This program is 29 minutes long
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The drama off the coast of Somalia, where pirates attacked the Maersk Alabama cargo ship and are holding Capt. Richard Phillips hostage, featured; details given of the Navy’s response; animation shown of the pirate attack. [Former FBI hostage negotiator Christopher VOSS- says the important thing is to not let it escalate.] [Secretary of Defense Robert GATES – says foremost in our minds is the safety of the captain.] [Phillips’ sister-in-law Lea COGGIO- reacts to Phillips offering himself in place of his men.] [Crew member’s father Joseph MURPHY- comments on the situation.]
(Los Angeles: Jane Wells) A possible upturn in the housing market examined; details given of concern about a new wave of foreclosures. [President OBAMA – comments on low mortgage rates.] [Wells Fargo CFO Howard ATKINS- says there is activity.] [Florsheim Homes CEO Joe ANFUSO- comments on increased sales.] [Realtor Kevin MORAN- comments on houses that are vacant without the lender knowing.] [Banking analyst Paul MILLER- says we still have foreclosures that the system needs to digest.]
(Stillwater, Oklahoma: Jim Gardner) The Oklahoma fires featured; scenes shown of the smoke and flames.
(Los Angeles: Lee Cowan) The tragic death of Los Angeles Angels rookie pitcher Nick Adenhart in a traffic accident featured; scenes shown from last night's game, the wrecked car and Adenhart’s agent Scott Boras breaking down; photo shown of Andrew Gallo, who was driving the van that hit Adenhart’s car. [Fullerton police Lt. Kevin HAMILTON- outlines charges against Gallo.] [BORAS – says his life’s goal was to be a major league baseball player.] [Earlier, ADENHART – says he tries to get better every time.] [Childhood friend Greg SMALL- comments.]
(New York: Rehema Ellis) The impact of the economic downturn on state-financed preschool programs featured; enrollment statistics cited; map shown of states planning to cut preschool programs. [Los Angeles Universal Preschool Gary MANGIOFICO- notes over 300 schools are at capacity.] [Institute for Early Education Research Steven BARNETT- says the economic circumstances have potentially dire consequences.] [Child Care, Inc. Betty HOLCOMB- notes families who can’t afford private preschool will suffer most.] [Education Secretary Arne DUNCAN- says it can’t be glorified babysitting.] [National Assn. for the Education of Young Children Mark GINSBERG- notes the importance of preschool education.]
(Sacramento: Chris Jansing) The decision in Sacramento, California, to shut down the tent city for the homeless featured; details given of the reluctance of some homeless people to move to shelters. [Mayor Kevin JOHNSON- comments on the decision.] [Loaves and Fishes Sister Libby FERNANDEZ, homeless Christine HOPPER- wonders where they will go.] [Homeless “TINA” – reacts to moving into an apartment.]
(Boston: Mike Taibbi) The Boston Ballet’s adaptive dance program for children with Down syndrome featured; scenes shown of the kids and teacher Gino Di Marco. [Nick’s father James MONTEVERDE- comments on his son’s enthusiasm.] [Children’s Hospital Boston Mickey CASSELLA- says we don’t see Down syndrome, we see children.] [Di MARCO – comments on the freedom they feel.] [Faye’s mother Tracey JONES, Adam’s mother Ann DUGAN-LEWIS- describe how it helps their kids.] [“FAYE” – talks about her friends in the class.]