This program is 29 minutes long
(Newark: Rehema Ellis) Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement that he is giving 100 million dollars to the Newark, New Jersey, school system featured; details given about the problems with Newark’s schools and about other venture philanthropists investing in education; clips shown from the movie “Social Network” that questions whether Facebook was Zuckerberg’s idea. [New Jersey Democrats for Educational Reform director Kathleen NUGENT- says it’s a great opportunity.] [State assembly speaker Sheila OLIVER- comments on the statutes governing school operations.]
(Washington: Tom Costello) Warnings about concussions in young athletes featured; statistics cited; animation shown of a head injury. [Victim Zackery Lystedt’s mother Mercedes LYSTEDT- comments.] [At Congressional hearing, high school soccer player Alison CONCA-CHENG- describes her symptoms.] [Brain Injury Research Institute Dr. Julian BAILES- says the movement of the brain inside the skull causes the tearing of the fibers.] [Seattle Seahawks team physician Dr. Stanley HERRING- says if there is suspicion of a concussion, stop player practice.]
(Studio: Savannah Guthrie) The Republicans' unveiling of their "Pledge to America" as Obama spoke at the U.N. featured; details given of Obama’s focus on Middle East peace, his push for China to reform its currency, and the top priorities of the Republican agenda; scenes shown of House Republicans at a hardware store in Virginia, AIDS activists protesting at an Obama appearance Wednesday and Obama with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao. [OBAMA – says each of us must choose the path of peace.] [Representatives Kevin McCARTHY, Jeb HENSARLING- present views on the administration.] [Representative John BOEHNER- says we’ve demonstrated that Republicans have heard the American people.] [Representative James CLYBURN- says if this is implemented we will see the infliction of a plague on America.] First Lady Michelle Obama’s appearance at the Clinton Global Initiative to push American businesses to hire military veterans noted.
(Washington: Lisa Myers) Frustration with Ken Feinberg’s administration of the payout of compensation claims from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico featured; BP ads shown; details given about the status of business owners Jeff Hardy and Shelia Newman. [Orange Beach, Alabama Mayor Tony KENNON- says we’re very upset with the performance of Feinberg.] [FEINBERG – says we haven’t processed all the claims as quickly as we could have.] [At town hall meeting, small business owner Rhonda DRUMMOND- says you’ve killed my working class business.] [NEWMAN – says give us what we lost.] [HARDY – complains.]
(Studio: Robert Bazell) A new report on the state of women’s health examined; details given about the areas with the most and least progress. [Institute of Medicine report author Nancy ADLER- notes there are conditions that are game changers and other with little progress.] [NY Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Dr. Ethel SIRIS- talks about osteoporosis in her mother.]
(Winchester, Virginia: Mike Taibbi) GE's shutdown of the last incandescent light bulb factory in the US featured; details given about the 2007 law phasing out production and changing consumer habits; historical photos shown. [Employee Lloyd KIRBY- reacts.] [GE Lighting CEO Michael PETRAS- comments on responding to customers.] [Employees Wayne MADIGAN, Dwayne MADIGAN- comment on lesser paying jobs.]