This program is 29 minutes long
(Giglio Island, Italy: Michelle Kosinski) The continuing rescue efforts and the manslaughter charges against Capt. Francesco Schettino for causing the wreck and abandoning ship featured; scenes shown of rescuers blasting through the hull, divers underwater, Schettino at court; photo shown of missing Americans Gerald and Barbara Heil; phone call between Schettino and port authority captain Gregorio De Falco played.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Italy: Harry Smith) A closer look at the shipwreck with captain Jim Fee presented; scenes shown of the ship keeled over. [FEE –says abandoning the ship was not a simple task; notes the people in the decks below likely didn’t make it; comments on the possibility of a fuel leak.]
(Columbia, South Carolina: Peter Alexander) The targeting of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney by his rivals as they campaign in South Carolina featured; scenes shown from last night’s debate; details given of the pressure on Romney to release his tax returns. [In debate, Rick PERRY, Rick SANTORUM – criticize Romney.] [ROMNEY – explains where his income comes from.] [Ron PAUL – defends his anti-Santorum campaign ad.] [Newt GINGRICH – says he’ll help poor people learn how to get a job.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) The announcement that President Obama will deliver his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina and questions about this location reported.
(Port Hueneme, California: Mike Taibbi) The ordeal of Kelli Groves and her 2 daughters, who were rescued from their car that was dangling off a bridge when Navy Seabees happened to be passing by with a heavy-duty forklift, featured; call to fire department dispatch played; scenes shown of the rescue operations. [Seabee Frankie CRUZ- says we are trained to adapt and overcome.]
(West New York, New Jersey: Nancy Snyderman) Former President Bill Clinton’s Alliance for a Healthier Generation initiative aimed at tackling the childhood obesity epidemic featured; scenes shown from P.S. 2 in West New York, New Jersey, where activity is part of the school day. [West New York School District food service director Sal VALENZA- says there are not fryers.] [CLINTON – comments on children’s need for the right foods and his own heart problems.] [STUDENT – comments.]
(College Park, Maryland: Kevin Tibbles) The trend toward quirky questions on college applications featured; examples cited. [Charles Herbert Flowers High School students Iniobong ETUK, Abiola OSENI, Brianna BROADUS- comment.] [University of Maryland director of admissions Shannon GUNDY- says this is the way we get to talk to the students.] [Assn. of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers Barmak NASSIRIAN- says it’s cavalier and disrespectful to the applicant.] [Applicants’ mother Susan VAN HORN- comments on the Twitter mentality.] [Flowers High School counselor Maxine MOSELY- says they’re looking for the person who thinks outside the box.]