This program is 29 minutes long
(Springerville, Arizona: Bill Whitaker) The battle against the Arizona fire featured; scenes shown of smoke and flames, firefighters, planes and helicopters. [Evacuee Sherry COUNTS- talks about running away from the fire; praises the firefighters.] The zero percent containment of this fire discussed.
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.
(San Francisco: John Blackstone) The factors behind this spring of record weather examined; scenes shown of snow in Hawaii, flooding, the dry Southwest, tornados; details given about the impact of La Niña, the jet stream and the warm temperatures of the Gulf of Mexico; animated diagrams shown. [Waimea, Hawaii resident Pam AKAO- comments.] [San Francisco State University meteorologist Jan NULL- says a lot of it comes down to the chaos in the atmosphere.] The warm waters of the Gulf discussed.
(Washington: Bob Schieffer) The resignation of top advisors from former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign examined; details given about the flap over his Tiffany’s bill and his recent cruise to Greece. The possibility that Texas Governor Rick Perry will enter the race noted. What this means for Gingrich discussed.
(Pentagon: David Martin) CIA director Leon Panetta’s prediction that US troops will stay in Iraq beyond the December pullout date featured; scenes shown from the confirmation hearing on his nomination to be Defense Secretary; figures on Al Qaeda and US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan compared; details given about pressure on President Obama to accelerate the pullout from Afghanistan. [PANETTA – says there are 1000 Al Qaeda still in Iraq.] [In “60 Minutes” interview, Secretary of Defense Robert GATES – suggests not pulling combat troops from Afghanistan.]
(Guvecci, Turkey: Elizabeth Palmer) A looming refugee crisis as families fleeing the violence between government forces and protestors in Syria escape to Turkey featured; scenes shown of the bodies of soldiers and police in Jisr al-Shughour, Syria, a refugee camp in Turkey. The situation in Guvecci, Turkey discussed.
(Paris: Anthony Mason) The national soul-searching in France about sexism in the wake of the sexual assault case facing International Monetary Fund director Dominique Strauss-Kahn featured. [Businesswoman Laurence PARISOT- says until now, this kind of situation we didn’t dare to denounce.] [“Le Point” editor-in-chief Franz-Oliver GIESBERT- predicts there will be a before and an after.] [Paris councilwoman Lynda ASMANI- says if you are a woman and you want something from a politician you have to give something back.]
(Las Vegas: Byron Pitts) The donation of free clothes, food and other items to homeless children at Whitney Elementary School in Las Vegas through the efforts of principal Sherrie Gahn featured; details given about unemployment and home foreclosures in Las Vegas. [Student Charlee MORROW- describes how she feels being homeless.] [GAHN – says every year the poverty has gotten worse; says she told parents she would give them whatever they need if she could teach their children; says they started a trust fund for college.] [Father Chad MORROW – comments on the scarcity of construction work.]