This program is 29 minutes long
(Santiago: Ann Curry) The impact of the earthquake reviewed; scenes shown of flattened towns, tsunami debris, collapsed roads, rescue efforts and fires in Concepcion, looting, girls crying for their lost father, a woman grieving over her granddaughter; details given of anger over food rationing.
(Studio: Brian Williams) The estimation that the quake moved the earth off its axis, shortened the day, and raised the ground level of an island noted.
(Santiago: Mark Potter) The damage in Santiago reviewed; scenes shown of a leaning apartment building, the damaged Basílica del Salvador, a couple in their collapsed house, collapsed bridges and wrecked cars, the airport. [Santiago resident Cameron MELIN- comments on stuff that was left in his apartment.] The deadly crash of an aid plane reported.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(New York: Robert Bazell) The inexact science of earthquake prediction featured; diagram shown of the fault zone between the Nazca Plate and the South American Plate and of the Ring of Fire in the Pacific Ocean; details given about the risk along the San Andreas fault in California. [Columbia University’s Arthur LERNER-LAM- says forecasts are calculated over decades; notes the potential for an earthquake in Oregon and Washington.]
(Port-au-Prince: Ian Williams) The story of 6-year-old Sterling, who was found in the streets of Port-au-Prince after the earthquake in Haiti, and how clues from pictures she drew helped UNICEF child protection consultant Marie de la Soudière reunite her with her father presented; scenes shown of Sterling leading a team through her destroyed neighborhood to her tearful father. [de la SOUDIÈRE – states we can find an adult willing to care for 95 percent of lost children.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Information on how to help earthquake victims in Haiti and Chile presented.
(Capitol: Kelly O’Donnell) Senator Jim Bunning’s stand against the federal budget deficit that has halted highway projects and unemployment benefits featured.
(Vancouver: Nancy Snyderman) How some people were inspired to exercise more often after watching the Vancouver Olympics featured; statistics cited. [Figure skater Meryl DAVIS- says being active makes you a happier person.] [Fort Dupont Ice Arena Kathy COX- notes the interest in classes after the Olympics.] [USA Speedskating Shani DAVIS- says it takes hard work and a lot of devotion.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Tomorrow’s segment previewed.
(Vancouver: Chris Jansing) The successful Olympics for Canada and the US reviewed; scenes shown from the hockey game, the celebrations in the streets, performances by US athletes, the closing ceremony. [3 CANADIANS – react to the hockey win.] [Speed skater Apolo OHNO- comments.] [IOC president Jacques ROGGE- says the athletes have made us proud.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) US hockey goalie Ryan Miller mentioned.