This program is 29 minutes long
(New York: Ron Allen) The initial reports on the quake reviewed; map & photo shown; statement from President Obama quoted. [Voice of humanitarian worker Luke RENNER- describes the situation in Port-au-Prince.]
(Los Angeles: George Lewis) Comedian Conan O'Brien’s announcement that he will not host "The Tonight Show" at a later time after Jay Leno featured; his statement quoted. [“TV Guide” Steven BATTAGLIA, "New York Times" Bill CARTER- comment on Conan’s contract with NBC.] [LENO – jokes about drama.]
(New York: Anne Thompson) The reaction to baseball slugger Mark McGwire’s acknowledgment that he used steroids during the 1990s when he broke the home run record featured. [From MLB Network, McGWIRE – says a pill or an injection will not hit a baseball; says he was given this gift by the man upstairs.] [Retired St. Louis Cardinals player Ozzie SMITH- says not owning up was disappointing.] [ESPN Radio host Andrew SICIALIANO- says most normal thinking Americans do not buy what he was selling.] [On the radio, CALLER; at Mickey Mantle's Restaurant, FAN, Mantle’s son David MANTLE- react.] [NYU Langone Medical Center Dr. Gerard VARLOTTA- notes the impact of steroids on performance.]
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The mystery in Iran of the assassination of nuclear physicist Massoud Ali Mohammadi examined; scenes shown from the site in Tehran where he was killed by a bomb; details given of Iran’s claim that the US or Israel did it and of Mohammadi’s work with Israeli scientists. [Voice of NBC’s Ali AROUZI- describes what happened.] [STUDENT – says Mohammadi was a critic of the government.] [Representative Jan HARMAN- says the logic is that the Iranian government took him out.]
(Mascoutah, Illinois: Kevin Tibbles) The multi-million dollar MidAmerica Airport in rural Illinois that was built as a joint operation between St. Clair County and Scott Air Force Base but has no flights going in or out featured; Air Force statement quoted. [MAN – says it is a waste of taxpayers’ money.] [Aviation analyst Michael BOYD- says it was based on bad planning.] [St. Clair County board member Craig HUBBARD- says citizens are tired of putting money into this and not seeing a return.] [St. Clair County board president Mark KERN- notes the benefit for keeping Scott AFB from closing.] [MidAmerica Airport director Tim CANTELL- says regional people now have opportunities for customers directly into Latin America.]
(Washington: Brian Williams) Tomorrow’s segment previewed.
(Atlanta: Ron Mott) Iraqi refugee Alaa Naji, who works with the International Rescue Committee in Atlanta to help refugees from around the world, profiled; scenes shown of her greeting new arrivals at the airport. [NAJI – recounts her decision to flee Iraq; says she wants to help because she suffered a lot.] [International Rescue Committee Ellen BEATTIE- talks about Naji.]