This program is 29 minutes long
(Los Alamos, New Mexico: Janet Shamlian) The wildfires near the Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory in New Mexico featured; scenes shown of the flames, evacuating traffic. [Los Alamos fire chief Doug TUCKER, Los Alamos National Laboratory Rich MARQUEZ- comment on efforts to protect the lab and employees.] [Residents Mike LOMBARD, Joe COOK- react.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Map of nuclear power plants shown.
(Fort Calhoun, Nebraska: Mike Taibbi) The threat to 2 plants in Nebraska from floodwaters from the Missouri River featured; scenes shown of water surrounding the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant and of NRC officials touring Cooper Nuclear Station. [NRC chairman Greg JACZKO- says we don’t believe the plant is imposing an immediate threat.] [Carnegie Endowment for International Peace James ACTON- says the prospects of a significant release of radiation are very slim.]
(Minot, North Dakota: John Yang) The flooding from the Souris River in Minot, North Dakota updated; scenes shown of water in the streets, city workers searching for a water main break, National Guard helicopters airlifting sandbags, the FEMA disaster center. [Governor Jack DALRYMPLE- says as the water comes down we’ll be able to assess the damages.] [Homeowners Sarah and Jason HICKS- comment.]
(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) The Supreme Court ruling reversing a California law banning the sale of violent video games to minors examined; game excerpts shown; opinion from Justice Antonin Scalia quoted; courtroom sketches by Art Lien shown. [Child psychiatrist George FOURAS- states we felt this was on the level of alcohol and cigarette ads and pornography.] [Entertainment Software Assn. Michael GALLAGHER- says video games are entitled to the same First Amendment protection as motion pictures, music and books.]
(Waterloo, Iowa: Kelly O’Donnell) Representative Michele Bachmann’s official entry into the 2012 presidential race featured; scenes shown from Fox News of Chris Wallace asking her if she is a flake; details given about her string of factual errors. [In Waterloo, Iowa, BACHMANN – says we cannot afford 4 more years of Barack Obama.] [Earlier, BACHMANN – claims actor John Wayne was born in Waterloo; says she will make mistakes.] Singer Tom Petty’s objection to her campaign’s use of his song “American Girl” noted.
(Truong-Nam Din, Vietnam: Chris Jansing) Knoxville, Tennessee adoptive mother Tracy Foster’s Project Being There organization that helps children in an orphanage in Vietnam featured; scenes shown of volunteers packing gift bags and the Vietnamese orphans. [FOSTER – says we wanted our children to be connected to their birth country; talks about the kids.] [St. An’s Orphanage Sister Tuoi PHAM- says she’s a lovely, good heart.]