This program is 29 minutes long
(Sochi: Richard Engel) The problems with Russia’s rollout of the Olympics in Sochi, Russia and the embarrassment for Russian President Vladimir Putin featured; details given about the TSA’s ban on certain items on flights from the US to Russia and complaints from security guards about living conditions and not being paid; statement from Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak quoted. [President OBAMA – says the Russians have an enormous stake in preventing a terrorist act or violence at these venues.]
(Sochi: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Washington: Pete Williams) The TSA travel restrictions in response to the warning that toothpaste tubes could be used to smuggle explosives onto planes examined.
(Rosa Khutor, Russia: Anne Thompson) The first competitions in the Olympics in Sochi, Russia reviewed; scenes shown. [Snowboarder Karly Shorr’s mom Mo SHORR- comments on the controversial course.] [Volunteer Amber KIPKE, downhill skier Laurenne ROSS- comment.] Downhill skier Bode Miller’s training run noted.
(Berwyn, Pennsylvania: Rehema Ellis) The impact of the ice storm in Pennsylvania; scenes shown of downed trees & power lines, repair crews; details given about the power outage. [Pennsylvanians Donna GRAHAM, Jackie & Frank PEDIGREE, Governor Tom CORBETT- comment.] [PECO spokesperson Cathy Engel MENENDEZ- says it’s the second worst storm in company history.] [The Weather Channel’s Chris WARREN- notes temperatures are colder than average.]
(Sochi: Brian Williams) The impact of snow & ice in Dallas and Oregon noted; scenes shown of accidents, sliding cars, a pileup in Oregon.
(Washington: Tom Costello) The American Heart Assn.’s guidelines for strokes in women featured; details given about the risk factors, including high blood pressure & preeclampsia; statistics cited. [Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Dr. Cheryl BUSHNELL- notes the importance of measuring blood pressure during and after pregnancy.] [Stroke victim Karen RUSTENAS- comments.] [Cleveland Clinic Dr. Jennifer FRONTERA- says it’s important to screen for stroke risk factors.]
(Sochi: Chris Jansing) Some Americans to watch at the Olympics in Sochi, Russia, including figure skater Gracie Gold, skiers Mikaela Shiffrin and Bode Miller, the women’s hockey team and their rivalry with the Canadians, speed skater Shani Davis, and snowboarder Shaun White, featured. [NBC Sports Mary CARILLO, GOLD, NBC Olympics columnist Alan ABRAHAMSON, hockey player Jessie VETTER, DAVIS - comment.]