This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Bianna Golodryga) The drop in the stock market in response to the political stalemate over the budget examined. [Charles Schwab and Co. Liz Ann SONDERS- comments on the confidence gap and lack of job growth; states the political game is maddening.] [In Massachusetts, small business owner Bill WEISSMAN- says we have no idea where the economy is heading.]
(Studio: Diane Sawyer) The countdown to crisis clock shown.
(Washington: Jonathan Karl) The House passage of Speaker of the House John Boehner's budget bill after he caved in to the conservatives examined; details given about the role of Tea Party members in forcing Boehner to give in on a balanced budget amendment. [BOEHNER - says the House has acted; calls for something on the table from the Senate.] [Representative Jason CHAFFETZ- says he cannot raise the debt ceiling.]
(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.
(White House: Jake Tapper) The response of the White House to the stock market and fragile economy, concerns about House Republicans and "theoretical conversations" about negotiations reviewed.
(Studio: Diane Sawyer) What five ordinary Americans have to say about the debt crisis previewed.
(Corpus Christi: Matt Gutman) Texas farmers' fears that Tropical Storm Don could destroy the cotton crop before it is brought in featured; scenes shown from the cotton fields. [Cotton farmer David KIRCHER- comments on the crop.] [Feed store owner David DIERLAM- says we pray for rain in south Texas.]
(Washington: Lisa Stark) A report on hip and knee replacement implants never being tested in people examined; implant statistics cited. [Hip implant patient Katie AYERS- comments.] [National Research Center for Women and Families Diana ZUCKERMAN- says we hope the products are safe.] Advice to potential hip and knee implant patients outlined on screen.
(Washington: Jonathan Karl) What five ordinary Americans have to say about the debt crisis presented; details given about the questions about spending cuts, raising taxes on the wealthy, raising the Social Security retirement age, tax reform, subsidies etc. [Stay-at-home mom Leslie ECHOLS, college student Tim McBRIDE, small business owner Drew GREENBLATT, DC party member Barbara SCHAUER, HR manager Megan NABAVIANIA- offer views on the various economic issues.]
(No location given: John Donvan) Taylor Jones, of Ontario, Canada, who created the online site "Dear Photograph," profiled; sample "then and now" photos of pictures within pictures shown. [JONES, Robert STAMP - comment on their photos.]