This program is 29 minutes long
(Foxborough, Massachusetts: Ron Mott) The lawsuit filed by retired football players, including Jim McMahon, accusing the NFL of covering up injuries by illegally giving them painkillers to mask injuries they weren’t aware examined; details given about the settlement paid by the NFL last year. [Players’ lawyer Steve SILVERMAN- says the NFL is putting profit before players.] [NFL commissioner Roger GOODELL- comments.] Former play Keith Van Horne’s claim about his broken leg noted.
(Washington: Tom Costello) Another recall by General Motors examined; details given about the models involved and their problems, including defective seat belts, shift cables and air bags, and fire risk; GM statement and Facebook posts by Sirr Ommit, Lyman GL DeLiguori and Mike Lampa quoted. [Last month, CEO Mary BARRA- says we want to have the safest vehicles on the road.] [CNBC’s Phil LeBEAU- says some of these would not have been a recall in the past.] [Automotive industry analyst Lauren FIX- notes new owners of a used vehicle may not have a clue their car is recalled.]
(Abuja, Nigeria: Bill Neely) The increasing number of terror attacks in Nigeria by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, who kidnapped over 270 schoolgirls 5 weeks ago, examined; details given about the pair of bombings in Jos. [MAN – wonders where the girls are.] [Escaped SCHOOLGIRL – comments.]
(Washington: Chuck Todd) Tough battles for Tea Party candidates running against establishment Republicans examined; details given about the race in Kentucky between Senator Mitch McConnell and Matt Bevin and the struggles for Georgia candidates Representative Paul Broun & Phil Gingrey; campaign ad shown. [Georgia Senate candidates David PERDUE, Jack KINGSTON- comment.] Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s focus on the debt issue in his campaign mentioned.
(Moore, Oklahoma: Kate Snow) A visit with teachers and families of Plaza Tower Elementary School presented; scenes shown of the destruction last year and of the rebuilt school; photos shown of student Sydney Angle, who died; details given about teacher Jennifer Doan’s tribute to the students who were killed by including their initials in her new baby’s name. [Principal Amy SIMPSON, teacher Rhonda CROSSWHITE, student survivor’s MOTHER, Sydney’s PARENTS, DOAN – reflect.]
(New York: Anne Thompson) A report on the impact of climate change on landmarks and monuments reviewed; details given about threats to Jamestown, Virginia, the Kennedy Space Center, Groveland, California, Yosemite National Park and the Statue of Liberty from rising sea levels, storm surges, and increased wildfire risk; footage shown of the relocation of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in 1999. [Union of Concerned Scientists Adam MARKHAM- says there will be places we will no longer be able to visit.] [Union of Concerned Scientists Brenda EKWURZEL- says we can take steps now to preserve our national heritage.] [Park RANGER – comments on the flooding from Superstorm Sandy at the Statue of Liberty.]
(Antigo, Wisconsin: Harry Smith) The battle between the European Union & Wisconsin over cheese made in America reviewed; details given about efforts to stop American cheese makers from using names like parmesan, gorgonzola, asiago & feta, which imply a place in Europe. [Dairy farmer Mike FISHER- says we can compete on the world market.] [Cheese maker Jim SARTORI- says it would have a tremendous impact on Wisconsin.]