This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Pete Williams) The scare on board US Airways Flight 787 when a passenger claimed to have an implanted device reviewed; scenes shown from Bangor, Maine after the plane was diverted; details given about the passenger’s note; conversation between the controller and pilot played. [NBC terrorism analyst Roger CRESSEY- says the airline acted appropriately.]
(Washington: Chuck Todd) The presidential race between President Obama and Mitt Romney featured; NBC News/”Wall Street Journal” poll findings cited; pro-Romney super PAC ad shown. [ROMNEY, OBAMA – campaign.]
(Joplin, Missouri: Ron Mott) The progress in Joplin featured; scenes shown of President Obama at the high school commencement, the groundbreaking for a new school, a walk of unity. [High school principal Kerry SACHETTA- says it’s a celebration and a remembrance.] [Homeowner Lisa DUNN, GIRL, victim’s father Mark NORTON– comment.] [Mercy Hospital Dr. Jim RISCOE- says there’s a hole in the middle of the community.] [Mayor Melodee COLBERT-KEAN- says we are one.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) The story of Bethany Lansaw, whose husband Don was killed when he was covering her with his body during the tornado, updated. [Last year, LANSAW – recalls what happened.] [Today, LANSAW – talks about Don; says life started over.]
(Studio: Nancy Snyderman) A study finding a link between sleep apnea and cancer reviewed; statistics cited.
(Washington: Tom Costello) Increased charges from some airlines for families to sit together on planes featured; example cited with diagram of the new fee structure; statement from Airlines for America quoted. [Farecompare.com CEO Rick SEANEY- says it’s difficult for families to sit together any more.] [Passenger Amanda HODGE, Frontier Airlines customer service vice president Cliff VAN LEUVEN- comment on parents and children needing to sit together.]
(Oakland, New Jersey: Ron Allen) Deaf high school baseball pitcher Austin Solecitto profiled; details given about the role of deaf player William "Dummy" Hoy with creating signs for different plays. [Father John SOLECITTO- says it’s his focus and determination.] [A. SOLECITTO – says when he doesn’t hear anybody he can focus easier.] [Coach George HILL – says we’ll be supporting him.]