This program is 23 minutes long
(Hoboken, New Jersey: Hari Sreenivasan) The investigation into the violent midair collision on the Hudson River in New York between a tour helicopter & a small plane featured; scenes from the river of debris being lifted, a photo of the crash, diagrams of the aircraft & photos of victims shown. [NTSB Deborah HERSMAN- talks about the recovery effort.] [New York City Mayor Michael BLOOMBERG- speaks about the victims.] [Aviation attorney Justin GREEN - outlines what the FAA could do to prevent such accidents.] An FAA memo on fatalities in on-demand accidents.] The crash into a building of a plane flown by baseball player Cory Lydle & a crash of a Liberty helicopter in the East River recalled & shown. The FAA safety recommendations for on-demand aircraft discussed.
(Guadalajara: Chip Reid) Why the swine flu is a topic of discussion at the summit meeting between President Obama & leaders of Mexico & Canada; the agenda for Obama's talks with President Felipe Calderon, including the drug wars; how Obama will push to keep trade barriers low outlined & discussed.
(New York: Terrell Brown) How auto dealers are running out of car inventory due to the cash for clunkers trade-in program featured; scenes shown from a dealership in New York; details given about the plan's money. [Two car BUYERS, Paragon Honda Brian BENSTOCK- talks about business & the government.]
(Allentown, Pennsylvania: Bianca Solorzano) The vanishing mail boxes featured; scenes shown from Otisfield, Maine, which is projected to lose its lone mail box & from Allentown, Pennsylvania, of mail boxes stacking up in a post office boiler room. [Otisfield, Maine, town clerk Sharon MATTHEWS, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum historian Joe GARRERA, Allentown postmaster Mario DiPATRIZIO- comment on the mail boxes & loss of letters as documents.]
(Waynesboro, Mississippi: Kelly Cobiella) The town hall meetings about President Obama's health care reform plan featured; scenes shown from a town hall meeting hosted by Representative Gene Taylor with the Mississippi folks complaining about the government. [Wayne County resident Lorie MILLS - opposes another government program.] [TAYLOR - comments on the opinions.]
(Berkeley, California: John Blackstone) The role of the late B.M. Duncan in helping the homeless & the strange in Berkeley, California, featured; scenes shown from the sidewalk memorial for Duncan held by the street people & from his annual calendar of the homeless of Telegraph Avenue. [In 1990, DUNCAN - says we are trying to show these people can be enjoyable.] [Homeless Julia VINOGRAD, Mark HAWTHORNE- comment on the life & the calendar.] ["Regent Press" printer/publisher Mark WEIMAN, sister Elaine DUNCAN, Duncan's collaborator Ace BACKWORDS- speak about Duncan as a genius, a "voice" & "weird" & unique.]