This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Bob Orr) Taliban video of the handover of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban soldiers in Afghanistan to US Special Forces examined.
(Studio: Maurice DuBois) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: Margaret Brennan) Bergdahl’s service record in Afghanistan before he was captured reviewed; photo shown of Pvt. Matthew Martinek, who was killed while searching for Bergdahl. [Martinek’s mother Cheryl BRANDES, stepfather LUCCIONI- comment.] What charges Bergdahl might be facing discussed.
(Studio: Maurice DuBois) The cancellation of homecoming festivities in Hailey, Idaho reported.
(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) Anger among Congressmembers over President Obama’s failure to notify them about the exchange of Taliban prisoners for Bergdahl featured; details given about reactions from Senators Mark Kirk and Marco Rubio to claims about Bergdahl’s health.
(St. Louis: Vicente Arenas) The severe weather featured; scenes shown of heavy rain in Nebraska, a train derailed by wind in Kansas, cars damaged by hail near Omaha, a wrecked car, and downed trees. [National Weather Service Ben MILLER – comments on the weather system moving eastward.]
(Detroit: Jeff Glor) The case of Mikale Erickson, who died in a Saturn Ion driven by his fiancée Candice Anderson, reviewed; details given about Anderson’s conviction for negligent homicide and the later discovery that Mikale’s death was one of the 13 that GM has linked to a faulty ignition switch. [ANDERSON – comments on her emotional guilt.] [Mother Rhonda ERICKSON- says GM owes her an apology.]
(Brussels: Bill Plante) Obama’s remarks on the crisis in Ukraine reviewed. [OBAMA – says we will not accept Russia’s occupation of Crimea.] NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.
(Elmont, New York: Michelle Miller) The much-needed boost for the sport of horse racing if California Chrome should win the Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown featured; details given about the drop in betting and attendance at tracks, the tainted image of the sport, and competition from casino gambling. [Trainer Art SHERMAN- comments.] [Jockey Gary STEVENS- says if Chrome doesn’t win he’s going to be another statistic.] [Co-trainer Alan SHERMAN- says Chrome has put fans back in the stands.] The background of Chrome’s owners Perry Martin & Steve Coburn reviewed. [MARTIN - comments.]
(Utah Beach, France: Mark Phillips) The mission of World War II veteran Charlie Wilson to tell his D-Day story to young people featured; historical footage/photos shown. [WILSON – recounts his experience on the beach; says all veterans are his heroes.] [French student Julie LaLOUTRE, George Rogers Clark High School student Montanna PALMER- praise Wilson.]