This program is 29 minutes long
(New York: Tom Costello) The investigation into the deadly derailment of a commuter train in New York City reviewed; scenes shown of the wreckage; details given about the engineer’s claim that the brakes didn’t work and the possibility he was using his cell phone; animation shown. [NTSB Earl WEENER, Senator Charles SCHUMER- comment on the speed of the train.] Speed-related rail disasters in Spain & California mentioned.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(New York: Katy Tur) Stories from the passengers presented; photos shown of NBC employee Jim Lovell, Donna Smith, Kisook Ahn, and James Ferrari, who died; details given about train safety; Twitter message from Lovell’s son Finn quoted. [Passengers 2 MEN, Dr. Joel ZARITSKY- describe what happened.] [Railroad operations analyst Ken BRIERS- raises the issue of seat belts.]
(Chicago: John Yang) The holiday weekend shopping examined; shopping & spending statistics cited.
(Phoenix: Janet Shamlian) Concerns about safety & privacy with drones featured; Twitter reactions quoted; details given about the FAA’s ban on commercial drones and about how drones are currently being used. [On “60 Minutes,” Amazon CEO Jeff BEZOS- comments on the challenges of using drones.] [Real estate agent Ed KAMINSKY- explains how drones help buyers see a property.] [Pepperdine University Gregory McNEIL- says we have to make sure the things that fly in our airspace are safe.] [Amazon.com vice president Craig BERMAN- says we’ll work with government agencies to make this a reality.]
(Studio: Nancy Snyderman) A study finding that there is no such thing as healthy obesity reviewed; details given about the link between fat & cardiovascular disease & longevity.
(Santa Clarita, California: Joe Fryer) The investigation into the death of "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker and driver Roger Rodas in a car crash featured; scenes shown of the wreckage and the makeshift memorial at the crash site; details given about Walker’s involvement in disaster relief efforts and his organization Reach Out Worldwide. [Walker’s FATHER, Reach Out Worldwide JD DORFMAN, production crew member Mark WEBB, FAN - comment.]
(Atlanta: Gabe Gutierrez) The breathtaking finish in the Alabama-Auburn football game with a last-second touchdown by Auburn’s Bruce Davis after Alabama missed a field goal reviewed; scenes shown from the game and fan reactions; details given about other spectacular endings in college football. [Auburn coach Gus MALZAHN, former player Kordell STEWART- comment.]