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Season 44 Episode 28

April 1, 2012 - A Hard Landing, Sugar, Art Market

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Aired Sunday 7:30 PM Apr 01, 2012 on CBS
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April 1, 2012 - A Hard Landing, Sugar, Art Market
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Scott Pelley reports on the impact of the end of the Space Shuttle program in which 7,000 employees at the Kennedy Space Center lost their jobs and the devastating ripple effect on local businesses in Brevard County.

Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of California at San Francisco, believes the high amount of sugar in the American diet is deadly. His research, supported by new studies from some of the nation's most respected institutions, suggests that sugar is toxic and a contributory factor to cancer, obesity, Type II diabetes, hypertension and even heart disease and stroke.

Morley Safer visits the Art Basel Miami Beach art fair where contemporary art prices have been outperforming the stock market since 2003.

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