This program is 29 minutes long
(Doha, Qatar: Andrea Mitchell) The impact of Chavez’s death on US-Venezuela relations featured; details given about the oil trade and the expulsion of 2 US diplomats by Venezuela’s vice president.
(Washington: Tom Costello) The struggles for the economy despite the stock market rally examined; unemployment rate and gas prices cited. [Restaurant owner Floyd ROTHENBERGER- comments on businesses shutting down in Sacramento.] [CNBC’s Sue HERERA- says our stock market is probably the best in the world right now.] [“Today” financial editor Jean CHATZKY- says you want to avoid buying emotionally.]
(Washington: Pete Williams) The TSA’s new rules that allow small knives and some sports equipment on airplanes featured; diagrams shown of what is and isn’t allowed. [TSA administrator John PISTOLE- says we are trying to focus on non-metallic improvised explosive devices.] [Assn. of Flight Attendants president Veda SHOOK- objects to weapons on board.]
(New York: Ron Mott) An incident over New York City when an Alitalia jet pilot discovered a drone flying near his plane reviewed; animation shown; radio transmission between the pilot and the tower played. [FBI special agent Martin FEELY- says it could be a threat to an aircraft.] [Aviation expert Dan ROSE- says this object could do significant damage to the wing structure or the cockpit.]
(Chicago: John Yang) The impact of this storm reviewed; scenes shown of a tractor trailer that slid off a bridge into a river in Wisconsin; flight cancellations and snowfall amounts cited; details given about the voluntary evacuation order in Brick Township, New Jersey. [MAN, airline PASSENGER, Oak Park Illinois resident Carol SORRENTINO– comment.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Bolingbrook, Illinois: Mike Seidel) The forecast for the storm presented; maps/diagrams shown.
(Studio: Nancy Snyderman) Decisions about life and death examined; details given about the “file of life” system that details medical conditions and instructions for staff at senior living communities in case of emergency and the differences between independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. [Senior Ann FIELD- explains her arrangements with her kids.] [Northwestern Medicine Dr. June McKOY- says if you don’t have advance directives in place physicians and nurses have no choice but to do everything to keep you alive.] [Assisted Living Federation of America Maribeth BERSAINI- says people need to find out what services are offered.]
(Glendale, Arizona: Miguel Almaguer) The attempt by military veteran Daniel “Doc” Jacobs, who lost a leg and part of his hand in Iraq, to make the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team featured; scenes shown of him at tryouts; details given about his VETSports organization dedicated to getting wounded warriors active again. [JACOBS – says he was fighting for his life and now he’s fighting for a spot on the Dodgers.] [Former Dodger manager Tommy LASORDA- says it’s a story of pride.]