This program is 29 minutes long
(London: Elizabeth Palmer) The disruption of air travel around the world featured; scenes shown of the lava, floodwaters from a glacier, the plume of ash; map shown; details given about the impact of the volcanic cloud on aircraft; animation shown. [At London’s Heathrow Airport, TRAVELLERS – react.] [University of Iceland geologist Magnus Tumi GUDMUNDSSON- says it may disrupt air traffic for weeks or months.]
(Studio: Katie Couric; London: Peter Greenberg) The impact on air travel around the world, previous incidents involving volcanic ash and how long it will take to get back to normal discussed.]
(New York: Elaine Quijano) An investigation revealing that the Catholic Church moved pedophile priests from country to country examined; photo shown of abuser Father Mario Pezzoti; details given about the case of Vijaya Bhaskar Godugunuru, who was moved from the US to India and Italy after being charged with abuse in Florida; remarks from Pope Benedict XVI quoted. [Abuse victim Joe CALLANDER- comments on Pezzoti.] [Expert on clerical celibacy Richard SIPE- says the problem is Catholic priests who are not practicing their celibacy.]
(Studio: Anthony Mason) The surge in bank repossessions featured. [RealtyTrac Inc. Rick SHARGA- makes predictions on foreclosure notices and repossessions.] [Houston resident Joanna FAULKNER- says there’s a lot of houses abandoned.] [Century 21 Excel Realty Michael WEASTER- notes the decrease in home prices.] Miller Tabak + Co., LLC Dan GREENHAUS- comments.] Criticism of the government’s loan modification program discussed.
(Port-au-Prince: Katie Couric) The status of rebuilding efforts 3 months after the earthquake in Haiti featured; scenes shown from Port-au-Prince of wrecked buildings and debris, tent camps, a temporary school under construction, a new church being built in Leogane, volunteers from A Roof for my Country building temporary homes in Grand Goave; details given about infrastructure problems and the decentralization concept in which people are being encouraged to move away from the cities. [Inter American Development bank Eduardo ALMEIDA- notes the lack of companies and equipment to move the rubble.] [Architect Bob BERKEBILE- notes the need for appropriate codes before reconstruction begins.]
(Los Angeles: Ben Tracy) The recent spate of natural disasters, including earthquakes, mudslides and the cloud of volcanic ash, featured; earthquake statistics cited; maps and excerpt from the film “2012” shown. [MAN, WOMAN – comment.] [US Geological Survey Lucy JONES- says Mother Nature doesn't really care about us at all.] [Buying a doomsday bunker, Steve KRAMER- says this is life assurance.]