This program is 29 minutes long
(Melville, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) The ripple effect of the flooding of the Mississippi River examined; details given about the impact on barge traffic; figures on losses for agriculture and commerce cited. [Mississippi State University agriculture economist John Michael RILEY- says with delays there is cost incurred.] [Terral River Service manager Billy MARTIN, Morganza Spillway resident Fred MONTGOMERY, farmer Bradley GRIMMETT- comment.]
(Los Angeles: Miguel Almaguer) Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's confession that he has a child with a former household employee featured; statements from him and wife Maria Shriver quoted. [Shriver’s cousin Patrick KENNEDY – comments.] [Earlier, SHRIVER – defends Schwarzenegger.] [University of Southern California Sherry Bebitch JEFFE- says it was critical for Maria to stand by her man after the groping allegations.] [Voice of radio CALLER – reacts.]
(Rikers Island, New York: Jeff Rossen) The investigation into the charges against International Monetary Fund director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who is accused of sexually assaulting a maid in a New York City hotel, featured; scenes shown from Rikers Island, where Strauss-Kahn is on suicide watch; details given about the DNA evidence. [Victim’s attorney Jeffrey SHAPIRO- denies it was consensual.]
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The troubles for former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign examined; details given of his criticism of Representative Paul Ryan's plan to cut Medicare costs; audiotape of an exchange between Gingrich and an Iowan played. [Sunday on “Meet the Press,” GINGRICH – speaks against opposing radical change from the right or the left.] [Voice of RYAN, radio host Rush LIMBAUGH – respond to Gingrich.] [Political analyst Stuart ROTHENBERG- says the candidacy is almost imploding before the candidate leaves the starting gate.] Gingrich’s debt at Tiffany’s noted.
(New York: Robert Bazell) A Harvard School of Public Health study indicating coffee can help prevent prostate cancer examined; details given about a previous study finding that coffee may be related to pancreatic cancer. [2 MEN – react.] [Harvard School of Public Health Dr. Lorelei MUCCI- cites the study findings.] [Harvard School of Public Health Dr. Walter WILLETT- says epidemiology has become better.]
(Los Angeles: Rehema Ellis) The impact of massive student loan debt examined. [Burbank High School senior Isabelle NAVARRO- says she made the choice to avoid loans.] [College graduate Kelli SPACE- comments on her debt.] [Institute for College Access and Success Lauren ASHER- notes the impact of student debt on decisions after graduation.] [Tidewater Community College president Deborah DiCROCE- comments on the requirement that students to create a loan repayment plan.]
(Dublin: John Yang) The historic visit by Britain's Queen Elizabeth to Dublin, Ireland featured; scenes shown of the queen wearing emerald green and laying a wreath at the memorial to Irish rebels killed by British forces; details given about the decades of conflict over Britain’s control of Northern Ireland and about the security for her visit. [Newstalk host Jonathan HEALY- says we can bring the monarch of Great Britain over and still realize we’re an Irish nation.] [At a protest, Republican Sinn Fein president Des DALTON- says we don’t want the Queen of England in any part of our country.]