This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Pete Williams) The investigation into ricin-laced letters sent to President Obama, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Mark Glaze, the director Of Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns organization, reviewed; details given about ricin letters sent to Obama and Senator Roger Wicker last month and to a Spokane, Washington judge last week. [BLOOMBERG – says there are people that do things that are irrational and wrong.] [Medical Toxicology expert Dr. Cathleen CLANCY- says ricin will destroy the tissues that it touches.]
(Outside Tulsa, Oklahoma: Mike Bettes) The outbreak of severe weather, including tornadoes, in the Plains states and Midwest featured; scenes shown of the menacing skies; maps/diagrams shown.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Moore, Oklahoma: Janet Shamlian) The threat of more tornadoes in Moore, Oklahoma, which was devastated last week, featured; scenes shown of the demolition of Plaza Towers Elementary School and Wednesday’s benefit concert; photos shown of the children who died in the school. [Plaza Towers parents Lisa TENNYSON, Richard DIXON- comment.] [BETTES – comments on the supercell thunderstorms.]
(Tripoli, Lebanon: Richard Engel) The expansion of Syria’s civil war into Lebanon featured; details given about Syrian President Bashir al-Assad’s claim his forces have weapons supplied by Russia; scenes shown of Assad being interviewed on a Lebanese TV station owned by Hizballah and fighting in Tripoli between Shiite Muslims, who support Assad, and Sunnis who back the Syrian rebels.
(Swampscott, Massachusetts: Chris Jansing) The growing trend of retirees adopting children featured; details given about the number of children waiting for adoption.
(Adoptive parents Ann and Nelson WOODFORK- comment.] [Woodforks’ adopted son Shicoren ADAMS- says he would have been out on the street as an 18-year-old.] [Donaldson Adoption Institute executive director Adam PERTMAN- says there's a big gap between parents’ age and children’s age in a lot of families today.]