This program is 29 minutes long
(Liberia: Nancy Snyderman) The infection of NBC News cameraman Ashoka Mukpo with Ebola in Liberia featured; details given about the precautions taken by the NBC News team and all over Liberia and the treatment of Mupko. [Mukpo’s father Dr. Mitchell LEVY- comments.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Snyderman’s assessment of how the NBC team is doing noted. [On the phone from Monrovia, SNYDERMAN – says they are under quarantine and believe their co-worker is going to be fine; comments on the social disintegration in parts of Liberia.]
(Dallas: Kate Snow) The response to Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Duncan updated; details given about the role of contact tracers and the flaw in the computer system at Texas Health Presbyterian. [Dallas County district attorney Craig WATKINS- comments on a possible criminal investigation.] [In teleconference, voice of CDC’s Dr. Beth BELL- says the case is being dealt with appropriately.] [CDC’s Dave DAIGLE- comments on the response from the state & county.] [Homeland Security & Counterterrorism Lisa MONACO- says we may see another case.] [Columbia University National Center for Disaster Preparedness Dr. Irwin REDLENDER- says the country is not ready for a large-scale epidemic.]
(Urfa, Turkey: Richard Engel) The ISIS strategy to expand the war featured; scenes shown of fighting around Kobani, Syria, near the border with Turkey.
(Tyson’s Corner, Virginia: Tom Costello) The job market examined; statistics cited; details given about what fields have the most jobs. [Cvent CEO Reggie AGGARWAL- comments on hiring.] [Bankrate.com Greg McBRIDE- says we’re seeing better paying jobs being created.] [CNBC business news Andrew Ross SORKIN- says large swaths of the country aren’t doing well.]
(San Antonio, Texas: Janet Shamlian) The effort to start football players young examined; scenes shown of elementary schoolchildren on the reality show “Friday Night Tykes”; details given about safety concerns, including concussions and high schoolers dying on the field. [Football parent Lisa CONNELL- says in the less aggressive leagues he gets a turn.] [2 PARENTS – says they do not approve of the coach’s methods.] [“Friday Night Tykes” executive producer Matt MARANZ- says people here are convinced this is the best way to raise their child.]