This program is 29 minutes long
(Chevy Chase, Maryland: Tom Costello) The continuing power outage after the storm in the East amid extreme temperatures featured; scenes shown of downed trees and power lines, power crews from Canada, nursing home patients, an SUV that went airborne on a buckled highway in Wisconsin; statistics cited; details given of criticism of Pepco for a pattern of outages. [Pepco customer Cathy GILDENHORN, MAN, Silver Spring, Maryland resident Sandra BROWN- comment.] [Washington, DC Mayor Vincent GRAY- says people are fed up with power outages.] [Pepco president Tom GRAHAM- says we take responsibility.] The health risks noted.
(Colorado Springs: Miguel Almaguer) The wildfires in the West updated; details given about the return of C-130 tanker planes that were grounded after Sunday’s fatal crash; map shown; scenes shown of fires in Colorado and Montana, destruction in Utah, Colorado Springs residents cheering the firefighters; photos shown of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation. [Secretary of Agriculture Tom VILSACK- says we are troubled by the crash.] [Colorado Springs Fire Department Greg HEULE– outlines conditions that make it likely there will be more fires.] [Montana FIREFIGHTER – says we’re short-handed.] [Utah RESIDENT – reacts to losing his home.] The concern about the wind noted.
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) Pakistan’s reopening of supply routes vital to American troops in Afghanistan after the US apologized for the loss of Pakistani troops in an airstrike last November featured; scenes shown of the stranded trucks.
(Los Angeles: Mike Taibbi) Griffith’s career reviewed; TV and film clips and ad for President Obama’s health care bill shown; scenes shown of him receiving the Medal of Freedom from President George Bush. [GRIFFITH – comments on the town of Mayberry.] [Actor Linda PURL- comments.]
(Studio: Natalie Morales) Actor Ron Howard’s account of Griffith’s influence presented in his own words. [HOWARD – says Andy demonstrated you could have fun and work hard toward offering audiences quality; says being a kid actor on “The Andy Griffith Show” was positive and he learned how to be a professional; notes Andy’s appreciation for the audience.]
(Hidalgo, Texas: Mark Potter) The rise in children illegally crossing into the US without their parents examined; statistics cited; details given about how minors are fleeing drug and gang violence, poverty and abusive homes and the stress on federal agencies required to care for them. [Edinburg, Texas police Chief Rolando CASTANEDA, rancher Mike VICKERS- comment on discovering unaccompanied children.] [Kids in Need of Defense Wendy YOUNG- says it can turn into an abusive situation.] [13-year-old Lorena RODRIGUEZ- says she can’t talk about her trip.]
(Miami: Chelsea Clinton) The ranch hands at Peggy Bass’s Good Hope therapeutic horseback riding center who are runaway, abandoned or abused teens living at the Miami Bridge emergency shelter featured. [Ranch hand Felicia SMITH- comments.] [Miami Bridge Derick RODRIGUEZ- notes many of the teens are shy or angry.] [16-year-old William RAMIREZ- says he feels more confident.] [BASS – says the horses’ unconditional love allows them to open up.] [Father Joe BARNES- comments.]