This program is 29 minutes long
(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) The report on the breakdown of care for military veterans at V.A. hospitals examined; details given about the scandal over wait times, the problems in Phoenix and calls from Senators John McCain, Mark Udall, John Walsh and Kay Hagan for V.A. Secretary Eric Shinseki to step down; IG report and statement Shinseki quoted. [Senator John McCAIN – says this requires Justice Department involvement.]
(New York: Michelle Miller) Angelou's life and careers reviewed; photos shown; scenes shown of her reading a poem at President Bill Clinton’s inauguration and receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama; her final Tweet quoted. [ANGELOU – reads from “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”; comments on world views.] [Jazz musician Wynton MARSALIS- comments on her soul and intellectual power.]
(Studio: Norah O’Donnell, Gayle King) What will be missed about Angelou and why her voice resonated with people discussed.
(Pentagon: David Martin) Obama’s vision for the military’s role in the world after the Afghanistan war featured; details given about his intention to send American soldiers to train local troops in countries where terrorist groups take root; examples of problems in Libya and Nigeria cited. [OBAMA – calls for partnering with countries where terrorists seek a foothold.]
(Washington: Bob Orr) The investigation into a suicide bombing in Syria by an Al Qaeda-affiliated American featured; Jabhat al-Nusra photo shown of Abu Hurayra al-Amriki.
(Donetsk, Ukraine: Charlie D’Agata) The fighting in Ukraine between government troops and pro-Russian militants updated; scenes shown of militant reinforcements and an anti-aircraft weapon and preparations for war in Donetsk. [Donetsk resident Yulia KRILOV- says the Ukrainian military finally realizes they need protection.] President Petro Poroshenko’s position noted.
(Los Angeles: Ben Tracy) Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s vow to fight to keep the team following the uproar over his racist comments featured; his letter to the NBA quoted. [Sterling’s attorney Max BLECHER- wonders what NBA rule Sterling violated.]