This program is 29 minutes long
(Kansas City, Missouri: Janet Shamlian) The impact of the snowstorms reviewed; scenes shown of blizzard-like conditions in Kansas & Missouri, traffic accidents, snow & ice in Arkansas, Oklahoma & Pennsylvania, downed trees and power lines; details given about the shortage of salt. [Snow plow driver Cory HELMS, WOMAN - comment.] [Kansas Department of Transportation David GEREISER- says drifting would be our greatest challenge.] [Missouri Department of Transportation Steve PORTER- comments on the amount of snow in Kansas City.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Studio: Al Roker) The weather forecast presented; maps/diagrams shown.
(Sochi, Russia: Richard Engel) The expectation that visitors to Russia will have their computers and cell phones hacked featured; details given about an experiment using new devices. [Computer security expert Kyle WILHOIT- comments on the hacking.] [Kaspersky Lab Sergey NOVIKOV- says every segment of this huge infrastructure can be under attack.]
(New York: Katy Tur) New details about the last days of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died from a heroin overdose, presented; details given about his withdrawal of money from an ATM.
(Los Angeles: Miguel Almaguer) The claim from Salvadoran fisherman Jose Alvarenga that he was lost at sea for over a year examined; clips from “Castaway” shown. [Shipwreck survivor Steven CALLAHAN- says it’s seems unrealistic that it would be a hoax.]
(Melvindale, Michigan: Harry Smith) The efforts of the residents of Melvindale, Michigan and the friends of American speed skater Jessica Smith to raise money for her family to travel to Sochi, Russia to see her compete in the Olympics featured; details given about the Facebook campaign. [Parents Reina & Rick SMITH, J. SMITH - comment.]