This program is 28 minutes long
(New York: Anthony Mason) Signs of a turnaround in the housing market examined; Fannie Mae survey on whether it’s a good time to buy a house cited; details given about the difficulty in getting a loan. [Senior policy advisor to Los Angeles City Council president Sarah DUSSEALT- cites the fine for banks that do not maintain foreclosed houses.] [RealtyTrac’s Rick SHARGA- comments on the unprecedented amount of repossessions.] [MKM Partners chief economist Michael DARDA- notes the easing in lending standards.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) A pending bill that will create credit for small businesses mentioned.
(Studio: Jeff Greenfield) The turmoil within the Republican Party following victories by Tea Party candidates examined; details given of Republican strategist Karl Rove’s remarks about Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell; scenes shown of Tea Party demonstrations; photos shown of possible Republican presidential candidates in 2012. [Former Alaska Governor Sarah PALIN – tells establishment opponents to buck up or stay in the truck.] [TalkingPointsMemo.com Josh MARSHALL- says 5-10 percent of the political nation is on fire on the right.] [Republican strategist Mark McKINNON- says all the aspirants for 2012 in the GOP are going to have to kiss the rings of the Tea Party.] Whether moderate Republicans are an endangered species discussed.
(Studio: Jon LaPook) The FDA’s assessments of the weight loss drugs Lorcaserin and Meridia featured. [NY-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Dr. Louis ARONNE- says we need more medical options.] The problems with diet drugs discussed.
(Glasgow, Scotland: Mark Phillips) The papal visit reviewed; scenes shown of him speaking about the child abuse scandal while on a plane, crowds of worshipers, protestors, a performance by singer Susan Boyle. [POPE - speaks about Nazi Germany.] [Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests Therese ALBRECHT- says she was raped and there are children at risk today.]
(Hartford: Katie Couric) The Senate race in Connecticut between state attorney general Blumenthal and World Wrestling Entertainment figure Linda McMahon featured; scenes shown of the campaigning; statistics on unaffiliated voters and campaign spending by the candidates cited; details given of the controversy over Blumenthal’s claims about his military service. [Residents Jim MIDOLO, John FINKLE, Shirley FISHBACH, Alex TORELLO- express views.] [BLUMENTHAL – comments on accepting money from special interest groups; says he inaccurately described his military record.] [McMAHON – defends her spending; admits her husband Vince McMahon is “colorful.”]
(New York: Michelle Miller) The trend toward plus size fashions featured; scenes shown from the catwalk in New York City; statistics on plus size women in America and projected clothing sales cited; excerpts from “Man Men” and “Phat Girlz” shown. [OneStopPlus.com president Stephanie SOBEL- says it’s about time to see a runway show that reflects the diversity of size that is America.] [Model Lizzie MILLER- notes she became okay with herself.] [On the street, WOMAN, MAN – comment.] [WSL Strategic Retail CEO Wendy LIEBMANN- comments on increased sales.] [JCPenney manager Joey JOHNSON- says we’re giving them that fashion item they’ve been asking for.]