This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Brian Williams, Bill Karins) The development of another winter storm in the Midwest discussed; maps shown.
(Boston: Victoria Block) The impact of the snowstorm in Boston featured; scenes shown of traffic jams, people digging out. [DRIVER, Boston RESIDENT, Governor Deval PATRICK†- comment on the storm.] [Massachusetts Highway Department Commissioner Luisa PAIEWONSKY†- comments on efforts to alleviate congestion.] The delivery of a baby to a woman who went into labor in her car noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams, Bill Karins) The forecast with the storm moving toward the East discussed; maps shown; predicted snowfall from this nor’easter cited.
(New York: Mike Taibbi) The impact on young athletes of steroid use by major league baseball stars examined in the wake of George Mitchell’s report; photos shown of high school player Taylor Hooten, who committed suicide after taking steroids. [MITCHELL – says hundreds of thousands of our children are using them.] [President BUSH; at Congressional hearing on March 17, 2005, Hooten’s father Don HOOTEN- comment on the wrong message from the pros.] [“Steroid Nation” author Shaun ASSAEL- calls for baseball to inflict some real pain.] [Today, HOOTEN – says making a decision to cheat has consequences.]
(New Orleans: Martin Savidge) The growing homeless population in New Orleans examined; scenes shown of a tent city near City Hall, people sleeping beneath underpasses, protests against the demolition of storm-damaged public housing units; statistics on federal Road Home assistance cited. [Homeless Lori WHEELER, MAN - comment.] [Homeless advocate Denise CHAN- says it is a human crisis in an American city.] [Ozanam Inn Shelter administrator Biaggio DiGIOVANNI- comments on the cutback in homeless facilities.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Sundarban islands, India: Ian Williams) The vulnerability of the Sundarban islands in the delta region of Bangladesh and India to global warming featured; details given about erosion due to the rising sea level; scenes shown. [World Wildlife Fund Subhro SEN†- says this island has lost 2 or 3 villages.]
(Florida: Ari Odzer) The chain of kindness started by a man who bought coffee for the person behind him at a drive-through Starbucks in Florida that continued for the rest of the day featured; scenes shown. [Several coffee BUYERS, store manager Alex PINCK– react.] [Chain starter Arthur ROSENFELD- explains why he did it.]
(Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Rehema Ellis) The Darryl Hunt Project, a support program started by Darryl Hunt, who spent nearly 20 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of rape and murder, to educate the public and help ex-convicts enter back into society, featured; scenes shown of Hunt at Winston-Salem State University; excerpt shown from an HBO documentary. [HUNT – speaks of forgiveness and helping people.] [Ex-con Kevin KELLY- says Hunt gave him encouragement to stay strong.]