This program is 29 minutes long
(Kiev: Holly Williams) The deadly standoff in Ukraine updated; details given about a tentative agreement to stop fighting; scenes shown of protestors tearing up the sidewalks in Independence Square and filling Molotov cocktails, violent fighting against the police and President Viktor Yanukovych warning that the demonstrators are trying to seize power. [Translator Oleg BLASCHTSCHUK- says he will fight for his family.] How this conflict will be resolved discussed.
(Studio: Scott Pelley) The background to the unrest reviewed.
(Toluca, Mexico: Major Garrett) President Obama’s response to the Ukrainian upheaval featured. [OBAMA – says we expect the Ukrainian government to show restraint and we expect the protestors to remain peaceful.]
(Washington: Wyatt Andrews) The Homeland Security warning to US airlines about explosives hidden in shoes, liquids and cosmetics examined; photos shown of Richard Reid, who tried to detonate a shoe bomb in 2001.
(New York: Michelle Miller) The damage to the economy from the winter weather reviewed; statistics on home construction and factory production cited. [In Rockaway, New York, house framer Jerry SIMMS, Arverne By The Sea developer Gerry ROMSKI; in Iron Mountain, Michigan BOSS Snowplow owner Dave BRULE- comment.]
(Sochi: Mark Phillips) The Russian hockey team’s loss to Finland featured; details given about the importance of hockey in Russia; scenes shown of Russian President Vladimir Putin playing. [Russian MAN, Finnish team player’s FATHER, former Russian star Igor LARIONOV– comment.]
(Los Angeles: Ben Tracy) The struggle in California to get Latinos to sign up for Obamacare examined; statistics on Latinos covered by the Affordable Care Act cited; details given about the enrollment obstacles, including the language barrier, concerns about immigration status and computer access. [Covered California Angelica MARQUEZ, Peter LEE, Pasadena resident Nora CASTELLANO- comment.]
(Los Angeles: Carter Evans) Whistleblower Donna Busche’s claim that she was fired in retaliation for raising concerns about the cleanup project examined; statement from subcontractor URS quoted. [BUSCHE, fellow whistleblower Walter TAMOSAITIS- comment.]
(Seoul: Seth Doane) The story of South Korean tutor Kim Ki-Hoon, who makes over 4 million dollars a year, presented; details given about the afterschool learning industry in test-score-obsessed South Korea; scenes shown of students cheering on classmates before an exam, parents praying for their kids’ success. [KIM, student SEUNG Jun-Yang– comment.]