This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Brian Williams; Washington: Chuck Todd) The even split on health care and the public anger at Congress discussed.
(Elmwood Park, New Jersey: Ron Allen) The aftermath of last weekend's massive storm in the Northeast featured; scenes shown of the flooded Passaic River, downed power lines; details given about power outages.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Fargo: Kevin Tibbles) The flood threat in Fargo, North Dakota featured; scenes shown of sandbagging on the Red River.
(Acapulco: Kerry Sanders) Mexico’s efforts to ensure the safety of American students on spring break featured; scenes shown from Acapulco, where 19 murders have occurred since the weekend; STA Travel statistics cited; details given about travel advisories from several universities, including the University of Southern California. [Pace University student Nathan ABRAMOFF, New York student Keith HETCH, STUDENT, UCLA student Shirley MALAMED- comment.]
(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) The support for the TEA Party movement from Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s wife Ginni featured; details given about other federal judges with activist spouses and about the Court’s increased involvement in politics. [February 18, G. THOMAS – praises new citizen patriots.] [American University Law School Stephen WERMIEL- notes the impact on the Justice.] [In his State of the Union address, President OBAMA – criticizes the Supreme Court.] [Last week, Chief Justice John ROBERTS – says the State of the Union has degenerated into a political pep rally.]
(Los Angeles: George Lewis) The anger over revised FEMA maps forcing some people to pay for flood insurance even though they were never before included in a flood zone examined; map shown of states with citizen complaints about FEMA maps; details given about FEMA’s cash shortage after Hurricane Katrina; FEMA statement quoted. [Resident Isaac ROBINSON – says the map is wrong.] [2 WOMEN – comment on the extra charges.] [FEMA engineer Ed CURTIS- admits there are discrepancies in the maps.] [Senator Charles SCHUMER- questions FEMA’s methods.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Tomorrow’s segment previewed.
(New York: Rehema Ellis) The nightmare on Virgin America Flight 404 when it was diverted by winds from JFK airport to Stewart Airport in Newburgh, New York reviewed; video shown from inside the plane that was stuck on the runway for 4 hours; statement from the airline quoted. [Retired pilot Tom CASEY- comments.] [Passenger David MARTIN- describes the atmosphere.]