This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Ann Curry) The global outcry over the kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls in Nigeria by Boko Haram terrorists featured; video of the Boko Haram leader threatening to sell the girls shown; scenes shown of the girls’ school and of protests; details given about the role of social media. [WOMAN – comments.] [Columbia University Ozioma EGWUONWU- says the terrorists have more power than the government.] [White House press secretary Jay CARNEY – comments on the US response.]
(Washington: Pete Williams) The Supreme Court ruling allowing local governments to start their meetings with prayer examined; details given about the case involving Greece, New York; scenes shown of meetings being opened with prayers; opinions from Justices Anthony Kennedy and Elena Kagan quoted. [Greece town board Bill REILICH- says it’s freedom of speech.] [Opposed government prayer Rob BOSTON- says the country’s religious diversity is expanding.]
(Guthrie, Oklahoma: Janet Shamlian) The battle against the wildfires in Oklahoma featured; scenes shown of National Guard Blackhawks dropping water and of burning buildings; drought map shown. [MAN, Governor Mary FALLIN- comment.]
(Donetsk, Ukraine: Keir Simmons) The fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government forces in eastern Ukraine updated; details given about the takedown of another military helicopter in Slavyansk; scenes shown of a mob storming a government building and of funerals in Odessa.
(Princeton, New Jersey: Ron Mott) The investigation into an accident involving Ringing Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus aerialists performing a hair-hanging act in Rhode Island featured; scenes shown of the performers crashing to the floor; animation shown; photos shown of the performers, including Viktoriya Medeiros and Samantha Pitard. [Providence Fire Department James OKOLOWITCZ, Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven PARE, New England Center for Circus Arts Elsie SMITH, Feld Entertainment Nicole FELD- comment on the accident.]
(Baltimore: Tom Costello) The FDA warning that taking aspirin for cardiovascular health may be harmful to some people without heart disease examined; details given about the potential side effects and the quest by Bayer to seek approval for aspirin as a medication for preventing heart attacks; FDA response quoted. [Mount Sinai Hospital Dr. Eva WAITE, Cleveland Clinic Dr. Steven NISSEN, patient Gwen ELLIS- comment.]
(Newark, Delaware: Kristen Dahlgren) The story of Cole Galloway, who, along with his colleague Sam Logan, created motorized vehicles for disabled kids that also provide physical therapy, presented; scenes shown of 5-year-old Xander Brewer-Ley in his stand-up car; details given about Galloway’s Go Baby Go program, which provides instructions so families can build their own custom cars. [Xander’s mom “BARBARA,” GALLOWAY – comment.]