This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Nancy Snyderman) The flu epidemic featured; Google search map shown; details given about precautionary measures from the Archdiocese of Boston, day care centers in Chicago and transit agencies in New York City. [Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Annette DAVIS- outlines precautions.] [Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Dr. Jill BAREN- notes the rise in cases of influenza.] [Patient Kiana Lundy ALLEN- says she did not get a flu shot.] [MAN, WOMAN – wonder about the vaccine.] The importance of getting the flu shot discussed.
(Los Angeles: Miguel Almaguer) The extreme weather across the country featured; scenes shown of snow in Utah, accidents, the traffic jam on Interstate 5 in California, frost on citrus trees, flooding and a tornado in Louisiana, sunbathers in Florida; details given about the cold temperatures in southern California. [WOMAN, Utah resident Tracy LOFTHOUSE, TRUCKER, CALIFORNIAN, Fresno citrus farmer Keith NILMEIER- comment.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(The Weather Channel: Jim Cantore) The weather extremes and the forecast featured; maps/diagrams shown.
(White House: Kristen Welker) President Obama’s meeting at the White House with Afghan President Hamid Karzai to discuss the withdrawal of US troops reviewed; details given about the tension between Afghanistan and the US. [OBAMA – says this Spring our troops will have a different mission; says the US and the world stand with Afghans.] [KARZAI – says numbers are not going to make a difference to the situation in Afghanistan.]
(Dulles International Airport: Tom Costello) The order for a review of Boeing Dreamliner airplanes after a series of embarrassing incidents raising safety concerns featured; scenes shown of an All Nippon Airways plane with a cracked windshield.
(Houston: Janet Shamlian) The dilemma of school safety examined; scenes shown from gun training classes and a course on how to disarm a gunman in San Antonio; attendance figures for teacher gun training in Texas, Ohio and Utah cited; details given about security steps in Atlanta. [Utah teacher Stephen PRATT- says it’s a great opportunity to protect the children, classrooms and teachers.] [2 PARENTS – react to weapons in the classroom.] [University of Texas pharmacy teacher Sara VILLARREAL- says it’s better to have something than nothing.] [Marietta High School English teacher Jennifer SANTI- says with evil in the world we’re doing the best we can.]
(New York: Kate Snow) The uproar over the official portrait of Britain's Duchess Kate featured; scenes shown of the painting by Paul Emsley. [“The British Art Journal” Robin SIMON- criticizes the painting.] [EMSLEY – says she wanted to convey her natural self as opposed to her official self.] [New York portrait artist Marvin MATTLESON- says you want to please yourself and your client.]