This program is 29 minutes long
(Eagle Lake, Texas: Anna Werner) The impact of the drought on rice farmers in Texas featured; map shown of reservoirs in central Texas; details given about the vote by water management officials not to send water downstream to farmers. [Eagle Lake Rice Dryer Harold ROSS- says when the lakes are at a certain level they won’t allow us to get water.] [Rice plant worker Norris POWELL- says if we don’t get water he doesn’t have a job.]
(Centennial, Colorado: Barry Petersen) The court testimony in the trial of James Holmes, the shooter in the Aurora, Colorado movie theater massacre, reviewed; testimony about the 911 calls quoted; police dispatch tape played; courtroom sketches by Bill Robles shown; details given about Holmes’s arsenal of weapons. [Earlier, 13-year-old "KAYLAN”- recounts her experience at the theater.]
(Rehoboth Beach, Delaware: Wyatt Andrews) Interview held with Sarah Brady, who helped win passage of the Brady Law, which requires gun owners to have background checks, about gun safety after the Newtown, Connecticut school shootings. [BRADY – states Newtown made people more willing to talk about it; comments on the impact of Senator Joe Manchin’s shift in his view on gun control; says background checks and magazine and assault weapon bans are possible.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) The NRA’s position on laws restricting gun ownership and the upcoming meeting with Vice President Joe Biden noted.
(New York: Elaine Quijano) Safety problems with Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes reviewed; details given about a fuel leak and a fire on 2 Japan Airlines planes and an earlier incident on a United Airlines plane; scenes shown from Boston’s Logan Airport; Boeing statement quoted.
(Point Reyes, California: John Blackstone) The effects of climate change on the elephant seal and gray whale populations on the California coast featured; scenes shown from Point Reyes; details given about the threat from rising sea levels; map of whale migration route shown. [Tourist Bill MELTON, his SON - comment.] [Park ranger Inella RAMOS- explains why the seals come to Point Reyes.] [Whale expert Elissa Schulman JANNIGER- says whales can be used as a sentinel species for giving us an idea of what’s going on in the Arctic.]