This program is 28 minutes long
(Langley, Arkansas: John Yang) The impact of the flood reviewed; scenes of the floodwaters, the destruction at the site in the Ouachita Forest, rescue teams and weather map shown. [Survivors David and Angela CHRISS, Chad BANKS– describe what happened.] [US Forest Service John NICHOLS- notes there wasn’t time for evacuation.] [Governor Mike BEEBE- describes the rescue effort.] The challenges for the rescuers discussed.
(Venice, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) The confusion over how much oil is leaking and the need to have an accurate measure featured; estimates cited; scenes shown of cleanup workers and ships collecting oil. [Purdue University’s Steve WERELEY- says the flow rate is a big unknown.] [Coast Guard Adm. Thad ALLEN- comments on the effort to stop the leak.]
(Venice, Louisiana: Tom Costello) The fight over the moratorium on drilling featured; details given about the impact on jobs and the risk that operators will pull out. [Lafourche Parish president Charlotte RANDOLPH- says the president is kicking our butt.] [Wednesday, Interior Secretary Ken SALAZAR- says it’s the pause button.] [Plaquemines Parish president Billy NUNGESSER- says it would be another crippling blow to Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.] [Grand Isle marina owner Butch GASPARD- says we don’t need anybody to get laid off.]
(Washington: David Gregory) The shutdown of Perdido Pass in Alabama and Pensacola Pass in Florida noted; map shown.
(Thousand Oaks, California: George Lewis) The effort to rescue teenage sailor Abby Sunderland and criticism of her parents for letting her embark on a solo around-the-world voyage featured; map shown of her location in the Indian Ocean; postings from Abby’s Facebook page quoted; details given about other young record-setters, including Abby’s brother Zac, and Jessica Dubroff, who died in her attempt to fly across the US. [Child and family psychotherapist Fran WALFISH- says she understands the reaction.] [Father Laurence SUNDERLAND- notes teenagers die in cars every year.]
(Soweto, South Africa: Ian Williams) The opening of the World Cup soccer championship in South Africa featured; details given about the tragedy for former South African President Nelson Mandela, whose great granddaughter was killed; scenes of fans, Mandela and the girl, Archbishop Desmond Tutu dancing at the stadium, a fan park in Soweto and the game between South Africa and Mexico shown. [“Sunday Times” columnist Fred KHUMALO- comments on this great moment for South Africa.] [WOMAN – reacts to the girl’s death.] [TUTU – cheers.]
(Washington: Tom Brokaw) The White House Fellows program for young professionals, who spend a year working within the federal government, featured; photos shown of classes through the years, including famous alumni. [Physician/anthropologist Mehret MANDEFRO, journalist Jon FINER, Air Force Lt. Col. Rob LYMAN- explain what they learned.]