This program is 29 minutes long
(Beijing: Mark Mullen) The impact of the earthquake reviewed; scenes shown of a man under a desk, people running, Prime Minister Wen Jiabao; photos shown of a collapsed school in Dujiangyan, rubble in Beichuan and in Shifang, where a chemical plant collapsed; details given about the openness and quick response of the Chinese government. [Voice of Chengdu International School teacher Daniel ROEBER, voice of bookseller Peter GOFF- comment on what happened.] The uncertain fate of pandas at a reserve noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Earlier phone conversation held with NPR’s “All Things Considered” anchor Robert Siegel, who was in Chengdu when the quake hit; photos by Andrea Hsu shown. [Voice of SIEGEL- describes what happened and the current situation.]
(Seneca, Missouri: Don Teague) The impact of the tornadoes featured; scenes shown from Seneca, Missouri of wrecked cars and homes, a sink hanging in a tree, Fred the llama, who remained in the front yard of a home throughout the storm, and the devastation in Picher, Oklahoma and elsewhere; map shown of tornado reports. [Seneca victims Bob and Terri WILCOX, Georgia victim Danielle DESLOW- comment.] [NBC’s Al ROKER – comments on the number of tornadoes this season.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Severe flooding in Maryland, Virginia and Delaware and wildfires in Florida noted; scenes shown of high water in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, a sinkhole in Camp Springs, Maryland, and flames and smoke in Brevard County, Florida.
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Clinton’s continuing campaign despite pressure for her to drop out featured; scenes shown of Obama playing pool in West Virginia; Clinton’s e-mail message shown. [OBAMA – campaigns.] [Obama campaign’s Eric HOLDER- comments on states Obama will be visiting.] [Clinton campaign chairman Terry McAULIFFE, Democratic strategist Tad DEVINE- explain why Clinton presses on.]
(Washington: Pete Williams) The burden for the parents of children taken from the Texas polygamy compound to travel to visit their children in foster care across the state featured. [Parents Nancy and James DOCKSTADER, Rulon and Lureen KEATE- comment.]
(San Francisco: Robert Bazell) The mysterious autoimmune disease lupus, for which there are few treatments and no cure, examined. [Patient Jennifer PIERCE- comments.] [Lupus expert Dr. Lindsey CRISWELL- describes the difficulty in diagnosing lupus.]