This program is 29 minutes long
(New York: Michelle Franzen) This volatile weather system featured; scenes shown from New York City's Times Square, flooding, wind & rain in Washington, DC, Maryland, a fire in Ocean Grove, New Jersey, weather maps; details given about plane flight delays. [The Weather Channel METEOROLOGIST, WCAU Byron SCOTT, New York WOMAN - comment on the storm.] [MAN - comments on the fire.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(Long Beach, New York: Mike Seidel) The rainstorm with wind on the ocean coast featured; scenes shown from Long Beach, New York & regional weather maps.
(White House: Mike Viqueira) The coming Congressional votes on health care reform previewed; TV political ads & protest marches shown; details given about Democratic fence sitters. [Representative Robert ANDREWS, Senator Scott BROWN, former DNC chairman Howard DEAN - offer views on health care.] ["The Cook Political Report" David WSSERMAN- calls this a critical test for Democrats.] The announcement from President Obama of a major overhaul of President Bush's administration's education "no child left behind" program outlined.
(Studio: Lester Holt; Washington: John Harwood) How Obama is in a gray area with the vote on the bill, whether the abortion funding issue led by Representative Bart Stupak could hurt & how this is a test on whether Democrats can unite during an election year discussed.
(Studio: Lester Holt) Further coverage on "Meet the Press" noted.
(Zephyrhills, Florida: Kerry Sanders) The impact of El Nino on the tornado season examined; scenes shown of recent tornadoes, the damages from a 2003 tornado in Denmark, Tennessee & an old mobile home park in Zephyrhills, Florida. [The Weather Channel Dr. Greg FORBES- talks about the tornado season.] [Floridian Joan RISLEY - describes what happened with the wild winds.]
(Washington: Pete Williams) The role of the 60-year-old FBI Most Wanted list in catching criminals featured; details given about how the idea came from J. Edgar Hoover & how the list has changed in today's technological world; poster photos over the years shown. [FBI agent Kevin McSHANE - talks about criminal Alex Flores.] [FBI's Kevin PERKINS- says today the community is online.]
(New York: Anne Thompson) World War II local hero John Basilone of Raritan, New Jersey, who is one of three real Marines featured in the HBO miniseries "The Pacific" remembered; film clips & many photos shown; details given about his death on Iwo Jima. [Young MARINE, old VETERANS, Basilone's BROTHER - remember the war & John.]