This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Jim Avila) The American people's communications with the politicians reviewed; Twitter messages quoted. [Senator Dan COATS- says we are besieged.] [Volo, Illinois, Rochelle WEBE; Santa Monica, California, Christine KERNO; Marietta, Georgia, Donna STEEL; Stamford, Connecticut, Tiffany SCHNEIDER- speak out.] The findings of the ABC News/"Washington Post" poll on anger/dissatisfaction with Washington cited. [Johnson Advisors economist Hugh JOHNSON- offers advice to investors.]
(Studio: Diane Sawyer, George Stephanopoulos; White House: Jake Tapper; Washington: Jonathan Karl) How none of the leaders know how this will turn out in the end, how the debt ceiling issue is working for Republicans, who want to force a plan to cut government spending via the threat of default with taxes now off the table and how citizens should pressure Congress to make tough decisions discussed.
(Washington: Pierre Thomas) A State Department travel alert in response to terrorism threats in the aftermath of the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden†† examined; details given about the message from Ayman al-Zawahiri about targeting Americans everywhere and the threat from Somalia. [Former counterterrorism official Richard CLARKE†- comments on a desire to attack by the anniversary of 9/11 and to attack Americans overseas.] [National Counterterrorism Center chief nominee Matthew OLSEN†- says the next terrorism threat may come from Al Qaeda in Somalia.]
(Beijing: Clarissa Ward) How China is trying to cover up the horrifying train collision featured; scenes shown of the wrecked cars; details given about what is being told by the government to Chinese reporters to control the story. [From Beiijing, ABC's David MUIR - reports on the bullet trains of China.]
(Miami: Matt Gutman) The changes in McDonald's Happy Meal for kids in response to the childhood obesity epidemic featured; details given about First Lady Michelle Obama's support. [Miami Beach pediatrics nutritionist Rachael RICHARDSON- shows the sugar in a meal.] [McDonald's USA president Jan FIELDS- defends the toys in the meal.]
(Studio: Linsey Davis) The critical importance of genetic testing to determine the chances of breast cancer in women examined; National Cancer Inst. and CDC statistics cited; details given of options following genetic tests. [MD Anderson Cancer Center breast oncologist Dr. Banu ARUN- comments on the tests.] [ABC News Dr. Marie SAVARD- says genetic testing may be lifesaving.]
(New York: Sharyn Alfonsi) The formula for a perfect vacation with frequent short trips being best examined. [In New York City, Mrs. KLEIN - comments on vacation.]