This program is 28 minutes long
(London: Jim Sciutto) The world manhunt for mysterious WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for sex charges in Sweden featured; details given about possible Justice Department prosecution of Assange under the espionage act for his release of government documents. [Assange lawyer Jennifer ROBINSON- denies the allegations.] [Former CIA counsel Jeffrey SMITH- outlines two ways he could be prosecuted.]
(Washington: Jonathan Karl) A Fact Check on the impact of tax breaks for the wealthy examined; details given about the figures on taxes for the rich, small business owners and on jobs, what extending tax cuts would mean for the deficit. [Senator Charles SCHUMER, Representative Wally HERGER, Marlin Steel Wire Products owner Drew GREENBLATT, McCutcheon Apple Products owner Bob McCUTCHEON- talk taxes and business.] The negotiations on a compromise tax bill noted.
(Studio: Linsey Davis) The FTC's call for restrictions on companies monitoring consumers on the Internet featured; details given about the information being collected to get access to one's buying and political interests. [FTC bureau of commerce protection director David VLADECK- says consumers should have choices.] [Electronic Privacy Information Center Mark ROTENBERG- comments on the difficulties in preventing tracking.] [Interactive Advertising Bureau Mike ZANEIS- defends Internet tracking.]
(Israel: Simon McGregor-Wood) A forest fire in Israel featured; scenes shown from the Carmel Mountains and of a burned-out prison bus.
(New York: John Berman) An announcement by NASA of life in space with the discovery of a new bacteria that can live without phosphorus and thrives on poisonous arsenic and the new view of how many stars may be out there examined; star diagrams shown. [NASA research fellow Felisa WOLFE-SIMON- comments on the research.]
(Studio: Richard Besser) The medical debate over lap-band surgery to control obesity examined; surgery diagram shown; details given of proposals to change weight eligibility for the procedure and of the side effects of the surgery. [Lap-band patient Rita PAZERECKIS- recounts the diets she tried.] [Northern Westchester Hospital Dr. Mitchell ROSLIN- comments on the surgery.] A perspective on this obesity surgery discussed.
(Atlanta: Dan Harris) Scientific research on the "moral sense' exhibited by chimpanzees and capuchin monkeys featured; photos shown. [Yerkes Primate Research Center Frans de WAAL- talks about the animals' actions and what it means for religion and morality in human society.]
(San Francisco: David Wright) The story of California cross country runner Holland Reynolds, who finished a three-mile race crawling to the finish line, presented; scenes shown from the race where she fell and then crawling before being lifted up. [REYNOLDS - recounts what happened to her and her determination to finish for her team.] [Coach Jim TRACY - describes what happened.]