
(Pentagon: David Martin) An explanation about the mystery plume/contrail in the sky over California presented; details given about the involvement of several government agencies in the investigation; photos of airliner contrails shown. [Pentagon spokesman Col. Dave LAPAN- says it was a jet plane contrail.] [Contrail Website's Mick WEST - describes the contrail from a specific flight.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) The role of Jan and Garret Hil in establishing a kidney transplant swap "chain" reviewed; details given about Hil's launching of the National Kidney Registry of living donors and about this "chain of life" with examples outlined on screen. [Three years ago, the HILS - talk about kidneys.] [Website creator Garret HIL, kidney donor Max ZAPATA, recipients Laura AMADOR, Kirk LARSON, donor Teresa LARSON, recipients Max GELLMAN, Maria POLI, Mindel FAUSTINO- talk about the kidney swap process.] How well all ten patients are doing noted.
(San Diego: Priya David Clemens) The fate of the crippled Carnival Splendor after the cruise ship lost power off the coast of Mexico featured; scenes of tugboats pulling the ship towards shore and photos from the ship shown; details given about the provision of emergency supplies. [Carnival Cruise Lines president Gerry CAHILL- comments on conditions on the ship for the guests.] [Coast Guard Capt. Thomas FARRIS, voice of passengers David ZAMBRANO, Lorena CHAVEZ, passenger's DAUGHTER - comment.]