This program is 29 minutes long
(London: Kier Simmons) An Air India plane crash on an airport runway in India featured; scenes shown from the crash site in Mangalore & of survivors & relatives. [On phone, NDTV's Maya SHARMA- talks about those who died.] [Civil aviation secretary Madhavan NAMBIAR- defends the airport's safety.] [Transportation analyst Mark ROSENKER- raises a question.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) Live discussion held with former NTSB chairman Rosenker about the crash. [ROSENKER - explains what will be investigated & factors that could go wrong on a landing; comments on the possible common threads in three recent crashes.]
(Venice, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) A trip to the Gulf of Mexico to see the extent of the oil spill there presented; scenes shown of reddish oily water miles out & the ships on site.
(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(White House: Mike Viqueira) The criticism, of the White House for not doing more to control the spill examined. [In weekly address, President OBAMA - comments on the disaster & a the commission to consider the causes & environmental precautions.] [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS; on "Today," Coast Guard Adm. Thad ALLEN- comment briefly.] [Representatives John MICA, David VITTER - offer criticism of the administration.]
(Venice, Louisiana: Michelle Kosinski) The local concerns about the oil spill & the environment examined; scenes shown from the Louisiana shore; details given about the state & BP plans. [Louisiana Governor Bobby JINDAL- wants to keep the oil out of the marshes.] [Shrimper Anthony BOURGEOIS- worries about the future.] [Dr. Greg BOOTH - explains the difficulty in getting out ideas.]
(Kabul: Tom Aspel) An insurgent attack on the NATO base in Kandahar, Afghanistan, reviewed; scenes shown from the site of a recent bombing in Kabul & the Bagram air base attack.
(New York: Rehema Ellis) The question of whether the revised Texas school textbooks will spread across American classrooms examined; details given about some of the mandatory changes in social studies & about how textbooks can now be tailored for other states. [Texas board of education Cynthia DUNBAR- supports the changes.] [American Federation of Teachers Randi WEINGARTEN- calls for common standards.] [MSNBC pal analyst Pat BUCHANAN- defends the changes away from the liberal bias.]
(New York: Trish Regan) The week of volatility on the stock market due to the economic problems in European countries, including Greece, & the prospects for lower oil prices in the US reviewed.
(Los Angeles: Lee Cowan) The 30th anniversary of the Pacman video game that became a culture phenomenon featured; scenes shown of the game. [Several Pacman PLAYERS - comment.]