This program is 29 minutes long
(Lagrange, Georgia: Kerry Sanders) The extreme weather in the South featured; scenes shown from Enterprise, where a tornado tore apart a high school. [High school STUDENT, MAN, PARENT, Pike County, Alabama, Sheriff Russell THOMAS- describe what happened; react.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Enterprise, Alabama: Bryan Henry) The situation in Enterprise as another storm approaches reviewed; scenes shown.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Live interview held with WeatherPlus.com meteorologist Bill Karins about the massive storm system; maps shown. [KARINS – comments on tornado warnings; notes the blizzard conditions in the Midwest and the forecast for the Northeast.]
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The fallout from the deplorable conditions for veterans in the outpatient program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center featured; details given of the firing of Gen. George Weightman and the controversy created by his temporary replacement, Lt. Gen. Kevin Kiley; scenes shown of Building 18; Army statement quoted. [Last week, KILEY – says this is not a horrific, catastrophic failure at Walter Reed.] [Secretary of Defense Robert GATES – says he doesn’t have much patience with people who don’t step up to the plate.] [Senator Claire McCASKILL- calls for better treatment of our wounded.] [Veterans for America Steve ROBINSON- says the system is hemorrhaging.]
(New York: David Gregory) The backpedaling by presidential candidate Senator John McCain after making statements about the Iraq war on "Late Night with David Letterman" featured; McCain’s explanation quoted; details given of his campaign problems; “Time” poll findings on Republican candidates cited; scenes shown of an anti-McCain document put out by conservatives. [Last night, McCAIN - announces his candidacy; says we wasted a lot of our most precious treasure, which is American lives, over there.] [“National Review” Byron YORK- says this is an effort to show the energetic, hard-charging McCain is back at it.] [Conservative activist David BOSSIE- says McCain has bucked the conservative issues year after year.]
(Tikrit, Iraq: Robert Bazell) The efforts of US military personnel in Iraq to treat wounded enemies featured; scenes shown of reservists working on Iraqis at Camp Speicher near Tikrit while US soldiers stand guard over the insurgents and of a birthday celebration for nurse Lisa McCullough. [Dr. Eric SHRYE- notes the facility’s blood supply is low.] [Donating blood, Brian SUAM- says a human life is a human life.] [Dr. John ALLERDING- talks about a policeman who died of his injuries.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Tomorrow’s segment previewed.
(Madison, Wisconsin: Kevin Tibbles) The use of cameras in cars to monitor teen driving examined; drivecam videos shown. [Mother and son Kelly and Patrick LACKMAN- comment on his driving.] [University of Iowa Daniel McGEHEE- says kids space out and they’re off the road.] [American Family Insurance Rick FEATHERSTON- cites increased safety when cameras are used.]