This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: Chip Reid) The meeting of President Obama with Republican leaders featured; White House photos shown; details given about the issues of extending tax cuts, the START treaty with Russia and the prospects for compromise. [OBAMA - says the people did not vote for gridlock.] [Representative John BOEHNER - comments on taxes and looking for common ground.] [Representative Eric CANTOR- says Obama admitted he did not reach out to us.] [CBS News analyst John DICKERSON - says no one seems ready to give something up.] The likelihood of an extension of unemployment benefits discussed.
(Washington: Nancy Cordes) The Senate passage of an overhaul of food safety issues giving the FDA more power examined; details given about foodborne illnesses, the new FDA rules for food inspections and about funding. [E.coli victim Haley BERNSTEIN - talks about her health problems.] [Food and Consumer Product Safety director Erik OLSON- comments on a company's refusal to recall food.] [Senator Tom COBURN- comments.]
(Pentagon: David Martin) The release of the Pentagon report on the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy for gays and the repeal of it featured; study statistics cited; details given about the views of the heads of the four services. [Secretary of Defense Robert GATES - comments on survey findings, the discomfort among combat units and the leaders' concerns; predicts the courts could overturn policies if legislation does not.]
(London: Elizabeth Palmer) The passionate debate over Assange examined; details given about his background, his founding of WikiLeaks and the criminal charges. [In response to reporter's question, ASSANGE - comments on the attention.] [Frontline Club founder Vaughan SMITH- characterizes Assange's opposition to secrets.]
(Chicago: Byron Pitts) A visit to Chicago Talent Development Charter High School, which is fighting the dropout trends, presented; scenes shown from the school in a tough neighborhood; details given about how the Diplomas Now and Near Peers programs work. [Johns Hopkins researcher Robert BALFANZ††- talks about living in a high-poverty environment.] [Near Peers tutor Jason DONES%, student Darvell SMITH%- comment on the mentor program.]
(Englewood Cliffs: Jennifer Ashton) New government recommendations from the Inst. of Vitamin D reviewed and the difficulty of getting the daily allowance discussed.
(Atlanta: Mark Strassmann) The story of the inspiration for one family's gourmet cookie business called SusanSnaps presented; scenes shown from Atlanta of the family bringing ginger snaps to hospital patients; details given about the cancer in the Stachler family. [Businesswomen Laura and Susan STACHLER- recall the cancer problem that led to the cookie business.] [St. Joseph's Hopsital patient Dave FRONK- comments.]