This program is 29 minutes long
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The growing scandal over conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center with the firing of Secretary of the Army Francis Harvey featured; scenes shown of Building 18; details given of the controversy over the replacement of Walter Reed director Gen. George Weightman with Lt. Gen. Kevin Kiley. [Secretary of Defense Robert GATES – says he has accepted Harvey’s resignation; criticizes the Army.] [Senator Jack REED- calls for more personnel for Walter Reed.] The decision that Maj. Gen. Eric Schoomaker will take over the facility noted.
(Enterprise, Alabama: Kerry Sanders) The tragedy in Enterprise, Alabama, where a tornado struck a high school and killed 8 students, featured; scenes of the wrecked buildings, cell phone video of the storm and animation of the storm’s path through the school shown. [Student Francisco PAULINO, parent Kim LEWIS- react to the deaths.] [Governor Bob RILEY- defends the school’s action.]
(Americus, Georgia: Martin Savidge) The destruction in Georgia featured; scenes shown from Americus of the damaged Sumter Regional Hospital and destroyed homes in Baker County. [Hospital nurses Phyllis FRAZIER, Martha AUGOOD, security guard Lynwood JOHNSON, president David SEAGRAVES- react.] [Baker County resident Rev. Richard McFARLAND- reacts to losing family members.] President Bush’s plan to tour the region tomorrow noted.
(Atlanta: Mark Potter) The crash near Atlanta of a bus carrying the Bluffton University baseball team reviewed; scenes shown from the crash site; animation shown of the bus going off the overpass onto the highway. ["Atlanta Journal-Constitution" Mike MORRIS- comments on the injured.] [Player A.J. RAMTHUN- describes what happened.] [2 Bluffton STUDENTS – react.]
(Baghdad: Robert Bazell) How the medical staff at US military hospitals in Iraq unwind after dealing with the daily trauma featured; scenes shown of the medical team on the roof of the Baghdad combat hospital. [Surgeon Darryl PUGH, nurse Col. Sharon WILLIAMS, Dr. James McLANE, medic William WILSON- talk about the stress, losing patients.] The “angel flights” that transport American service personnel killed in action mentioned.
(Studio: Nancy Snyderman) Concern about the safety of cough and cold remedies for young children featured; petition to the FDA from the Baltimore city health department quoted; statistics on overdoses cited. [University of Maryland chair of pediatrics Dr. Steven ZINN- says there is the potential for harm.] [Mother Angela SMITH- comments.] [Consumer Health Care Products Assn. president Linda SUYDAM- says parents need to read the label.] What parents should do discussed.
(Costa Mesa, California: Janet Shamlian) Debbe Magnusen’s goal to save babies at risk of being abandoned through her Project Cuddle program featured. [MAGNUSEN – explains what drives her.] [Program beneficiary Priscilla ALVAREZ- says her baby is safe.] [Adoptive mother Leigh-Anne AYERS- praises Magnusen.]