This program is 29 minutes long
(Phoenix: Kelly O’Donnell) The widening health care scandal at the V.A. updated; scenes shown from a town hall meeting in Phoenix; details given about secret patient appointment lists created to conceal long waiting times; statement from the San Antonio V.A. hospital quoted. [Veteran Jim LILLY- says we were betrayed.] [Senator John McCAIN – says V.A. officials denied everything; criticizes Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.] [V.A. scheduling clerk Brian TURNER- recalls being told to change wait times.] E-mail from a Cheyenne, Wyoming V.A. staffer about “gaming the system” quoted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Live discussion held with NBC News military analyst retired Col. Jack Jacobs about the V.A. mess. [JACOBS – says the entire V.A. system needs to go and it can’t deliver what we need.]
(Donetsk, Ukraine: Richard Engel) Putin’s visit to Crimea, which Russia recently took from Ukraine, and the fighting between the Ukrainian military and pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine reviewed; scenes shown of a demonstration in Donetsk, pro-Russian militiamen being cheered, and the fighting in Mariupol.
(Houston: Janet Shamlian) The increasing age at which women are having children examined; details given about the growing number of women freezing their eggs and the risks for older women giving birth; average cost for egg freezing cited. [Ob/gyn Ellen SOLOMON- comments.] [Cleveland Clinic ob/gyn Dr. Rebecca STARCK- notes women can think about their career for a while.] [New mother Julie HEINGRAHAR- describes her health problems.] The EggBanxx company mentioned.
(Los Angeles: Miguel Almaguer) The effort in California to prevent cell phone theft via a kill switch featured; theft videos shown; photo shown of iPhone user Megan Boken, who was shot after her phone was stolen; details given about opposition from the trade group that represents mobile carriers who make billions on cell phone insurance and about the police recommendation against chasing after the thief; CTIA statement quoted. [Megan’s sister Julie PALAZZOLO, Re/Code co-executive editor Kara SWISHER San Francisco district attorney George GASCON, phone theft victim Sarah McGUIRE- comment.]
(New York: Rehema Ellis) Kindergarteners’ homemade cards and tributes to their moms featured. [“ELIJAH,” “ABENA,” “MADDY,” “ALEX,” “TACHEL,” “DIMITRIOS,” “THEO,” “STELLA,” other KIDS – comment on their moms.]