This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: Whit Johnson) The shutdown of holiday public services in Minnesota due to the budget gap examined; scenes shown of protests; details given of the stalling of talks on the federal debt ceiling. [PROTESTER - comments on budgets.]
(Studio: Russ Mitchell, Rebecca Jarvis) The impact of budget problems on the states, the commitments the US has if the debt ceiling is not raised, the economic situation in Greece, the potential problems for the borrowing US, the interconnectedness and the best week for the stock market discussed.
(Yorktown Heights, New York: Seth Doane) The tough job market for teens examined; details given about one teen's story; statistics cited. [Unemployed teen Alex RODRIGUEZ, teacher Mary Ellen RAFFERTY- comment on the disheartening search for jobs and what it means for teens going to college.]
(New York: Tony Guida) The reaction to Nike's endorsement deal with star pro football quarterback Michael Vick despite his conviction in the dogfighting scandal examined. [Goodby, Silverstein and Partners advertising expert Barbara LIPPERT- says Nike likes controversy.] [SportsCorp president Marc GANIS- says the deal is unprecedented.] [On the street, WOMAN - reacts to the deal.] A statement from the ASPCA against the deal quoted. [At a football camp in Baltimore, VICK - speaks about redemption.]
(Torrence, California: Bill Whitaker) Why cell phones and other electronic devices cannot be used on airplanes featured; details given about the problem of electromagnetic interference with the plane's navigation system. [Pilot Doug MOSS- cites a potential problem.] Examples of airplane problems linked to passenger electronics and of secure systems now allowing in-flight cell phone use noted.
(Athens: Barry Petersen) The arrest in Greece of one of the ship captains who was going to try to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza featured; scenes shown of the Coast Guard intercepting the boat carrying American activists; details given about the blockade of Gaza since 2007, last year's efforts at blockade and the extent of Israeli-Greece trade.
(London: Charles D'Agata) The grunting by female tennis players examined; scenes shown from some matches to illustrate the players' high-decibel sound. [Spectators Kat BROWN, Jane STREET, former player Martina NAVRATILOVA- complain about the noise.] [Tennis Channel analyst Justin GIMELSTOB- defends the value of grunting.]
(Fayetteville, North Carolina: Mark Strassmann) High school graduation around Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, with commencements broadcast from all ten high schools so military parents could watch featured; scenes shown. [Graduating senior Porsha JACKSON- talks about her military stepfather.] [From Afghanistan, Porsha's stepfather Sgt. Richard LOPEZ- congratulates her.]