This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Tom Costello) The problems for the US Postal Service featured; the decrease in volume and the budget shortfall cited; details given about restructuring proposals and the obstacles put in place by Congress. [Postmaster General John POTTER- says the postal service is facing a severe income gap.] [Customer Elaine MUSIC- complains about ending Saturday delivery.] [Senator Tom CARPER- cites the deficit if nothing is done.] [USPS Board of Governors Louis GUILIANO- says the Postal Service finds itself on a course that is unsustainable.]
(Santiago: Ann Curry) The devastation in Constitucion, which was hit by a series of tsunamis after the quake, reviewed; scenes shown of a woman’s damaged home, the rubble of seaside businesses, overturned trucks, rescue efforts, a teen who lost 8 members of his family. The need for clean water and food noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Santiago: Mark Potter) The Chilean government’s response to the disaster featured; scenes shown of looting, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet meeting with police and military officials and with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; details given about the lack of relief supplies and criticism of the navy for not informing about the tsunami danger. [CLINTON – presents a satellite phone to Bachelet.] [Former Chilean House Speaker Jorge SCHAULSOHN- says we waited a little too long.]
(Washington: Lisa Myers) The issue of whether the benefits of organic foods are worth the extra cost examined; sales figures cited. [At the Sarasota Farmers Market, WOMAN – comments.] [University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Sheah RARBACK- notes nutritionally they are the same but the difference is the price.] [Organic Trade Assn. Christine BUSHWAY- says it costs more to produce organic food.] [Organic food shopper Noelle OAKMAN- supports no added pesticides for her kids.] [Organic farmer Eva WORDEN- speaks of the environmental benefit.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Tomorrow’s segment previewed.
(Lansing, Michigan: John Yang) A class for 8th graders at Windemere Park Charter Academy in Lansing, Michigan inspired by NBC’s “Making a Difference” series featured; scenes shown of the students making quilts for the homeless, mentoring younger kids and working at a food bank. [Teacher Marilyn MILLIGAN- states we wanted to show students how to reach out to the community.] [Teacher Gerolyn Batchelder FREEZE- says even young children can make a difference.] [Students Liam MARTIN, Trae SMITH- comment on how the class has helped them.]