This program is 30 minutes long
(Yazoo City, Mississippi: Charles Hadlock) The aftermath of the tornado in Mississippi & other regional states featured; scenes shown from Mill Springs & Yazoo City of the damages, including damaged homes & cleanup. [In Mill Springs, J.W. CARTER; in Yazoo City, Evelyn CORLEY; The Weather Channel Mike SEIDEL- describe what happened.] [Governor Haley BARBOUR - reacts to the storm.] The size of this storm outlined.
(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(Mill Springs, Mississippi: Kerry Sanders) The story of survivors of the tornado presented; scenes shown of wrecked houses, cleanup, the destroyed church. [Survivors Regina WEEKS, Jean OSWALT, Victor Ann STEELE, her DAUGHTER - describe what happened to them.]
(Beckley, West Virginia: Mike Viqueira) A memorial in West Virginia for the victims of the Upper Big Branch coal mine explosion earlier this month featured; scenes shown of the services attended by President Obama & Vice President Joe Biden; details given about mine safety violations by the Massey company. [OBAMA - speaks about the absence of the miners who were pursuing the American dream; states we need to assure safety; says God bless the miners & their families.] [Two West VIRGINIANS - react to the presidential visit.] The investigation into the cause of the mine explosion noted.
(Robert, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico from a leak in the oil rig that exploded & sank updated; scenes shown from the gulf water; details given about the two strategies for dealing with the oil flow & the importance of the wetlands. [British Petroleum Doug SUTTLES- assesses the oil leak.] [Tulane University professor Luann WHITE- asks if they can keep the spill from reaching shore.] [Oceana's Beth LOWELL- talks about the marine environment & coastal communities.] [Retired Adm. Denny McGINN- talks about oil sustainability.]
(New York: Jeff Rossen) The disturbing story of how a Good Samaritan was stabbed & left to die on the streets of New York City reviewed; surveillance videos of the body on the ground & of three other incidents shown; details given about "the bystander effect." [On the street, two MEN - reacts o what happened.] [Psychotherapist Jonathan ALPERT- explains the assumptions about helping.] The 1964 case of Kitty Genovese, who was stabbed to death in New York City while neighbors ignored her screams, recalled.
(Washington: Tom Costello) The moves to cut back salt in food featured; details given about setting salt standards with examples of salt per food item. [FDA commissioner Margaret HAMBURG- calls salt a serious problem & cause of disease.] [Dietician Colleen GERG- talks about salt in soup & in our food.]
(Hvolsvollur, Iceland: Chris Jansing) The two volcanoes in Iceland, the scientists investigating them & the impact of eruptions on air travel featured; air routes around Iceland & of the eruption shown. [New Mexico Inst. of Mining & Technology professor Ronald THOMAS, geologist Olgeir SIGMARSSE, volcanologist Ridde PEDERSON- comment on the volcanoes.]