This program is 29 minutes long
(New York: Ron Allen) Massive budget cuts for public school systems featured; scenes shown of teacher protests in Cleveland, Ohio and Springfield, Illinois; possible teacher layoffs by state cited. [Secretary of Education Arne DUNCAN- comments on layoffs.] [Laid off teacher Christina JUAREZ- reacts.] [Thomas Fordham Institute Michael J. PETRILLI- says schools need to adapt a new way of life.]
(Port Fourchon, Louisiana: Ron Mott) An explosion on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico featured; photos and scenes of the flames, the Deep Water Horizon rig, which is owned by Transocean, survivors being airlifted and family members shown; map of rigs in the Gulf shown. [Coast Guard R/Adm. Mary LANDRY- comments on searching for the missing.] [Transocean Adrien ROSE- comments.] [Rig worker’s DAUGHTER – reacts.]
(Hvolsvollur, Iceland: Chris Jansing) A look inside the volcano that is erupting in Iceland presented; scenes shown of the ash plume and magma. [Volcanologist Rikke PEDERSEN- comments.] [University of Iceland Magnus TUMI- says it’s difficult to predict how it will behave.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(London: Dawna Friesen) The reopening of airports in Europe featured; scenes shown of passengers who are still stranded, including a church group stuck in Israel; details given about the priorities for re-booking flights. [Passengers MAN, Donna MURPHY– comment.] [British Airports Authority Nick CULLEN- says we have passengers, aircraft and crew in the wrong places.] [In Frankfurt, Germany, New Jersey tourist Don SASSON- comments.] Cost to the airlines noted.
(Studio: Anne Thompson) Pope Benedict XVI's reference to the priest sex abuse scandal following his meeting with victims in Malta reviewed; scenes shown from Rome.
(Washington: Norah O’Donnell) The Everybody Wins! DC program that pairs children with adult mentors to read together featured; scenes shown of Senator Tom Harkin reading with Jevon Carter, the late Senator Edward Kennedy and his widow Vicki with Lauren Swan at a “power lunch” session. [V. KENNEDY – says Ted loved this hour.] [Everybody Wins! DC executive director Mary SALANDER- describes the benefits; comments on literacy in Washington.] [HARKIN – says an hour here is an hour of sanity.] [Mentors Derrick NAIO, Michael HOGAN- comment.]