This program is 29 minutes long
(Ames, Iowa: Tom Llamas) The bombshell endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, which is a blow for Ted Cruz, featured; scenes shown of Trump in Iowa & with Palin. [On her show, PALIN - lauds Trump.] [Earlier, CRUZ - praises Palin.] [Iowa Governor Terry BRANSTAD - says it would be a mistake for Iowa to support Cruz.] The fact Palin will campaign for Trump discussed.
(New York: Cecilia Vega) The lead for Bernie Sanders over fellow presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire featured; scenes shown of a Sanders crowd. [In Iowa, SANDERS - talks about the "inevitable candidate."] [CLINTON - comments on a long campaign.]
(Washington: David Kerley) A bus crash in San Jose, California, due to driver fatigue reported; scenes of the overturned bus shown. [Passenger Alex ELLIS - comments.] [NYSB chairman Christopher HART@- comments on safety.]
(New York: Tennessee: Linzie Janis) The search in the cold Tennessee woods for a missing two-year-old, Noah Chamberlin, & the cold weather across the country featured; scenes shown. [MAN - comments.]
(Studio: David Muir, Rob Marciano) The stormy weather prediction for the South, Midwest & West discussed; weather maps shown.
(Flint: Alex Perez) The water emergency in Flint, Michigan, from contaminated Flint River water featured; scenes shown of demonstrations against Governor Rick Snyder; details given about a class action lawsuit. [Resident Melissa MAINS - comments.]
(Studio: Brian Ross) The message from former Marine Amir Hekmati after his release in the prisoner swap with Iran featured; scenes shown of freed Jason Rezaian with his wife, the Iran prison. [HEKMATI - says he feels born again; talks about being questioned.] What the family of American Bob Levinson said discussed.
(New York: Linsey Davis) The backlash against the lack of diversity in this year's Oscar nominations featured; actor George Clooney quoted. [Actor David O?, Jada Pinkett SMITH, Spike LEE - criticize the Academy on behalf of actors of color.] [AMPAS president Cheryl Boone ISAACS@- calls for action.]
(Washington: Mary Bruce) A consumer alert for income tax fraud phone calls examined; statistics cited. [Scam victim Melissa DEGAN?- comments.] [Deputy inspector general Tim CAMUS@- offers advice.]
(New York: David Wright) Last night's final "Jeopardy" question in which all three contestants wound up at zero reviewed; scenes shown.