This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Nancy Snyderman) The government’s proposed new rules to ensure the safety of food produced abroad in response to outbreaks of food-borne illnesses featured; statistics on cyclospora & hepatitis A cases cited. [Food illness victim Paul LITTLEJOHN- comments on contracting an intestinal bug.] [FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret HAMBURG- says everybody wants a safer food supply.] [Center for Science in the Public Interest Caroline Smith DeWAAL- says they need to move the proposed rules to completion.] [NBC health & diet editor Madelyn FERNSTROM- recommends buying out-of-season produce in the frozen department.]
(Cleveland: Kevin Tibbles) The plea deal for Ariel Castro for kidnapping and raping 3 women over the course of a decade reviewed; scenes shown from the courtroom; earlier videos from victims Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight & Gina DeJesus shown. [CASTRO – says he was abused as a child.] [Cuyahoga County prosecutor Tim McGINTY- says he’s never coming out of prison.] [Cleveland RESIDENT – reacts.] [Castro’s attorney Craig WEINTRAUB- comments on Castro’s request to see the daughter he fathered with one of the victims.] Plans for Castro’s house to be demolished noted.
(The Weather Channel: Jim Cantore) The status of Tropical Storms Dorian & Flossie reviewed; maps/diagrams shown.
(Santiago de Compostela, Spain: Keir Simmons) The investigation into the deadly crash of a high-speed train in Spain reviewed; details given about the arrest of driver Francisco Garzon and about his fascination with speed; his Facebook postings shown; photo shown of victim Ana-Maria Cordoba. [Voice of survivor Stephen WARD- comments on the train’s speed.] [Injured passenger Robert FARIZA- comments on his injured wife Myrta.]
(Pyongyang: Ann Curry) A rare look inside North Korea presented; scenes shown of war veterans and crowds gathered for the opening of the national cemetery in Pyongyang, a flower show with military mock-ups, a widow grieving at the cemetery, a young family, schoolgirls, a patriotic pageant where leader Kim Jong Un appeared; details given about government efforts to control what the journalists saw.
(Studio: Andrea Mitchell) The growing outrage over politicians behaving badly featured; details given about the sexual misconduct allegations against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner & former Representative Anthony Weiner. [FILNER - says he will undergo therapy.] [Filner’s former communications director Irene McCormack JACKSON, San Diego Port Tenants Assn. Sharon BERNIE-CLOWARD, retired R/Adm. Ronnie FROMAN- describe Filner’s behavior.] [Representative Nancy PELOSI- criticizes this reprehensible conduct.] [WEINER – says it’s not dozens but 6-10.] [MSNBC host Melissa HARRIS-PERRY, “Washington Post” Ruth MARCUS- speculate on why men are involved in these scandals and not women.]