This program is 29 minutes long
(Hvolsvollur, Iceland: Chris Jansing) The eruption of the volcano in Iceland featured; scenes shown from a helicopter flight over the volcano & from a darkened road & farm; details given about the threat from flooding. [In the copter, University of Cambridge volcanologist Evgenia ILYINSKAYA- talks about the immense energy, steam & ash clouds from the volcano.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(London: Tom Aspell) The impact of the volcano on international air travel featured; scenes shown from Heathrow & other airports where travellers have been stranded by the ash cloud; details given about rail & ferry services. [Eurocontrol Kenneth THOMAS- lists the countries that can fly.] [In Rome, in India, two TRAVELLERS - react.] [P&O Ferries Michelle ULYATT- comment on services.]
(Newark: Ron Allen) The grounding of flights out of the US to Europe featured; scenes shown from the Newark & other airports; details given about options for those stranded. [Northern Ireland VISITOR, two TRAVELLERS, AMERICAN - comment on the situation.] [Budget Travelcom editor Sean O'NEILL- notes the limited requirements for the airlines.]
(Studio: Lester Holt, Trish Regan) The impact of the flight restrictions on airlines, shipping, the fragile state of the European economy & the potential impact on the US economy & trade with Europe discussed.
(Krakow: Jim Maceda) The public memorial in Poland for the victims of the plane crash one week ago featured; scenes shown from Krakow where the names of 96 victims, including President Lech Kaczynski, were read out; details given of the preparations for the president's funeral & of the cancellation of world leaders' flights. [POLE - criticizes the Kaczynski burial plans.]
(Washington: Lisa Myers) The new plan from President Obama's administration for the future of space flight & exploration examined; details given about the potential role of commercial companies in manned flight & the role of politically connected billionaire Elon Musk in the space business & the problems for his SpaceX company. [OBAMA - talks about transformation.] [MUSK - speaks about SpaceX & NASA & space transport via the commercial sector.] [Aerospace executive Tom YOUNG - says there is a low probability of success.] [Former NASA administrator Mike GRIFFIN, former astronaut Gene CERNAN - assess the concept of commercial space.]
(Chicago: Jeff Rossen) The sudden rise in violent street crime in Chicago examined; scenes shown; murder statistics by city cited. [RESIDENT, Mayor Richard DALEY, police officer Ronald HOLT, Northwestern University professor John MARQUEZ- comment on crime in Chicago.]
(Newton, Massachusetts: Mike Taibbi) Boston teacher Cesar Morales, who is teaching blind students the art of fencing, profiled; scenes shown from two Massachusetts schools for the blind, Perkins School for the Blind & The Carroll Center for the Blind. [Young fencers Corey KADLIK, Minh FARROW, Tyler TERRASI, Kimberly TINDALL, Collier SIMS- comment on fencing.] [MORALES - explains how fencing can help.]