This program is 29 minutes long
(Northampton, Massachusetts: Rehema Ellis) The aftermath of the storm featured; scenes shown of the traffic backup on Interstate 78 in Pennsylvania, where supplies were delivered to stranded motorists by the National Guard, a gas station with its roof ripped off by wind in Cleveland, rescue efforts for 2 teens buried in snow in Windham, Maine; video of a FedEx truck crash in Kentucky shown. [3 PEOPLE, Northampton, Maine, resident Stanley ZIGO– react.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Reagan National Airport: Tom Costello) The outrage of passengers trapped on JetBlue planes stuck on the tarmac at the airport reviewed; scenes and diagrams shown from the New York City airport. [Passengers Lou MARTINS, Keith JANSEN- describe their ordeal.] [JetBlue Airlines CEO David NEELEMAN- says we never should have let it happen.] [Airline expert Steve DANISHEK- explains why the passengers weren’t brought back to the terminal.] [January 31, stranded passenger Kate HANNI- comments on the push for a passengers’ bill of rights.]
(Baghdad: Jane Arraf) Reports that Al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Ayyoub al-Masri was wounded in a clash with police in Baghdad featured; video of al-Masri shown. The progress of the security crackdown in Baghdad discussed.
(Atlanta: Martin Savidge) The NASCAR cheating scandal involving the discovery of a foreign substance in driver Michael Waltrip’s engine reviewed; details given of the suspension of members of Waltrip’s crew and the embarrassment for Toyota, which was making its NASCAR debut. [WALTRIP – apologizes.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Waltrip’s qualification in the Daytona 500 in a backup car noted.
(Baghdad: Ned Colt) Criticism that the government isn’t doing enough to help refugees from Iraq, especially those who helped the US war effort, examined; statistics cited. [Iraqi translator “A.J.” – says he was proud to wear the uniform with the American flag; says he is facing a hard time.] [Senator Edward KENNEDY- says we have to do everything to protect them.] [Former S/Sgt. Paul BUNN- says it’s a life-or-death situation for A.J.]
(Grants Pass, Oregon: Ann Curry) The reporter’s account of helping her dad, who has heart disease, presented; scenes shown of dad Bob Curry dancing, volunteering at the hospital, teaching tai chi and reciting poetry; family photos shown. [Bob CURRY – talks about finding something to live for and getting remarried.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Coming segments previewed.