This program is 29 minutes long
(Reagan National Airport: Pete Williams) The scare on United Airlines Flight 663 when Qatari diplomat Mohammed al-Madadi was caught smoking in the airplane’s bathroom reviewed; details given of his trip to visit an Al Qaeda operative held in a Colorado prison; Madadi’s statement about lighting his shoe on fire quoted; air traffic control tape played. [PASSENGER – reacts.] [CNBC’s Scott COHN- describes what happened on his flight.] [Representative Peter KING- states the air marshals did the right thing and Madadi was stupid and irresponsible.]
(Naoma, West Virginia: Tom Costello) The setback in the rescue operations at the Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia due to poisonous gas levels inside the mine featured; scenes/photos from the site and animation shown. [Massey Energy COO Chris ADKINS- comments on being turned back.] [Governor Joe MANCHIN- comments.] [Victim Cory Davis’s father Tom DAVIS – talks about his son.] Previous orders for the mine to be closed noted.
(Prague: Chuck Todd) The new nuclear arms treaty signed by President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev reviewed; scenes shown from Prague, Czech Republic; details given about the reduction in nuclear weapons and the need for Senate ratification. [OBAMA – says old adversaries can forge new partnerships.] [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS – says it will be a test for Washington.] [March 26, Senator Jon KYL- expresses his view.] Russia’s agreement to sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program noted.
(Miami: Mark Potter) The deadly flooding in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil reviewed; scenes shown of rescue workers pulling bodies from the mud and rubble of a shantytown, mudslides, rushing water, flooded roads. [Photojournalist Joseph CARTER- recalls a mother who lost both her daughters.]
(Studio: Nancy Snyderman) The awful spring for allergy sufferers featured. [On the street, 3 PEOPLE, Augusta, Georgia resident Al WILLIAMS, patient Gloria FASSLER– complain.] [Allergist Dr. Gillian SHEPHERD- talks about tree pollen; explains the difference between allergies and a cold.]
(Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan: John Yang) The reaction of the troops to the ban on fast food restaurants on military bases in Afghanistan featured; scenes shown from Bagram Airfield; viewer reactions to the NBC blog quoted. [Army Spc. William WASHBURN, Spc. Amber WILLS, SOLDIER - comment.] [Command Sgt. Maj. Michael HALL- says we lost focus of why we’re here.]