This program is about 1 hour long
(Dumas, Arkansas: Charles Crowson) The impact of a tornado in Dumas, Arkansas, featured; scenes shown. [Witness Bobbi THOMAS- describes what happened at the Fred’s store.] NOTE: technical problems.
(Studio: Rick Sanchez) Aerial scenes shown of damage in Dumas.
(Studio: Jacqui Jeras) The storm featured.
(Studio: Rick Sanchez) Dumas Mayor Marion Gill’s assessment of damage and casualties noted.
(Studio: Jacqui Jeras) The storm system and the tornado warnings featured; scenes shown of damage in Bossier City, Louisiana.
(Studio: Rick Sanchez) Reports of looting in Dumas after the storm noted. Live interview held with Crowson about the situation in Dumas; survivors’ accounts quoted. [CROWSON – outlines what is being done in the immediate aftermath of the tornado; notes arrests of looters; comments on assistance for displaced people.]
(Studio: Jacqui Jeras) The characteristics of the storm, what meteorologists look at and the lingering danger featured; inset scenes shown.
(Studio: Rick Sanchez) Aerial scenes shown.
(Studio: Jacqui Jeras) The severe weather threat from a winter storm featured; maps shown.
(Studio: Paula Zahn) The controversy over hip-hop music and culture examined; excerpts from music videos and the documentary “Hip-Hop: Beyond the Beats and Rhymes” shown. [“Vibe” magazine editor-in-chief Danyel SMITH, singer Mary J. BLIGE- comment on freedom of expression.] [Rap pioneer Grandmaster CAZ- comments on gangsta rap replacing the black movement.] [Filmmaker Byron HURT- comments on the depiction of women in the videos.] [Entrepreneur Russell SIMMONS- says rappers are reflections of our sad truth.] [Rapper Yung JOC- comments on the use of derogatory words to talk about women.] Results of a CNN poll on whether hip-hop is art or poison cited.