This program is 29 minutes long
(Hawthorne, Nevada: Miguel Almaguer) The deaths of 7 Marines after a mortar explosion during training at the Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada reviewed; scenes shown from the site; video shown of how the mortars are used. [Brig. Gen. James LUKEMAN- says every loss of life is heartbreaking.] [NBC News military analyst retired Col. Jack JACOBS- notes the number of casualties indicates there were other gun crews and trainees nearby.] [White House press secretary Jay CARNEY – says it’s a tragedy.]
(Jerusalem: Richard Engel) The lasting damage to Iraq from the war examined; scenes shown of bombing sites in Baghdad, fighting in the streets; details given about how both Sunnis and Shiites blame the US for the instability; casualty figures cited. [In March 2003, Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul WOLFOWITZ- states it doesn’t have to be paid for with US taxpayer money.] [Iraq veteran Capt. A.J. BOYES- says it was a tough sacrifice but it will be okay.] The administration’s reluctance to become more involved in other foreign conflicts, including Syria, where there are reports of a chemical weapons attack, noted.
(Vatican: Anne Thompson) Inauguration day for Pope Francis reviewed; scenes shown of him touring St. Peter’s Square in an open popemobile, blessing a disabled man, receiving the stole and the papal ring, greeting Vice President Joe Biden, the celebrations in the streets of Buenos Aires; details given about his message to protect the poor, the weak, and the environment. [2 WOMEN – comment.] [Cardinal Timothy DOLAN – comments on the job of restoring order to the Roman Curia.] [NBC News Vatican analyst George WEIGEL- says if he can inspire 1.2 billion Catholics to be missionaries then the Church has a bright future.] Pope Francis’s call to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI noted.
(New York: Stephanie Gosk) A hearing at the Capitol on defending against meteors reviewed; scenes shown of the meteor that hit Russia last month; details given about a private effort to build a deep space telescope. [Representative Bill POSEY- wonders what we would do.] [NASA administrator Charles BOLDEN- says “pray.”] [White House science advisor John HOLDREN- says the number of undetected city killers is very large.]
(Columbus, Ohio: Tom Costello) The latest research on Alzheimer’s examined; scenes shown from Ohio State University, where patient Kathy Sanford has been fitted with pacemakers in her brain; diagram shown of how the pacemakers work to regulate the brain’s activity. [Sanford’s father Joe JESTER, SANFORD - comment.] [Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Dr. Ali REZAI- says our goal is to increase the connectivity and functioning of the brain.]
(Miami: Rehema Ellis) The approach to physical education for middle school kids in Miami-Dade County, which has strained finances for gym programs, featured; scenes shown of students kayaking and the wellness center at Nautilus Middle School. [Several STUDENTS, 8th grader Anabella ALLOCCO– comment.] [Miami-Dade Public Schools physical education director Jayne GREENBERG- notes overweight kids are losing weight and those with eating disorders are gaining.] [Nautilus principal Allyn BERNSTEIN- says when there is a class after PE the kids are more focused.]