This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Tom Costello) The risk of severe weather for the next few days featured; scenes shown of tornadoes in North Carolina; footage from the tornadoes in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Joplin, Missouri and Moore, Oklahoma shown; details given about the construction of shelters from shipping containers for students in Chickasha, Oklahoma; video of a house coming apart in a tornado shown. [Friend School Janet HOWARD, The Weather Channel’s Greg FORBES- comment.] [Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety Julie ROCHMAN- talks about fortified building standards.] The warning from FEMA reviewed.
(Seoul: Peter Alexander) Russia’s military exercises near the Ukrainian border and Ukraine’s accusation that Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to start a war reviewed; scenes shown of a skirmish between pro-Russian forces and the Ukrainian military; details given about Vice reporter Simon Ostrovsky’s account of being held by Russian partisans and President Obama’s call for sanctions on Russia.
(Jindo, South Korea: Bill Neely) The ferry disaster off the coast of South Korea updated; scenes shown of divers at the site, parents attacking a government minister and naval officers, President Obama leading a silent tribute during his visit to South Korea; details given about the faulty life rafts on the ferry’s sister ship and the suspicion that officials were bribed to pass the ships as safe.
(New York: Stephanie Gosk) New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s fight against the NRA gun lobby featured; scenes shown from the NRA leadership conference in Indianapolis, mothers protesting the convention; NRA video targeting Bloomberg shown. [NRA CEO Wayne LaPIERRE- says NRS members and gun owners will not back down, not now, not ever.] [Gun control advocate Lucia McBATH, gun control advocate Shannon WATTS, BLOOMBERG – speak against the NRA.]
(Rome: Anne Thompson) The gathering in Rome to witness the canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII featured; scenes shown of Pope Francis and a contingent from Poland. [2 MEN, Rome’s Mayor Ignazio MARINO– comment.] [Sexual abuse victim Barbara BLAINE, University of Notre Dame Catholic historian Kathleen Sprows CUMMINGS, Cardinal Donald WUERL- comment on Pope John Paul II’s role in the clergy sex abuse crisis.] The expectation that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will attend mentioned.
(Cambridge, Massachusetts: Rehema Ellis) The story of Owen Suskind, the autistic son of journalist/author Ron Suskind, and how he learned to speak again after his parents learned to communicate through the Disney characters that he loved presented; Disney film clips and family photos & home movies shown. [R. SUSKIND, O. SUSKIND – recount Owen losing his speech and beginning to talk again.] [Massachusetts Institute of Technology Dr. John GABRIELI- says maybe a child’s focused interest can be used to get into the child’s mind.] R. Suskind’s book about Owen, “Life, Animated,” shown.
(London: Keir Simmons) The favorable impression left by Prince William & Duchess Kate, and especially baby Prince George, during their trip to Australia & New Zealand, reviewed; scenes shown. [WILLIAM – says we go away with wonderful memories and George goes away with his cuddly wombat.]