This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Pete Williams) The vote by the Boy Scouts of America to allow openly gay members while the ban on gay leaders remains examined; details given about the sponsorship of local units by church groups; survey findings cited. [Texas Pastor Council Dave WELCH- opposes turning the organization into a sexual agenda item of a special interest organization.] [Church moderator Michael SMITH- says it’s about building character and not about sexual orientation.] [Parent Chuck MONTERA- says in 50 years it will be like civil rights.]
(London: Michelle Kosinski) The investigation into yesterday’s terror attack in London, where British soldier Lee Rigby was hacked to death on the street, reviewed; scenes shown of the makeshift memorial at the site; statement from Rigby’s family quoted; video of the rant by Muslim attacker Michael Adebolajo shown; details given about further arrests in this case; photo shown of passerby Ingrid Loyau-Kennett trying to talk down the other suspect. [NBC counterterrorism analyst Michael LEITER- comments on the shift from large-scale sophisticated plots toward simple attacks.] [LOYAU-KENNETT – says she was trying to keep him calm.]
(White House: Peter Alexander) President Obama's address on counterterrorism and use of force overseas reviewed; details given about his new guidelines for drone strikes and his pledge to close the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. [OBAMA – says there must be near-certainty that no civilians will be killed or injured; says these strikes have saved lives; comments on the woman who interrupted his speech.] [“Time” magazine’s Michael SCHERER- says the president wanted to take control of the narrative.] Obama’s request for Attorney General Eric Holder to review the Justice Department’s guidelines for investigations that involve journalists noted.
(Moore: Janet Shamlian) The aftermath of the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma featured; scenes shown of students from the 2 devastated schools heading into other schools, a funeral procession, flooding; photos shown of child victims Antonia Candelaria, JaNae Hornsby, Kyle Davis, Sydney Angle, Emily Conatzer, Nicolas McCabe & Christopher Legg, who were killed at Plaza Towers Elementary School. [2 GIRLS, 3 PARENTS – comment.] [Moore Counseling Center Dr. Gant WARD- says parents must reassure their children that people are working to make sure they’re safe.]
(The Weather Channel: Chris Warren) The severe weather heading into Memorial Day weekend featured; details given about the impact on travel; diagrams/maps shown.
(Goshen, Indiana: John Yang) The comeback of the RV industry in Elkhart County, Indiana featured; sales statistics cited; details given about the cutbacks at Keystone RV during the recession and its recovery. [RV owner Paul ASH, RV shopper Michael ESPENSHADE- comment.] [Keystone RV president Matt ZIMMERMAN- notes everyone is forced to pay higher wages because the labor pool is getting tighter.] [RV worker Matthew MILLER – says it’s comforting to know he can provide for his family.]
(Moore: Ron Mott) The aftermath of the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma featured; details given about the reunion of Shayla Taylor, who was in labor when the storm hit, with the nurses who helped her; scenes shown of volunteers helping with cleanup. [TAYLOR – recounts what happened when the wall blew off; praises the nurses.] [Nurse Barbara BRAND- comments on the baby’s name Braeden Immanuel.] [Volunteer organizer Justin COFFEE, Operation BBQ Relief Brian McLARTY- comment.]