This program is 28 minutes long
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The report supporting the repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy for gays reviewed; details given about the case of Air Force Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach; study statistics cited. [FEHRENBACH – comments on the support he’s received.] [Secretary of Defense Robert GATES – says this can and should be done without posing a serious risk.] [Former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Colin POWELL – supports the change.] [Air Force Maj. Margaret WITT- reacts.]
(White House: Chuck Todd) President Obama’s meeting with Republican leaders featured; details given about the debate over extending Bush era tax cuts, the START treaty with Russia and the Debt Commission plan; White House photos shown. [OBAMA, Representative John BOEHNER – comment on jobs and partisan differences.] [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS – recounts Obama’s position on tax cuts.] [Senator Mitch McCONNELL- says we’re wrestling with other matters.] [Debt Commission co-chairs Erskine BOWLES, Alan SIMPSON- comment on the debt problem.] The issue of expiring unemployment benefits mentioned.
(Washington: Lisa Myers) A look at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange presented; details given about his clandestine operations, the sex charges against him and his plan to dump documents related to Bank of America. [Via Skype with “TIME” managing editor Rick Stengel, ASSANGE – says Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should resign if she ordered diplomats to engage in espionage.] [STENGEL, “Forbes” Andy GREENBERG- comment on Assange.]
(Studio: Robert Bazell) The revised guidelines for calcium and Vitamin D supplements examined. [Penn State University Dr. Catherine ROSS- comments on the findings.] [New York Presbyterian/Columbia Dr. Ethel SIRIS- says if the diet is not providing enough you need some from supplements.] [Vitamin D user Carole BAGGERLY- supports Vitamin D for her well-being.] [2 WOMEN – react to the changes.]
(New York: Anne Thompson) The problem-plagued Broadway musical “Spider-Man” previewed; scenes shown. [“New York Post” theater columnist Michael RIEDEL- says these aren’t kinks, they’re catastrophes.] [MAN, 2 WOMEN, Midtown Comics co-owner Jerry GLADSTON– comment.] [Lead producer Michael COHL- expresses confidence in Bono, The Edge and Julie Taymor.]