This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Tom Costello) The safety of air travel examined in light of the disappearance of Air Algerie Flight 5017 in Mali, the latest in a series of international aviation disasters; map shown; FAA warning about the danger of flying over war-torn Mali quoted; details given about recent plane accidents and the FAA’s list of places US airlines are prohibited from flying; statistics from MIT’s Arnold Barnett cited. [Aviation analyst John COX- asserts the skies around the world are safe.] [Transportation Secretary Anthony FOXX- comments.] [NTSB acting chairman Christopher HART- says when there’s a mishap the industry works together to find out why.]
(Gaza City: Richard Engel) A deadly air strike in Gaza on a U.N. school where Palestinians sought shelter from Israel’s invasion featured; scenes shown of injured children at the overwhelmed hospital. [WOMAN – rails against Israel.] [UNRWA’s Robert TURNER- says the initial indication is the strike came from Israeli forces.] [Israel Defense Forces Lt. Col. Peter LERNER- says there is a possibility there was a loose mortar that was mis-shot.] A demonstration in the West Bank shown.
(Studio: Brian Williams) The lifting of the FAA’s ban on US airline flights into and out of Ben Gurion airport in Israel reported.
(Cheriton, Virginia: Peter Alexander) The impact of a deadly tornado at the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Virginia reviewed; scenes shown of damaged RVs and hail; photos shown of Lord Balatbat and Lolabeth Ortega, who were killed; Tweet from camper Jordan Bertok quoted; 3-D image of the storm shown. [MAN, campers April REITNAUER, Heather HOLLINGSWORTH, WOMAN - comment.]
(Above Washington: Jacob Rascon) The damage from the wildfires in Washington reviewed; aerial views of Alta Lake and Pateros shown.
(Washington: Pete Williams) The botched execution of Joseph Wood in Arizona examined; details given about the drugs, Midazolam and Hydromorphone, which were also used in the troubled execution of Dennis McGuire, and about Wood’s crimes; remarks from California attorney Alex Kozinski quoted. [“Arizona Republic” reporter Michael KIEFER- describes what happened to Wood.] [Victim’s sister Jeanne BROWN- comments on concerns about Wood’s treatment.] [Fordham University School of Law Deborah DENNO- responds to calls to bring back firing squads.]
(Studio: Nancy Snyderman) Research finding that 7 hours is the ideal of amount of sleep for most people reviewed; details given about the sleep habits of notable people, including Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, and Margaret Thatcher. [WOMAN, MAN, Los Angeles resident Elizabeth MacAFEE– comment.] [University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of medicine Dr. Philip GEHRMAN- says we are a society that wants to be getting things done.]
(New York: Savannah Guthrie) The excitement over the upcoming movie "Fifty Shades of Grey" featured; trailer shown; "New York Times" comment about the book on which it’s based quoted. [Actress Dakota JOHNSON – comments.] [LIBRARIAN – says it’s not appropriate material for our bookshelves.] [Book club WOMAN, WOMAN on the street – comment.]