This program is 28 minutes long
(Broken Arrow, Oklahoma: Susan McGinnis) The night of violent storms reviewed; scenes shown of tornado damage in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, trees downed by thunderstorms, flooding near Kansas City; details given about the death of an Arkansas sheriff who was swept away by floodwaters. [Broken Arrow residents Lorey PERRIER, Ken DOBBINS- comment.] The risk of more tornadoes in Oklahoma and in Joplin, Missouri noted.
(Studio: Maurice DuBois) Live conversation held with WFOR-TV meteorologist David Bernard about the weekend forecast; maps/diagrams shown. [BERNARD – comments on the threat of more tornadoes and severe thunderstorms; outlines factors contributing to the fact there were no deaths from all the tornadoes.]
(Houston: Doug Miller) A fire in a Houston restaurant/motel that killed 4 firefighters featured; scenes shown from the site.
(Pentagon: David Martin) The investigation into a female midshipman’s allegations that she was gang raped by 3 football players at the Naval Academy reviewed. [Attorney Susan BURKE- says her client was reprimanded for drinking while no charges were filed against the players.] Who makes the decision about what action to take discussed.
(New Boston, Texas: Anna Werner) The investigation into ricin letters mailed to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, his gun control group, and President Obama reviewed; details given about how a couple in New Boston, Texas are blaming each other; scenes shown of investigators at their home.
(Los Angeles: Ben Tracy) NASA’s research on asteroids aimed at preventing a collision with Earth featured; images shown of asteroid 1998 QE2; details given about the proposed astronaut mission to capture an asteroid and study it; animation shown. [NASA’s Paul CHODAS- says if an asteroid of this size hit the Earth it would be millions of megatons of global catastrophe; notes the Russian asteroid was tiny; explains how the asteroid would be captured with a large inflatable bag.] The timeframe for NASA to divert an asteroid discussed.
(Portsmouth, England: Mark Phillips) The exhibit in Portsmouth, England of the salvaged remains of Henry VIII’s favorite warship, the Mary Rose, which sank while fighting off a French invasion in 1545, reviewed; scenes shown of the fanfare, the artifacts in the museum. [Historian David STARKEY- jokes about Henry keeping the ship longer than his wives; says it was a whole world preserved intact.]
(Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts: Steve Hartman) The story of 81-year-old mystery writer Cynthia Riggs & Howard Attebery, who reconnected and married 60 years after they met when Howard sent her a coded message, presented; notes and their wedding shown. [RIGGS – talks about their earlier relationship.] [ATTEBERY – says the note said he never stopped loving her; says love is a great place to spend the rest of your life.]