This program is 28 minutes long
(West Seneca, New York: Kristen Dahlgren) The threat of flooding from melting snow featured; scenes shown from around Buffalo of lots of snow that will melt; details given about flood preparations. [Resident Michelle PAKULA, West Seneca fire Chief Dave PANGALLO%, BUSINESSMAN - react.]
(Studio: Lester Holt; studio: Kelly Cass?) The flood warnings in Buffalo, the threat of tornadoes in the South & the holiday forecast reviewed; weather maps shown.
(Ferguson: Ron Allen) The wait in Ferguson, Missouri, for the grand jury decision in the case of the police shooting of Michael Brown by a white officer, Darren Wilson, featured; scenes shown of the unrest; details given about the grand jury options. [Christ the King United Church of Christ Rev. Traci BLACKMON@- calls for non-violence.] [St. Louis University school of law Susan McGRAUGH@- cites the law.] [Former New York City Mayor Rudolph GIULIANI - says there may be a massive riot.] [Father Michael BROWN - comments.]
(Los Angeles: Joe Fryer) The mounting sexual assault charges against comedian Bill Cosby reported; details given from a "Daily News" story that Cosby would invite women to his dressing room & the responses from Cosby's lawyer. [Former NBC employee Frank SCOTTIO - recounts what happened.] [[Former Playboy Playmate Victoria VALENTINO - talks about being degraded by Cosby.]
(No location given: Gabe Gutierrez) The suspension at the University of Virginia of all fraternities in the wake of a 2012 sexual assault outlined in a "Rolling Stone" story featured; scenes shown from the campus. [Student Patrick AHERN@, protest organizer Defne CELIKOYAR@- react.] [UVA president Teresa SULLIVAN - responds to the article.] [New England Law, Boston Wendy MURPHY@- says school reputations are being put above the well being of women.] The nationwide scrutiny of fraternities noted.
(Bogota, Colombia: Mark Potter) The heroin epidemic in the US that originates in rural Colombia & then smuggled into the US featured; scenes shown from a helicopter ride into the remote Andes Mountains where heroin originates in poppy fields & a heroin deal in Baltimore. [Wicomico County, Maryland, Sgt. Mike LEWIS@- says heroin destroyed our communities.] [DEA Andean regional director Chief Jay BERGMAN@- talks about the heroin.] [DEA Baltimore supervisor Gary TUGGLE@- talks about the heroin business.]
(Washington: Kristen Welker) The life of Washington, DC. four-term mayor Marion Barry, who died, reviewed; photos & video shown; details given about his drug arrest & his political comeback. [In '97, BARRY - talks about his addiction.].
(New York: Lester Holt) The story of young blues musician Quinn Sullivan, who was discovered by the legendary Buddy Guy, presented; performance video shown; details given about Guy's history. [GUY, SULLIVAN - talk about the music.]