This program is 28 minutes long
(River Forest, Illinois: John Yang) Memorial Day observances reviewed; scenes shown of President Obama laying a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery and in Section 60, ceremonies at the World War II Memorial in Washington, honors for the Tuskegee Airmen in Atlanta, ceremonies on the USS Intrepid and near the new Freedom Tower in New York City, parades. [OBAMA, World War II veteran Peter THOMAS, Tuskegee Airman Val ARCHER, parade WATCHERS - comment.]
(Seaside Heights, New Jersey: Stephanie Gosk) The rebuilding on the New Jersey shore 7 months after Hurricane Sandy reviewed; scenes shown from the boardwalk in Seaside Heights; details given about plans for President Obama to meet with Governor Chris Christie tomorrow. [WOMAN, Dentato’s Clam Bar David MOORE, Bernadette MOORE– comment.] [Newspaper reporter Brian DONOHUE- notes this weekend highlighted the differences between places where the recovery has jettisoned forward and where it is stalled.]
(Moore, Oklahoma: Charles Hadlock) The recovery process in Moore, Oklahoma a week after the devastating tornado reviewed; scenes shown of residents & volunteers searching through debris, the flag flying on retired Army Sgt. Troy Gamble’s property, President Obama touring the neighborhood near the devastated Plaza Towers Elementary School, children singing at a memorial service. [OBAMA – comments on the Oklahoma standard.] [Briarwood Elementary teacher Waynel MAYES- recounts how she had the children sing so they wouldn’t hear the tornado.] [VOLUNTEERS – comment.] [GAMBLE - says we’re resilient people.]
(Miami: Mark Potter) The fire on Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship reviewed; scenes shown of the damaged ship in Freeport, Bahamas; cruise line statement quoted; cell phone video from inside the ship shown; details given about other cruise ship incidents, including the power outage on the Carnival Triumph.
(Beirut: Richard Engel) The growing crisis in the Middle East with violence from Syria’s civil war spreading into Iraq & Lebanon featured; scenes shown of car bombing sites in Baghdad; photo shown of Senator John McCain meeting with Syrian opposition leaders; details given about the European Union’s announcement it is lifting an arms embargo, allowing the sale of weapons to the rebels.
(Yellowstone National Park: Tom Costello) The backlog of work to maintain the national parks examined; details given about the budget problems and the impact of the sequester; statistics on unfilled park service jobs and seasonal job cuts cited. [TOURIST – comments.] [Everglades National Park superintendent Dan KIMBALL- says he is concerned about the effort to restore the park.] [National Parks Conservation Assn. Mark WENZLER- describes what visitors may find.] [National Park Service director Jon JARVIS- says the American public expect their national parks to be taken care of.]
(The Weather Channel: Kelly Cass) The weather forecast presented; maps/diagrams shown; details given about the tornado risk for Oklahoma.
(Washington: Col. Jack Jacobs) The Honor Flight Network that brings older veterans to the Washington, DC monuments that honor their service & sacrifice featured; scenes shown of veterans visiting the World War II, Vietnam and Korean War memorials and at the changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery. [World War II veterans Lonzo CAIN, Pidge DAVIES, Carl LUCAS, Wells COLVIN, James WOOLBRIDGE, Bill LOCKETT, William THOMAS, Frances RESTA- comment.] [World War II veteran James ROBERTS- recalls being at Iwo Jima.]