This program is 29 minutes long
(Reagan National Airport, Washington: Tom Costello) The continuing crisis in air travel featured; details given about flight cancellations due to wiring inspections on American Airlines MD-80 jets and about FAA air worthiness directives. [American Airlines Mary Frances FAGAN- notes fewer flights were cancelled at O’Hare.] [PASSENGER – comments.] [FAA inspectors’ union president Tom BRANTLEY- predicts more flight cancellations.] [Bestfares.com Tom PARSONS- recommends travelers’ insurance.]
(Washington: Brian Williams) The drop in General Electric stock cited; Stock Market Report.
(Washington: Brian Williams; CNBC headquarters: Scott Cohn) What happened to GE and the impact of its negative earnings report on the economy discussed.
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The impact on Senator Hillary Clinton’s campaign of former President Bill Clinton’s references to her Bosnia blunder featured; scenes shown of her at an aerobics class. [B. CLINTON – states she misstated late at night when she was exhausted; states people who are 60 will forget...; says Hillary told him to let her handle this.] [Democratic strategist Robert SHRUM- says his campaign errors have hurt her.]
(Philadelphia: Rehema Ellis) The efforts of Men United for a Better Philadelphia to address crime and punishment among African Americans featured; statistics cited; scenes shown of group members talking with kids. [Men United Bill COBB- says he wished someone had talked to him.] [Men United Hassan FREEMAN- says the alternative to his message is death or prison.] [Men United director Mark HARRELL- says there is a need for men to be in the streets doing positive things.] The drop in Philadelphia’s homicide rate noted.
(Washington: Brian Williams) Programming notes.
(San Angelo, Texas: Don Teague) The investigation into the polygamous sect in Texas updated; details given about what was seized in the search of the compound and another call from a teenage girl claiming abuse at another polygamous community. [Shelter incident commander Kevin DINNIN- states the mothers of the children who were taken can leave.] [Volunteer Dr. Steven SMITH- comments on the women and children.]
(Seattle: Ann Curry) Exclusive interview held with exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama about the humanitarian crisis in Tibet and the protests over the Olympic torch. [DALAI LAMA – says there is starvation in Tibet; appeals for medical facilities; responds to China calling him a terrorist; says we are not anti-Chinese and he supports China hosting the Olympic games; states he sent a message discouraging violence in San Francisco; offers his view on protests; comments on China’s human rights record; says violence is never justified.]
(Waterloo, Wisconsin: Roger O’Neil) The Crave Brothers farm in Wisconsin, where they convert cow manure into methane gas to power their dairy farm and their neighbors’ homes, featured; scenes shown of the cheese-making facility; details given about the beneficial byproducts. [Charlie, George, Mark CRAVE – comment on their operation.]