This program is 28 minutes long
(Amherst, New York: Tom Costello) The fatal Colgan Air commuter plane crash reviewed; scenes shown of the fire on the ground; animated diagram shown while taped conversation between the Buffalo control tower and First Officer Rebecca Shaw is played; details given of concerns about ice and the plane’s de-icing capabilities; photo shown of victim Beverly Eckert, a 9/11 widow. [Witnesses Sean WOLF, Mary Jane LUCE- describe what happened.] [NTSB board member Steve CHEALANDER- reads a statement on the severe pitch and roll excursions of the plane.] [Aviation safety consultant John COX- notes the danger from ice.] [Colgan CEO Philip TRENARY- says this is the saddest day in the history of our airline.] The Dash 8 Q400 aircraft discussed.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Clarence Center, New York: Peter Alexander) Accounts of the crash from witnesses presented; photos by Stephen Wallace of the wreckage and family photos of victims Doug Wielinski, who was killed in his house, Maddy Loftus and Susan Wehle shown. [Neighborhood resident Tony TATRO, WALLACE, firefighter David CASE- describe what happened.] [Widow Karen WIELINSKI, Shaw’s mother Lynn MORRIS- react.]
(Capitol: Kelly O’Donnell) The final steps in the process of approving President Obama's economic stimulus package featured; details given about the lack of Republican support and the cap on salaries at banks that accepted bailout money; scenes shown of Representatives David Obey, Zach Wamp, Harold Rogers, Xavier Becerra, John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi and Senators Sheldon Whitehouse, Pat Roberts and Chris Dodd commenting on the bill. The Senate’s extension of voting so Senator Sherrod Brown could attend funeral services for his mother noted.
(Studio: Robert Bazell) The sudden surge in flu cases featured; CDC statistics cited; map of flu activity shown; details given of problems with Tamiflu in treating influenza types A and B. [Vanderbilt University Dr. William SCHAFFNER- notes concern about the usefulness of Tamiflu.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The story of Eckert, who co-founded the family advocacy group Voices of September 11, presented; audiotape played of her husband, Sean Rooney, reporting the plane crash into the World Trade Center; photos and footage shown. [ECKERT – talks about her late husband.] [Friend and Voices of September 11 co-founder, Mary FETCHET; President OBAMA, sister Karen ECKERT- comment on Eckert.]