This program is 29 minutes long
(Los Angeles: Joe Fryer) The tributes pouring in for Williams featured; scenes shown of memorials at places around the country made famous by Williams’ iconic roles; film clips shown; reactions from actors Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg and the Motion Picture Academy quoted. [MAN – says toxicology testing will be conducted.] [Mill Valley resident Gigi LOVE†, MAN, actress Meryl STREEP - comment on Williams.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Williams’ comedic genius featured; details given about his background and career; clips from TV, film and live performances shown.
(Bethesda, Maryland: Tom Costello) The deadly flooding in the Northeast and Midwest reviewed; scenes shown of floodwaters in Detroit and the Washington-Baltimore region, submerged cars, dive teams searching for victims and water rescues; map shown. [Police OFFICER – says a lot of the areas may be electrified.] [2 WOMEN – describes being trapped in a restaurant.] [The Weather Channel’s Paul GOODLOE- comments on the rainfall.] [MAN – says turn around if you see rising water.]
(Ferguson, Missouri: John Yang) The unrest in Ferguson updated; scenes shown of police painting over threatening graffiti, looted stores reopening, police in riot gear last night, a protest at the prosecutor’s office, protestors with the hands up; statement from President Obama quoted. [Police Chief Thomas JACKSON- explains the decision not to release the officer’s name.] [Brown family lawyer Benjamin CRUMP- says they want the name to be released.]
(Erbil, Iraq: Keir Simmons) The humanitarian crisis from the flight of religious minorities from ISIS militants in northern Iraq featured; scenes shown of ISIS atrocities and the Kurds fighting against them.
(Studio: Nancy Snyderman) The renewed conversation on depression, substance abuse and suicide examined in light of the death of actor Robin Williams; remarks from actor Chevy Chase quoted; details given about the symptoms of clinical depression. [National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Lisa FURST- says we want to take calls seriously.] [American Psychiatric Assn. president Dr. Paul SUMMERGRAD- says it’s important we stop seeing these illnesses as false.] [National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Gloria JETTER- says having wealth and fame does not mean you don’t have your own sadness.]
(No location given: Harry Smith) The charitable legacy of the late Robin Williams reviewed; details given about his work with Comic Relief, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, and the Robin Williams Scholarship for the Juilliard School; photos shown of scholarship recipient Jessica Chastain and of Williams with friend Christopher Reeve, who credited Williams with helping him after his accident; scenes shown of Williams at USO performances. [Sick child Darcy’s mother Cathy CASSIDY- says he really cared.]