This program is 28 minutes long
(Chicago: Kevin Tibbles) The bitter cold temperatures and snow featured; scenes shown of a traffic pileup near Elko, Minnesota, a broken water main in Detroit, snow falling in Chicago, a Kentucky house where an explosion and fire killed a family seeking shelter, the frozen Allegheny River in Pittsburgh. [MAN; in warming center, Roxanne NINO; Chicago Department of Human Services Eileen DONNERSBERGER; Heatmaster Service Dave ZONCA- react.]
(Orlando: Michelle Kosinski) Charges against astronaut Lisa Nowak for attempting to kidnap and murder Air Force Capt. Colleen Shipman, whom she considered a romantic rival for space shuttle pilot Bill Oefelein, featured; details given of her trip from Houston to Orlando; scenes shown of Nowak in custody. [Orlando police Barbara JONES- comments.] [Former US attorney Kendall COFFEY- says she’ll do prison time.] [NASA chief astronaut Steve LINDSEY- says our concern is Lisa’s health and well-being.] [Space analyst James OBERG- says it’s perplexing behavior.]
(New York: Nancy Snyderman) FDA approval of the MammaPrint genetic test to predict the risk of breast cancer recurrence featured. [Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Dr. Harold BURSTEIN- reviews the implications of the test.] [FDA Dr. Steve GUTMAN- says it’s not a perfect test.] [Patient Susan BOCKEN- comments.]
(New Orleans: Martin Savidge) The failure of the bulk of New Orleans’ population to return to the city examined; statistics on population and returnees considering leaving cited; details given of concerns about crime and the levees and the problems with the Road Home program. [Resident Elvira ROBERTSON- says she’s trying to encourage them to come back.] [Demographer Greg RIGAMER- comments on the smaller population.] [Criminologist Dr. Peter SCHARF- comments on the murder rate.] [Army Corps of Engineers Lt. Col. Murray STARKEL, Recovery Czar Ed BLAKELY- comment.]
(New Orleans: Brian Williams) A house hoisted up on stilts shown.
(New Orleans: Anne Curry) The impact of the storm on one child featured. [From “Dateline,” December 25, 2005, 8-year-old Michael JACKSON- says the storm took his bike, his house, his toys, his games.] [Michael’s mother Tangela MILLER- states bringing her children back would make them feel whole.] [Now, JACKSON – says it’s gotten a little gooder.]