This program is 28 minutes long
(Washington: Tom Costello) Toyota’s claims of inconsistencies in last week's story about a runaway Prius driven by James Sikes examined; details given about failed attempts to recreate the stuck accelerator and the findings about the brakes; statement from NHTSA quoted. [Toyota USA Bob WALTZ- says that car never did not stop.] Toyota’s continuing problems from floor mats, gas pedals and brakes noted; ad shown. [driverTV editor-in-chief Csaba CSERE- says nobody wants to talk about driver error.]
(Greenwich, Connecticut: Mike Taibbi) The impact of this nor’easter reviewed; scenes shown of a tree that fell on a house and other downed trees, flooding, cleanup crews, wrecked homes, high waves; details given about power outages. [Connecticut MAN; Wayne, New Jersey RESIDENTS; Cranston, Rhode Island MAN; coastal WOMAN; Greenwich, Connecticut tree expert Dan AGRO; Public Service Electric and Gas Co. president Ralph LaROSSA; Con Edison CEO Kevin BURKE– comment.]
(Studio: Brian Williams; The Weather Channel: Steve Lyons) The unusual storm system that started in the Midwest discussed; maps shown.
(El Paso, Texas: Mark Potter) The murder of Americans by drug traffickers near the US border in Juarez, Mexico, featured; scenes shown of the car driven by victims Lesley Enriquez†† and Arthur Redelfs†† and the site of the shooting of Jorge Salcido††; details given about the violence this weekend in Mexico at a time when American students are visiting for spring break. [Juarez Mayor Jose REYES FERRIZ††- says it’s a line we didn’t think the criminals would cross.] [State Department spokesman P.J. CROWLEY†- warns against jumping to conclusions.] [Telemundo’s Jose DIAZ-BALART††- says the State Department is warning travelers to be extremely vigilant.]
(New York: Rehema Ellis) The administration’s plans to revamp the No Child Left Behind education program outlined; details given from the Blueprint for Reform. [In July 2007, then-Senator Barack OBAMA – says don’t leave the money behind.] [From MSNBC, Education Secretary Arne DUNCAN– says it led to a dumbing down.] [American Federation of Teachers Randi WEINGARTEN- criticizes the plan.] [New York City schools chancellor Joel KLEIN- says our system has to be based on accountability and effectiveness.] [Manhattan Theatre Lab High School principal Evelyn COLLINS- supports not limiting the testing to math and science.]
(Elko, Nevada: Lisa Myers) Why taxpayers do not get any money from gold mined on federal lands examined; scenes shown from the from the Twin Creeks Mine in Elko, Nevada; details given about the law written in 1872 and Senator Harry Reid’s role in stopping reform. [Senator Russ FEINGOLD- says it’s a ridiculous rip-off.] [University of Nevada Glenn MILLER- says the mining industry has tremendous clout in Washington, DC.] [Elko County Commission chairwoman Sheri EKLUND-BROWN- says royalties would force an exodus of mining companies from the US.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Tomorrow’s segment previewed.