This program is 29 minutes long
(Forney, Texas: Lester Holt) The tornado damage featured; scenes shown of the devastation in Forney and Arlington, funnel clouds, airborne tractor-trailers; details given about how there were no deaths due to the warning system. [Lancaster Mayor Marcus KNIGHT- says we had 20 minutes before the tornado touched down.] [Survivor Mike ENOCHS- describes how his wife saved their grandchildren.] [Reporter Denise PETTY- comments on the flying trucks.] [The Weather Channel’s Mike SEIDEL- comments on the early start of tornado season.] [Arlington resident Jim MEYER, WOMAN – react.] Hail damage to planes at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Dallas: Gabe Gutierrez) The destructive power of tornadoes featured; scenes shown of trucks stacked on a tree and other wreckage. [The Weather Channel’s Greg FORBES- notes the tornado’s upward winds levitate the trailers.] [Survivor Darrel HANLON, cleanup WORKER – comment.]
(Washington: Lisa Myers) The rekindling of the controversy over Augusta National Golf Club’s refusal to admit women as members because Masters tournament sponsor IBM has a new female CEO, Ginni Rometty, featured. [Augusta chairman Billy PAYNE- says he will not answer membership issues.] [“Sports Illustrated” Alan SHIPNUCK- says the longer this goes the more ridiculous the club looks; says Rometty has to explain to her female co-workers and shareholders why they’re supporting a club that won’t have them.]
(Washington: Chuck Todd) The battling between Obama and Romney and Rick Santorum’s decision to take time off from campaigning over Easter featured.
(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) The controversy over Obama’s remarks about unelected judges overturning a law passed by Congress reviewed. [Voice of Texas appeals court judge Jerry SMITH†- recounts Obama’s statements.] [Monday, OBAMA - says this is an example of judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint.] [American University Washington College of Law Stephen WERMIEL†- says Obama stepped into a controversy by criticizing the judicial activism of the court.]
(Studio: Nancy Snyderman) The recommendation from medical professionals that fewer routine tests and procedures be performed on patients featured; examples cited of tests that could be skipped. [ABIM Foundation Dr. Christine CASSEL- says the goal is to prevent patients from harm they might encounter unnecessarily.] [NY-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical College Dr. Charles BARDES- explains the risks of a chest X-ray before minor surgery.] [On the street, 2 WOMEN – support testing.]
(New York: Katy Tur) The disruption in New York City from construction on an underground subway line featured; scenes shown from below the surface; details given about the history of the project, the cracked walls and dust for residents above. [Engineer Michael HORODNICEANU- talks about the project.] [Second Avenue residents Jean Evans RICH, WOMAN - comment on the “Second Avenue cough” and the blasting noise.] [First grade STUDENT – jokes about boring.]