This program is 29 minutes long
(Atlanta: Steve Osunsami) The indictment of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett for faking a hate crime attack on January 29 in Chicago featured; details given about the felony charges for lying. [Chicago police Supt. Eddie JOHNSON - asks why he would use the symbolism of a noose.] [Feb. 14, SMOLLETT - describes what happened: MAGA country.] The possible prison sentence discussed.
(Morrison, Colorado: Clayton Sandell) A new major storm across the country with tornado threats in the South featured; scenes shown of a sliding school bus in Washington, avalanches in Colorado. [Colorado Avalanche Information Center dir. Ethan GREENE, Copper Mountain Resort Ski Patrol Nick SLATON comment on snow conditions.]
(Studio: Tom Llamas; New York: Rob Marciano) The weather forecast as the storm moves East discussed; weather maps shown.
(White House: Terry Mon_) Trump's lashing out at former fixer Michael Cohen for claiming he never sought a pardon featured. [TRUMP - says Cohen lied about the pardon: his lawyers asked for a pardon.] [Feb. 27, COHEN - denies asking for a pardon.] Trump tweet on the pardon lying & Cohen's response quoted. [In response to question from CNN's Kyra Phillips, TRUMP - says he has not discussed a pardon for Paul Manafort, for whom he feels badly.] The lenient prison sentence for Manafort from Judge J.T. Ellis noted.
(New York: Whit Johnson) The latest sexual abuse claims against musician R. Kelly after his CBS interview with Gayle King examined. [KELLY - says he has been assassinated; denies sex with underage girls.] A statement from the new accuser's lawyer Glorida Allred about what happened when she was 13 quoted. [Kelly girlfriends Azriel CLARY, Joycelynn SAVAGE criticize their parents.] [Fathers Angelo CLARY, Timothy SAVAGE- respond.] Kelly's continued imprisonment for not paying child support noted.
(Erbil, Iraq: James Longman) The search in the Syrian region by an American father for his children who were abducted by his wife to ISIS in Syria featured; scenes shown of surrendering ISIS fighters leaving Bagu with wives & children living in makeshift camps. [Father Bashirul SHIKDER- recounts what his wife told him.]
(Washington: David Kerley) The new space race after the return of the SpaceX Dragon capsule to Earth from the International Space Station examined; scenes shown of the craft parachuting down into the Atlantic Ocean after its test flight to later carry an American astronaut. [Two ISS ASTRONAUTS - comment.] Boeing's coming test with NASA noted.
(New York: Erielle Reshef) The apology letter from Jake Patterson, the kidnapper of Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs after he murdered her parents, examined; letter from prison shown; details given about her escape & circumstances of her kidnapping.