This program is 29 minutes long
(Los Angeles: Chris Jansing) The impact of the earthquake featured; scenes shown of store items off shelves, students evacuated from Woodland Hills High School, broken water pipes. [Several PEOPLE – react.] [Governor Arnold SCHWARZENEGGER - comments on the quake.] The reporter’s reaction discussed.
(London: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(New York: George Lewis) The warning about a major earthquake in California within 30 years featured; details given about the Northridge quake in 1994 and the San Francisco quakes in 1989 and 1906. [Caltech seismologist Kate HUTTON- says this is the first one in a populated area in a long time.] [Caltech geophysicist Thomas HEATON- comments.]
(Justice Department: Pete Williams) The indictment of Alaska's Republican Senator Ted Stevens for failing to report gifts and services he received from the Veco oil services company featured; statement from Stevens quoted. [Justice Department Matthew FREIDRICH†- comments on the case.] [Taxpayers for Common Sense Steve ELLIS†- comments on Stevens’s failure to list the services on his financial disclosure form.] [NBC News political director Chuck TODD†- comments on Stevens’s political future.]
(Los Angeles: Scott Cohn) The ripple effect of the decline in home prices examined; statistics cited; details given of the impact on state and local governments due to falling property tax revenues and the fall in consumer confidence. [Los Angeles home seller Cheryl CROMWELL- says she has no offers.] [New York Governor David PATERSON- says this situation will get worse before it gets better.] [Service Employees International Union president Yvonne WALKER- reacts to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s threat to cut state employees’ pay.] [Economist Donald STRASZHEIM- notes it could be an enormous hit to the finances of municipal governments.] The closing of Bennigan’s restaurant chain due to bankruptcy noted. [WOMAN – reacts.]
(Chicago: Robert Bazell) New research into treating Alzheimer’s disease reviewed; details given about experimental drugs, including Rember and Dimebon, and progress in earlier diagnosis. [Alzheimer’s Assn. Dr. Samuel GANDY- comments on promising drug trials.] [Massachusetts General Hospital Dr. Rudy TANZI- says we can be optimistic about the next wave of drugs.]
(Beijing: Richard Engel) China’s race to clean up the air before the start of the Olympic Games featured; scenes shown of the thick smog in Beijing; details given of factory shutdowns and restrictions on cars. [Greenpeace campaign director Lo Tze PING- states China’s efforts are not up to expectations.]
(New York: Mike Taibbi) The renewed popularity of motorcycles due to high gas prices featured. [Motorcyclist Jeff TROJAN, Marshall’s Motorsports Dan MARSHALL- comment on saving gas money.] [Marshall’s Motorsports mechanic Jack HICKEY- notes older bikes are being brought out to be brought back to life.] [’82 Suzuki rider Brian WEEKS- comments.]