This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Wyatt Andrews) The first phase of changes to the health care system featured; details given about the new benefits. [Cancer patients Patricia REILLING, Anna RENAULT- comment on their insurance issues.] [HHS Secretary Kathleen SEBELIUS – says today is the day the worst abuses of insurance companies come to an end.] [Wednesday, President OBAMA – says preventive care will now be offered.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) The impact of health care reform on the battle for control of Congress reviewed.
(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) The Republicans' "Pledge to America" examined; details given about the top priorities; footage shown of the 1994 unveiling of Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich's "Contract with America"; scenes shown of Representative John Boehner being presented with a teapot by Tea Party members. [At a Virginia hardware store, BOEHNER - says we’re here to put forth a new governing agenda.] [Representative Debbie Wasserman SCHULTZ- says it’s an election year gimmick filled with hyperbole and failed ideas.]
(Studio: Katie Couric; Washington: John Dickerson) Whether this platform will help or hurt the Republicans in the midterm elections discussed.
(Studio: Jon LaPook) The whooping cough outbreak among babies in California examined; details given about the need for adults to have booster shots. [California Department of Public Health Dr. Gil CHAVEZ- notes the role of being exposed to whooping cough in family members.] [Victim’s mother Mariah BIANCHI- talks about the death of her infant son Dylan.] [The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Dr. Paul OFFIT- says the infants who died depended on those around them to be vaccinated.]
(Washington: Bob Orr) The tough job facing Pistole featured; scenes shown of devices created to test screeners. [PISTOLE – comments on the Christmas Day plot by underwear bomber Umar Abdulmutallab; says he wants to be sure we’re not using old information; states there is still enough threat to justify passengers leaving liquids behind.]
(New York: Michelle Miller) The documentary “Waiting for Superman” that offers an unflattering look at the state of education in America reviewed; excerpts shown. [Director Davis GUGGENHEIM- says it’s a wakeup call.] [Harlem Children’s Zone, Inc. Geoffrey CANADA- says we could fix it.] [P.S. 161 Pedro Albizu Campus principal Barbara FREEMAN- defends public schools.]