This program is 29 minutes long
(New York: Seth Doane) The state of the economy and consumer spending examined. [Fairway Market manager Rick GARCIA, shopper Jane ALTSCHULER, two DRIVERS - talk about business and prices.] [University of Maryland economics professor Peter MORICI- says the economy is in serious conditions.]
(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Live discussion held with former Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns about the Middle East. [BURNS - offers views on Obama's speech about the region and Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations: he needs to be a mediator, the Obama-Netanyahu meeting indicating deep differences between the two governments over peace negotiations.]
(White House: Whit Johnson) The state of the US-Pakistan relations since the US raid to get Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden examined; details given about US foreign aid to Pakistan and about the importance of the partnership relationship. [Senators Richard LUGAR, Robert MENENDEZ, Bob CORKER, Secretary of State Hillary CLINTON - offer views of Pakistan.] A letter to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Clinton from the senators quoted. [Tufts University professor Vali NASR- says peace in Afghanistan depends on Pakistan.]
(Fukushima, Japan: Lucy Craft) The fears of Japanese farmers in a farm valley that may become toxic due to the radiation catastrophe featured; scenes shown from Fukushima, location of the notorious nuclear power plant.
(Studio: Russ Mitchell) A visit to a school district that has a plan to prevent school bullying featured; scenes shown from the Pittsfield schools to illustrate the anti-bullying program that emphasizes respect. [Students Liam CALLAGHAN, Joshua RIVERA-WATSON- recount being bullied.] [Pittsfield Public Schools principal Joe CURTIS- comments.]
(Chicago: Cynthia Bowers) Chicago chef Grant Achatz, who has recovered from tongue cancer, profiled; scenes shown from his kitchens of his two restaurants Alinea and Next. [ACHATZ- says we are trying to connect with people; talks about his tumor that caused him to lose his sense of taste.]
(Los Angeles: Ben Tracy) The predictions of Christian preacher Harold Camping that today, May 21, was to be Judgment Day featured; details given about the Rapture and Camping's prior prediction of the end in 1994. [On the street, four PEOPLE - comment.] [CAMPING - speaks about the end of the world after an earthquake.] [St. Matthew's Episcopal Church Rev. Michael SEILER- comments on the predictions.] The Bible, Matthew 24:36, quoted.