This program is 29 minutes long
(Pentagon: David Martin) The US role in the search for the girls featured; scenes shown of aircraft flying surveillance missions; map locating the nearest drone base, which is in Niger, shown.
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.
(Abuja, Nigeria: Debora Patta) The video released today examined; scenes shown of the girls reciting Islamic prayers and answering questions and of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau; details given about the story of Hannah, who was kidnapped last year and held for over 2 months. The response of the Nigerian government to this video discussed.
(New York: Elaine Quijano) The warning from researchers at NASA and the University of California-Irvine that sea levels are rising as the Antarctic ice melts examined; animation shown. [Researcher Eric RIGNOT- says it’s a matter of time before these glaciers disappear to sea.] [NASA’s Tom WAGNER- says it looks like the weak underbelly of Antarctica is starting to flow out to sea.]
(Fritch, Texas: Manuel Bojorquez) The battle against a wildfire in the Texas Panhandle featured; scenes shown of the flames near the town of Fritch; details given about the drought in the region. [Regional fire coordinator Troy DUCHENEAUX- comments on the fast rate of spread.] [Resident Paula LEE- comments.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) The spring snow noted; scenes shown from Colorado & Wyoming, the closed Interstate 80.
(Studio: Jon LaPook) The second case of the MERS virus in the US featured; map shown of the patient’s journey from Saudi Arabia to Orlando; details given about the condition of the first patient, who was from Indiana. [CDC director Dr. Thomas FRIEDEN- comments.]
(Los Angeles: Ben Tracy) Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s interview to CNN in his own defense for making racist comments featured; audiotape played. [STERLING – says he’s not a racist; questions whether former player Magic Johnson has done everything he can to help minorities.] [Interim Clippers CEO Richard PARSONS- says Sterling’s apology is a little late.] Wife Shelley Sterling’s claim she will fight to retain ownership noted.
(Atlanta: Jeff Glor) Accusations of a cover-up by General Motors from the family of Brooke Melton, who died in a Chevy Cobalt with a faulty ignition switch, featured; exchange between the Meltons’ attorney, Lance Cooper, and GM engineer Ray DeGiorgio about a design change quoted; details given about the settlement between the Meltons and GM. [COOPER – says the Meltons know they were lied to; comments on the risk of refiling the case.] Statement from GM quoted.
(555 feet above Washington: Nancy Cordes) The reopening of the Washington Monument, which was damaged by an earthquake in 2011, reviewed; details given about how Longwood, Florida teacher Jason Dumont won an opportunity to be one of the first to tour the refurbished monument through his use of Instagram. [DUMONT, student Jisele ALEXANDER- comment on how the students are inspired by his travel photos.]