This program is 29 minutes long
(Los Alamos, New Mexico: Janet Shamlian) The wildfire approaching the Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory in New Mexico featured; scenes shown of the flames, people leaving and in a shelter in a casino. [Lab director Charles McMILLAN- says our facilities and nuclear materials are protected and safe.] [Evacuees Juan Carlos CASIAS, MAN, John PHILLIPS- comment.] [Los Alamos County fire chief Doug TUCKER- says we don’t plan on losing any structures.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Washington: Lisa Myers) The lab’s preparations for the encroaching fire featured; details given about what is stored there, including plutonium, uranium and radioactive nuclear waste, and a report criticizing the lab’s safety management. [Project on Government Oversight Peter STOCKTON- notes the potential impact on the PF4 storage area.] [Nuclear Watch New Mexico director Jay COGHLAN- worries about the drums of radioactive waste in Area G.] [Lab operations director Carl BEARD- says he doesn’t see where the public is going to have an impact.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Threats to 2 nuclear facilities in Nebraska from rising floodwaters updated; map shown.
(Kabul: Sohel Uddin) Telephone report on a suicide attack and gun battle at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan presented; night scenes shown.
(Studio: Robert Bazell) The fight over the drug Avastin examined; details given about a Genentech study that found the benefits did not outweigh the risks and about the high cost; scenes shown of a demonstration. [FDA Dr. Patricia KEEGAN- says there is no evidence that Avastin saves or extends lives.] [MAN, breast cancer survivors Harolene BROWN, Crystal HANNAH- support the use of Avastin.] [National Breast Cancer Coalition Christine BRUNSWICK- says the decision can’t be guided by emotions.] A Swedish study on mammograms discussed.
(Athens: Michelle Caruso-Cabrera) Violent demonstrations in Greece as the Parliament debated austerity measures needed to get a bailout from the European Union featured; scenes shown from the streets of Athens where protestors hurled debris and rocks and police used tear gas. [2 PROTESTORS – comment.] [EU SPOKESMAN – says Europe can only help Greece if Greece helps itself.]
(New York: Mara Schiavocampo) Girls on the Run, an after-school running program for pre-teen girls that also teaches them about life, featured; scenes shown of the girls running a 5K race. [Parent Anita BRIJMOHAN- comments.] [Volunteer coach Sonali RAJAN- says it’s life skills-building.] [Student Melissa BRIJMOHAN – says she feels more confident.] [Student Karina LOPEZ- says they cheer you up.]