This program is 29 minutes long
(Kabul: Richard Engel) Indications the runoff election in Afghanistan may not happen with opposition candidate Abdullah expected to back out featured; details given about the first fraudulent election & what it means for the US decision on a troop surge. How receptive President Hamid Karzai would be for a troop surge discussed.
(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(White House: Mike Viqueira) The US plans to accept the legitimacy of the political process outlined & the timetable for President Obama's decision on sending more troops to Afghanistan discussed. [Secretary of State Hillary CLINTON - comments on legitimacy.]
(No location given: Lee Cowan) The discovery of six decomposing bodies in the house in Cleveland of a registered sex offender, Anthony Sowell, featured; scenes shown from outside the house. [Cleveland police Chief Michael McGRATH- talks about the bodies.] [Neighbor LeBaron SIMPSON, WOMAN, missing woman's cousin Tomika SCOTT, missing woman's relative Denise PATTON- talk about the disappearance of women in the neighborhood.] Photo shown of Nancy Cobb, who disappeared.
(New York: Mike Taibbi) The shortage of the H1N1 swine flu vaccine examined; statistics on swine flu deaths cited; details given about problems with the vaccine distribution system. [New Jersey Dr. Jill STOLER, WOMAN, HHS Kathleen SEBELIUS - react to vaccine problems.]
(Portland, Maine: Ron Allen) The vote in Maine on legalizing gay marriage featured; emotional TV ads shown; details given about the role of the Catholic Church in opposing the law. [Lesbian partners Faith MORITZ, Janet JONES - talk about theiregal documentation.] [Monsignor Michael HENCHAL- defends the unique dignity of marriage.] [Governor John BALDACCI- backs equal protection.]
(London: George Lewis) The hijacking of the boat being sailed in the Indian Ocean off Somalia by Paul & Rachel Chandler featured; photos shown; details given of the pirates' demands & about the multi-naval force designed to deter piracy. [Voice of Paul CHANDLER - describes what happened.] [Maritime historian Angus KONSTAM- outlines the plight of the Somali fishermen.] [Voice of Rachel CHANDLER, brother Stephen COLLETT- converse about the situation.]
(Washington: Tom Costello) The FAA's investigation into the question of pilot fatigue in light of the Northwest Airlines flight that overshot the airport examined; scenes shown from three airplane crash sites where pilot fatigue was a factor; details given about the regulations for pilots with three pilot descriptions of conditions outlined on screen. [US Airline Pilots Assn. Capt. James RAY- comments on pilot rules of duty.] The issue of "managed napping" in the cockpit raised. [Voice of NTSB chairman Deborah HERSMAN- addresses the issue of pilot fatigue.]