This program is 29 minutes long
(Kansas City: John Yang) School closings in Kansas City, Missouri due to budget problems featured; enrollment statistics cited; map shown of other states proposing cuts. [Superintendent John COVINGTON- says no one likes closing schools.] [2 PARENTS – react.] [University of Missouri Wanda BLANCHETT- says we got here because of years of neglect.] [Mayor Mark FUNKHOUSER- comments on the loss of population in the urban core.] The impact on teachers noted.
(Washington: Tom Costello) The questioning of government regulators at Congressional hearings on Toyota’s safety problems reviewed; details given of criticism of the relationship between government agencies and auto makers. [NHTSA administrator David STRICKLAND- says he sees Toyota as NHTSA doing its job.] [Center for Auto Safety Clarence DITLOW- says you can’t protect the public if you are closing investigations based on representations from former employees.]
(Athens: Stephanie Gosk) Protests in Greece over the debt crisis reviewed; scenes shown of riot police in Athens, marches; details given about the impact of the launch of the euro; Greek budget deficit cited. [WOMAN, bus driver Yannis PETRU – comment.] [Finance Ministry Secretary General Ilias PLASKOVITIS- comments on spending and borrowing.] [London School of Economics Kevin FEATHERSTONE- comments on the prospect of bankruptcy.]
(Los Angeles: George Lewis) Olsen’s career reviewed; scenes shown of him playing football, commentating; photo shown of the Los Angeles Rams “fearsome foursome”; excerpts shown from “Little House on the Prairie,” “Father Murphy” and commercials; details given about his lawsuit against asbestos manufacturers after contracting mesothelioma. [OLSEN – comments on football and his life.] [Former teammate Rosey GRIER, actress Melissa GILBERT- comment on Olsen.]
(Moreno Valley, California: Chris Jansing) The difficulties for families of Navy SEALs, who are deployed or training 250 days a year, featured; details given about Ray and Felice Mendoza. [F MENDOZA - says she is a single mom; comments on injuries to Ray’s best friend Elliot.] [R. MENDOZA – says he wouldn’t want to do her job; comments on his service in Iraq.]
(Los Angeles: Lee Cowan) The community service requirement at Loyola High, a private prep school in Los Angeles, featured; scenes shown of senior Julian Lopez working at a Skid Row shelter. [LOPEZ – says helping them is his drug.] [Loyola High School community service director Tom ZEKO- says it’s meant to be a challenge.] [Student Kyle KOKER-- comments on mentoring a child of domestic abuse.] [Student Saied QUADRI- says you hear about successful businessmen who forget how they got there.] [Student Spencer JACK- says you need to pick other people up.]