This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Tom Aspell) The search for passengers who flew on 2 transatlantic flights with a man with a dangerous form of tuberculosis featured; map shown of the flights. [CDC Dr. Julie GERBERDING, National Jewish Research and Medical Center Dr. Charles DALEY- comment on the drug resistance of the disease.] [Vanderbilt University Medical Center Dr. William SCHAFFNER- notes people who were closest on the plane are at greatest risk.]
(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) The Supreme Court ruling limiting a worker’s ability to sue for pay discrimination reviewed; details given about Lily Ledbetter’s case against Goodyear in Gadsden, Alabama, and about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s strong dissent; courtroom sketches by Art Lien shown. [LEDBETTER, Ledbetter’s lawyer Kevin RUSSELL, business group lawyer Karen HARNED- react.]
(Baghdad: Ian Williams) The deadly month in Iraq reviewed; US troop casualties cited; details given about the deaths of 10 soldiers on Memorial Day.
(Boston: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Atlanta: Martin Savidge) The stories of some of the troops killed this month presented; details given about and photos shown of Katie Soenksen, Michael Jaurigue and Justin Wisniewski. [Michael’s parents Jose and Juana JAURIGUE, Wisniewski’s high school coach Bob MARKLE- comment.] NOTE: no audio for the first 7 seconds of this report.
(U.N.: Ann Curry) Efforts to crack down on the atrocities in the Darfur region of Sudan featured; details given of President Bush’s announcement of sanctions and the call for expanded U.N. action; scenes shown of villagers “Miriam,” “Thomas” and “Aziza”. [BUSH – says the US will not avert our eyes.] [Brookings Institution Susan RICE- reacts to the moves against the Sudanese regime.]
(Boston: Rehema Ellis) The Massachusetts program requiring health care coverage for everyone in the state examined; scenes shown of Governor Mitt Romney signing the mandatory health coverage bill in 2006; map shown of states considering health care reform. [Residents Gabriel FIELD, Sandy O’BRIEN- offer views.] [Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Jon KINGSDALE- outlines improvements to the plan.] [Pacific Research Institute CEO Sally PIPES- criticizes the cost to taxpayers.]
(Vallejo, California: George Lewis) The public’s captivation with the 2 wayward whales making their way toward the Pacific Ocean updated; scenes shown of the mother whale and her calf, spectators; details recalled of other whale stories, including the story of “Humphrey.” [Marine Mammal Center Jim OSWALD, whale fan Dennis CAHILL- comment.]