This program is 29 minutes long
(Beijing: Seth Doane) The search for the plane reviewed; details given about the discovery that 2 passengers used stolen passports; photos shown of American passenger Phil Wood and his girlfriend Sarah Bajc. [BAJC – comments.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.
(Washington: Bob Orr) The possibility of terrorism examined; details given about how the stolen passports were obtained, the men who carried them, and the lack of a widespread debris field.
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Live discussion held with CBS News aviation & safety expert Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger about the plane. [SULLENBERGER – comments on the lack of communication from the pilots; describes what could have gone wrong.]
(Sevastopol, Ukraine: Elizabeth Palmer) Plans in Crimea for a referendum on whether to officially become part of Russia featured; scenes shown of a pro-Russia demonstration, Russian forces inside Crimea, and a Ukrainian war vessel with mattresses attached to repel Russian soldiers. The deep, emotional attachment to Russia by many Crimeans noted.
(New York: Don Dahler) The first public comments from Peter Lanza, whose son Adam carried out the massacre at Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012 featured; his comments in “The New Yorker” to Andrew Solomon quoted; details given about Adam’s Asperger’s syndrome; family photos and video shown. [SOLOMON – talks about the interview.] Lanza’s refusal to tell where Adam is buried noted.
(Studio: Jon LaPook) A new blood test that may predict whether someone will get Alzheimer’s disease examined; details given about the study that found a connection between lipids and the disease. [84-year-old Cappy FRIEDMAN, her boyfriend Bob BRESSLER, Georgetown University Dr. Howard FEDEROFF- comment.]
(Tallahassee: Mark Strassmann) The demand in Florida for changes to the state’s Stand Your Ground gun law featured; details given about the case of Marissa Alexander; maps shown; scenes shown of a demonstration in support of repealing the law. [State representative Matt GAETZ, Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina FULTON- offer differing opinions.]
(Houston: Chip Reid) The debilitating effects of space on the human body featured; details given of concerns about radiation and how speed could help in a mission to Mars. [Astronauts Michael BARRATT, Tom MARSHBURN- comment.]