This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Jacqui Jeras) The characteristics of this weather super cell examined; scenes shown of the tornado and a damaged farm in Lacey, Oklahoma. The safety of the people and the mother cell that spawned other tornados discussed.
(Studio: Tony Harris) Live telephone interview held with Garfield County undersheriff Jerry Niles about the Lacey tornado. [Voice of NILES – describes his duties during the tornado; comments on the impact of the slow movement of the storm; comments on the storm chasers; says they are assessing damage; says there were no injuries.]
(New York: Jim Acosta) The reaction to Clinton’s reference to Robert Kennedy’s assassination featured; details given of calls for Clinton to step out of the race. [Clinton campaign chairman Terry McAULIFFE- says the Obama campaign wanted to run this story out for 3 days over Memorial Day weekend.] [From San Juan, voice of OBAMA – calls it careless.] [CLINTON – says she regrets if referencing that moment of trauma was offensive.] [Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse JACKSON- says it may be a voice of desperation.] [Democratic strategist Dane STROTHER- says there is no upside for Clinton from here on out.]
(Studio: Tony Harris) Republican candidate Senator John McCain’s barbecue at his Jerome, Arizona ranch with former rival Mitt Romney, Florida Governor Charlie Crist and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal as guests amid speculation over who McCain will choose as his running mate noted; scenes shown.
(Washington: Brian Todd) McCain’s problems with preachers examined; details given about his rejection of the endorsement from pastor John Hagee due to his remarks about Jews, the Holocaust and Hitler and anti-Islam remarks from pastor Rod Parsley, who also endorsed McCain; tapes of Hagee’s sermons played; recent statement from Hagee quoted. [Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism Rabbi David SAPERSTEIN- says the notion that the Holocaust was part of God’s plan to punish the Jews is troubling.] [McCAIN – says the statement is crazy and unacceptable.] [PARSLEY – preaches against Islam.] [MAN – reacts to McCain’s association with Parsley.]
(No location given: Chris Nagus) A Butler, Missouri car dealer’s offer of gas or a handgun with the purchase of a new car featured. [Max Motors Walter MOORE- says protection or gas.] [Customer Jerry HERTZOG- says we all need to have guns.]
(Hollywood: Kareen Wynter) The HBO movie “Recount” about the Florida recount in the 2000 presidential race between George Bush and Al Gore previewed; excerpts shown. [CNN legal analyst Jeffrey TOOBIN- notes the difference in temperament between Republicans and Democrats; states Bush legal advisor James Baker recognized this was a political fight and he had a complete strategy.]
(Studio: Tony Harris) Interview held with actor Kevin Spacey about the movie, the 2000 election and his meeting with Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez presented; scenes shown of him with Chavez. [With CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, SPACEY – says our electoral process is not equipped to handle margins of victory so small or margins of error so big; recounts his meeting with Chavez.]
(Studio: Tony Harris) Program Note
(Studio: Jacqui Jeras) The severe weather threat featured; maps shown.