This program is 29 minutes long
(Indianapolis: Ron Mott) The investigation into the collapse of the stage at the Indiana state fair featured; scenes shown of the collapse during a storm and prayers at the fair today for the victims; photos shown of Glenn Goodrich, Alina Bigjohny, Christina Santiago and Nathan Byrd, who died. [Indiana Governor Mitch DANIELS- praises those who tried to rescue people trapped under the stage.] [Byrd’s brother Bryan BYRD- wonders why they didn’t evacuate people sooner.] [Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Tom RAMSEY- comments on the evacuation of another nearby stage.] [Indiana State Fair executive director Cindy HOYE- says we were about to ask people to seek shelter.]
(Des Moines: Kelly O’Donnell) The shakeup in the Republican presidential race with the entry of Texas Governor Rick Perry reviewed; details given about Representative Michele Bachmann’s victory in the Iowa straw poll; scenes shown of Perry at the Iowa state fair with a corn dog and of Mitt Romney in New Hampshire. [PERRY – says he’s got time to make up.] [In Waterloo, Iowa, BACHMANN – campaigns.] [ROMNEY – comments on Perry.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Decorah, Iowa: Chuck Todd) President Obama's Midwest bus tour featured; scenes shown. [OBAMA – says some in Congress would rather see their opponents lose than America win; criticizes the Republicans; says he has no problem with folks saying Obama cares.] [3 VOTERS – express concerns.] [Republican National Committee chair Reince PRIEBUS- says we’re here to take back our country.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) The debut of 2 new black buses meant for presidential travel noted; scenes shown.
(Mogadishu: Ann Curry) The efforts of African Union peacekeepers to clear Mogadishu from Al Shabaab militants so that aid workers can reach more people featured; scenes shown of a seized bomb factory, famine and disease victims in the hospital, the covered body of a boy who died.
(New York: Robert Bazell) A study in the journal “Pediatrics” finding a strong link between siblings and autism examined; risk statistics cited. [Mother of autistic children Lisa COLLEMI- comments.] [University of California at Davis professor Sally OZONOFF- states we were surprised by how much higher these estimates were than previous estimates.]
(Barataria Bay, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) The examination of dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico a year after the BP oil spill featured; scenes shown from Barataria Bay, Louisiana. [SCIENTIST – notes there is still some residual oil.] [NOAA Dr. Teri ROWLES- outlines signs of health problems.] [Principal investigator Dr. Lori SCHWACKE- says it takes diagnostics to tell anything.]