This program is 29 minutes long
(Delacroix, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) Efforts to stop the oil leak featured; scenes of oil on the water, skimmer boats, the underwater emergency valve and animation of the slick shown; details given about the risks to the bayous and wetlands. [NBC reporter Ron MOTT – says it may be months before this leak is plugged.] [NOAA Ed LEVINE- says there will be shoreline impacts.] [Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation John LOPEZ- describes the impact on the marsh.] Plans to drill a new well if the blowout preventer doesn’t work noted.
(Capitol: Kelly O’Donnell) The fight over financial reform featured; details given about the Senate vote on reform legislation, tomorrow’s hearing on Goldman Sachs and Democrats’ proposals. [Senators Harry REID, Mitch McCONNELL – comment on public frustration with Wall Street.] [Senator Carl LEVIN – says Goldman Sachs was betting against securities they were selling.] What Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein plans to say tomorrow noted.
(Chicago: Kevin Tibbles) Calls for bringing in the National Guard to deal with the murders in Chicago featured; scenes shown from the streets; photo shown of 2-year-old victim Cynia Cole. [Cynia’s grandmother Cynthia LYONS- reacts.] [Ceasefire director Tio HARDIMAN- says we need to treat violence as an epidemic.] [State representative John FRITCHEY, victim’s father Willie WILLIAMS- call for the National Guard.] [Mayor Richard DALEY- says you have to look for a long-term solution.] [Police superintendent Jody WEIS- notes concern about mixing law enforcement with military.] [Northwestern University professor John MARQUEZ- says you further encourage a culture of violence.]
(Washington: Pete Williams) The Supreme Court case on whether violent video games should be sold or rented to minors reviewed; details given about California’s law and the connection to school shootings; map shown of states with video game bans. [Parents Television Council Tim WINTER- describes tendencies of kids who play these games.] [Entertainment Software Assn. Michael GALLAGHER- notes other forms of media could be negatively impacted.]
(Weir, Mississippi: Kerry Sanders) The violent tornadoes in the South featured; scenes shown of damage in Weir, Mississippi and the wrecked van of the Burning Windsor band; “Storm Chasers” video shown; details given about how tornadoes are predicted and how wind speeds are measured; map shown of the monster tornado’s track. [Victim Ms. CRAVEN, Burning Windsor band MEMBER – comment.] [Storm chaser Reed TIMMER- says it was a monster wedge tornado.] [The Weather Channel’s Greg FORBES- comments on his warning.]
(Kabul: John Yang) Taliban attacks against schoolgirls in Afghanistan featured; scenes shown from Kunduz province; details given about the rise in the number of girls going to school since the fall of the Taliban in 2001 and the campaign of intimidation. [Afghan Red Crescent Society president Fatima GAILANI- says it’s an insult...] [2 ninth grade GIRLS - say they care about Afghanistan and are not scared.]
(Newburyport, Massachusetts: Natalie Morales) Super couponer Jamie Chase, who saves hundreds of dollars weekly by using coupons, featured; statistics on coupon use cited; details given about Chase’s tips that she teaches at Northern Essex Community College. [CHASE – cites her savings.] [Couponmom.com founder Stephanie NELSON- says it’s anyone who needs to save money.]