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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(Beckley, West Virginia: Mike Viqueira) A memorial in West Virginia for the victims of the Upper Big Branch coal mine explosion earlier this month featured; scenes shown of the services attended by President Obama & Vice President Joe Biden; details given about mine safety violations by the Massey company. [OBAMA - speaks about the absence of the miners who were pursuing the American dream; states we need to assure safety; says God bless the miners & their families.] [Two West VIRGINIANS - react to the presidential visit.] The investigation into the cause of the mine explosion noted.
- Holt, Lester;
- Viqueira, Mike
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