This program is 29 minutes long
(Chicago: Dean Reynolds) The difficulty for municipalities to manage the mess from the snow featured; scenes shown from Missouri & Kansas, a salt-carrying barge frozen into the Illinois River, a coyote running across Lake Michigan; figures on salt usage in Michigan & Ohio cited. [Maywood, Illinois public works director John WEST- comments on the salt shortage.] The drop in blood donations noted.
(Studio: Scott Pelley; no location given: Eric Fisher) The current storm and the forecast discussed; maps shown.
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Flight cancellation figures for the past 2 days cited.
(Atlanta: Mark Strassmann) An inside look at Delta Air Lines’ command center and how grounded planes, crews and passengers are managed presented; details given about the operations at Delta’s social media center. [Delta’s Dave HOLTZ- comments on the juggling of planes and crews.]
(Washington: Sharyl Attkisson) A CBO report saying some people will pass up full-time jobs because of Obamacare examined; details given about the role of taxes & penalties on reducing the incentive to work and about the possibility that businesses will eliminate full-time jobs. [Georgetown University David CUSANO- comments on people who couldn’t retire because of insurance.] [Senator John CORNYN- says people may find themselves out of work as a result of the policies of the Affordable Care Act.]
(New York: Elaine Quijano) The push for smart cards, which use a computer chip rather than a magnetic stripe to store user information, featured; map shown of global smart card use; credit card fraud statistics cited. [CPI Card Group CEO Steve Montross- notes the data authentication changes with every transaction.] [MasterCard’s Tim MURPHY- comments on the cost of switching to smart cards.] The rise in credit card fraud committed online in England noted.
(New York: Vinita Nair) The increased competition among heroin dealers that is prompting them to not dilute the drug as much as they used to examined; details given about the spike in heroin seizures along the border with Mexico and the combination of heroin & fentanyl in Pennsylvania; the increase in heroin-related deaths in New York City cited. [New York DEA Jamie HUNT- notes there is a marketing scheme among dealers.]
(Akhtyr, Russia: Mark Phillips) Complaints from the residents of Akhtyr, Russia, which is halfway between the 2 Olympic venues, that the Games have ruined their lives featured; details given about transportation problems and the impact of construction and digging in the quarry, which has tainted the wells. [Olympic Organizing Committee chairman Dmitry CHERNYSHENKO- comments.]
(New York: Jim Axelrod) Photographer Harry Benson’s pictures of the Beatles featured; footage and photos shown. [BENSON – talks about his work.]