This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Jake Tapper) The commission's plans to deal with the runaway national debt crisis examined; details given of the recommendations for Social Security, taxes, gasoline taxes, tax deductions, Medicare and cutting the government workforce. [Comission co-chairs Erskine BOWLES, Alan SIMPSON - comment on the debt problem.] [Senators Kent CONRAD, Judd GREGG, WOMAN, Representative Paul RYAN - offer views on the proposals.] What may happen in the Friday vote on it discussed.
(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.
(Studio: David Muir) A Fact Check on the deficit presented; details given about whether Social Security, Medicare and defense spending can be cut to bring down the deficit. [Former Bush adviser Gregory MANQUE, former Clinton adviser Jeff FRANKEL - comment on the problems of Social Security, Medicare and defense spending.]
(Buford, Georgia: Steve Osunsami) A rough day in the East reviewed; scenes shown from outside Atlanta, tornadoes in the South, snow in the East, rain in Pennsylvania. [Georgia MAN, Tammy O'CONNOR, COUPLE, New York plane PASSENGER - recount what happened.] [AccuWeather.com meteorologist Bernie RAYNO- talks about a cold December.]
(Studio: Sharyn Alfonsi) The debate over what to do about childhood obesity in the schools examined; details given about nutritional guidelines, how some schools are banning sweets for birthdays and about Congressional legislation on cupcake laws. [Boston Children's Hospital Dr. David LUDWIG- talks about this heavy generation.] [Health and wellness advocate Meme ROTH, Hill Crest Elementary School principal Tom NEUENFELDT, former Alaska Governor Sarah PALIN - talk about food in the schools.]
(Studio: Dan Harris) The story of a young man from Iraq who came to the US where things did not work out presented; scenes shown from 2006 of shooting in Iraq during the interview, small Thomas College in Maine where he was given a scholarship, a home for troubled teens in Maine, living on his own in Boston and returning to Iraq; details given about the reporter's involvement with the young refugee. ["DAN" - recounts seeing a friend die; reacts to making it to Maine, leaving the school, having problems adjusting to the US.] What the reporter learned about his involvement with "Dan" and what he is doing back in Iraq discussed.
(Hollywood: David Wright) Masini's Tv career reviewed; TV show clips and photos of him shown. ["Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" host Robin LEACH- remembers Masini as the father of syndication.]