"60 Minutes" on May 20, 2012: questioning the value of higher education
Second, was "Hard Cases" by Lara Logan on work by Dr. William Gahl at the NIH's Undiagnosed Disease Program, who studies the hardest of the undiagnosed diseases. A rare disease impacts fewer than 200,000 people Dr. Gaul created the program 4 years ago. Dr. Gahl has a budget of 3.5 million. Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP). The program can only take 150 - 170 cases per year. There is a triage process. 40% of the accepted cases are children.
Steve Kroft on Roger Waters, a creator behind Pink Floyd. The Wall originally composed in 1979. The walls that exist between human beings. Waters: the work is the reward. Waters: there was a reason left Pink Floyd in 1985. The Dark Side of the Moon. July 21, 1990 in Berlin. Waters took The Wall on tour in 2010. Waters noted that compared to looking after a two year old child, doing a rock & roll tour is an absolute dawdle.
Anderson Cooper on "Final Resting Place." A lot of funeral homes are owned by big businesses. There are more than 40,000 active cemeteries in the US. Burr Oak Cemetery in the Chicago area. A father died in 1978. In 2009, Cook County officials found that head stones and remains were being removed, and plots re-sold. Josh Slocum looks into issues. Since 1984, Funeral Homes have been regulated by the FTC. These rules do NOT apply to cemeteries. Mount Olive Cemetery was discussed. Since 2006, Mount Olive owned by Service Corporation International [SCI]. Double sold plot. Dignity Memorial/Eden Memorial Park. One plot may cost $25,000. Michale Abenotti, lawyer. Menorah Garden Cemeteries in Florida. Star of David Cemetery in Ft. Lauderdale. Paul Elvig, spokesman for the industry. 6,500 burials per day. Bobby Rush HR 900.
Bob Simon on Tel Aviv. How not to worry about tomorrow. Tel Aviv as an island of sanity. Simon on NY analogy: you know New Jersey does not have missiles pointed at you. Last days of Pompeii?
More bars than synagogues in Tel Aviv. Vivien Levy is a columnist for a newspaper. Bad taste to bring up politics at a party. Joke: a starving artist does not have a plaee to starve. Instant messaging. Freescale semiconductor. Floyd's Blog. Jewish mother as origin of innovation? Lonely Planet: Tel Aviv third hottest city in the world. Tel Aviv as a bubble, living only for the present.