This program is about 1 hour long
(Hvolsvollur, Iceland: Gary Tuchman) The rain of ash in Iceland featured; scenes shown of the darkness at ground level on a farm now covered with ash.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Hvolsvollur, Iceland: Gary Tuchman) The low visibility due to the ash fog, flood waters, ash fall & darkness discussed; scenes shown of the ash cloud from the air.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; studio: Chad Myers) The ash cloud, the air visibility, the damages from the ash, why you cannot fly in the ash cloud that can damage plane engines & alternate travel to planes discussed; inset video of ash clouds shown.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Richard Quest) The absence of plane flights in northern & western Europe, the instructions for pilots caught in an ash cloud & the estimated financial loses for airlines discussed; map shown.
(Austin, Texas: Drew Griffin) A look at the current conservative political movement on the right presented; details given about the view of three people out of the mainstream & of the Tea Party view of conspiracies. [At Brave New Books store Liberty Restoration Project Catherine BLEISH- outlines her political views on government; says armed militias make her feel safer.] [Oath Keepers founder Stewart RHODES, We the People Bob SCHULZ- question the government.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's John Avlon about the political situation. [AVLON - talks about the broad anxiety as evidence by the current right wing rallies, how April 19 has taken on a talismanic status, the views of this patriot movement & the paranoid style in American politics.]
(Studio: Joe Johns) The killing of two senior Al Qaeda leaders by US & Iraq; Toyota's agreement to pay a fine that it hid a gas pedal defect; Toyota's recall of Lexus SUVs due to rollover problems; the question of whether an iPhone prototype found in a bar is real or a scam; findings of a new study that women find steady-voiced men more attractive reported.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with "The Big Short" author Michael Lewis about Wall Street. [LEWIS - explains why the government case against Goldman Sachs is a big deal because it indicates a big culture change on Wall Street; outlines the collaboration of betting against securities/loans & on designing bonds that they knew would go bad.]
(Studio: Joe Johns) A hate crime conviction on Long Island of Jeffrey Conway in the murder of an Ecuadoran immigrant; the investigation of last year's shooting spree at Ft. Hood, Texas, by Nidal Hasan; University of Texas research on the risk of bladder cancer from charred meat & the wild deer adopted by a Florida family reported; scenes shown of the deer.