This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Jon LaPook) A study finding that CT scans can reduce deaths from lung cancer in heavy smokers featured; details given of concern about false positives and radiation. [Study participant Steffani TORRIGHELLI- comments.] [National Cancer Institute Dr. Douglas LOWY, NYU Langone Medical Center Dr. Harvey PASS- comment on the life-saving capability.] The implications for smokers and the cost of the test discussed.
(Studio: Armen Keteyian) The investigation into the cargo plane terror plot reviewed; details given about the search for the bomb at England’s East Midlands Airport and the view that Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is behind the plot; scenes shown of the printer cartridge containing PETN. [Representative Ed MARKEY- says Al Qaeda is obsessed with attacking us through the aviation sector.]
(Beijing: Celia Hatton) The scare on a Qantas flight when the engine blew out and pieces of metal tore a hole in the wing reviewed; scenes shown of the damage; details given of the airworthiness directive from the European Aviation Safety Agency; footage shown of the 1989 Sioux City crash, which was another example of uncontained engine failure. [Passengers Meg GRAHAM, MAN - describe what happened.] [Voice of pilot Capt. Richard DE CRESPIGNY- tells passengers they are safe.] [Former NTSB managing director Peter GOELZ- says parts of the engine are spinning at enormous speed.]
(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) The new agenda for President Obama and Congressional leaders following the midterm elections featured; details given about Obama’s conciliatory offer and Representative Eric Cantor’s call for more investigations into the administration. [OBAMA – says he wants to talk about how to move the American people’s agenda forward.] [Senator Mitch McCONNELL – says the administration will have to begin to move in our direction; calls for repealing the health care bill.] [Representative Darrell ISSA- says we have to look at growth and waste in government.]
(New York: Jim Axelrod) Bedbug-related lawsuits against businesses featured; details given about the case against the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City. [Victim’s mother Susanne IGNERI- reacts to her daughter getting bitten and her house becoming infested.] [Igneri family attorney Donald KILEY- comments on the case.] [iMoveGREEN president/CEO Jeffrey SITT- comments on his company’s efforts to prevent the spread of the bugs.]
(Philadelphia: Katie Couric) Philadelphia philanthropist Gene Epstein’s Hire Just One campaign in which he donates a thousand dollars to charity for the first 250 small businesses that hire one employee featured. [Newly hired Leo DEOLIVEIRA- comments.] [EPSTEIN – cites the new employees that can be brought to payrolls; recalls his first job; says he’s never found a downside risk of working hard.] [Business owner Phil CHANT- comments on hiring due to Epstein’s program.]