This program is 29 minutes long
(London: Elizabeth Palmer) The hearings in Britain as 80-year-old media mogul Rupert Murdoch and his son, James, answered questions from Parliamentary politicians about the tabloid phone hacking scandal featured; scenes shown from the hearings, including a man with a foam pie heading for Murdoch; details given about the hacking of the phone of a murdered teenager. [The MURDOCHS - says "sorry."] [R. MURDOCH - responds to questions; comments on the Milly Dowler case; states people in the company let us down.] [J. MURDOCH - offers to answer.] The Murdochs' plea of ignorance noted.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) The question of whether Murdoch can maintain control of his media empire introduced.
(London: Anthony Mason) The influence of Murdoch in politics examined; details given about his empire building in Australia, Britain and the US. [At hearings, Parliament member Damian COLLINS- questions Murdoch.] [London School of Economics Charlie BECKETT- says Murdoch has been damaged by this: why did he not know.] [R. MURDOCH - talks about his company and making mistakes.] ["Vanity Fair"'s Sarah ELLIS5- assesses Murdoch as a powerful entity.]
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) The testimony today by former "News of the World" editor Rebekah Brooks noted.
(Washington: Nancy Cordes) The Democratic response to a Republican House plan for the budget deficit and the Senate "Gang of Six" plan examined; details given about the "cut, cap and balance" and Senate plans. [Representative Alcee HASTINGS†- says it won't become law.] [Representatives Mike PENCE†, Chris VAN HOLLEN - debate.] [Senators Dick DURBIN, Lamar ALEXANDER, Mike JOHANNS†- comment on the Senate plan.]
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) The response of President Obama to the "Gang of Six" proposal noted. [OBAMA - says we don't have enough time....& there is potential for consensus.]
(Studio: Bob Schieffer; Washington: Norah O'Donnell) The bipartisan comprehensive package with spending cuts and tax reform discussed.
(Los Angeles: Bill Whitaker) The construction of apartments featured; scenes shown from Los Angeles; details given about the demographics of apartment living. [Alpha Construction site supervisor Paul NOVELL††- comments on the apartment industry building up.] [Apartment dweller Jonathan FITZGARRALD††- explains the benefits of apartment living.] [Mall/apartment builder Rick CARUSO††- comments on this cultural shift.]
(Studio: Armen Keteyian) The FBI arrests of members of a hacking gang called Anonymous featured; map of raid sites shown; details given of the hacking targets and hacking practices. ["COMMANDER X" - explains the power of Anonymous: we can make changes on the Internet; likens the process to a civil rights sit-in.]
(Sacramento: John Blackstone) The plight of 6,000 pro football retirees without NFL pensions examined; details given about retirement qualifications. [Ex-player George VISGER- describes his physical symptoms; says he gets no pension after two years.] [Former player and wife Gordon and Dora WRIGHT - comment on their situation.]