This program is 29 minutes long
(Grand Isle, Louisiana: Don Teague) The oil disaster updated; scenes shown of the barge blockade at Louisiana’s Barataria Bay and the oil separating machines developed by actor Kevin Costner’s company; underwater video shown; details given of the threat to marine life from methane gas. [Jefferson Parish emergency preparedness director Deano BONANO- says give a Cajun some tools and he’s gonna figure out how to do something.] [Grand Isle Mayor David CAMARDELLE- describes the barge tactic; says there are too many chiefs.] [Coast Guard Adm. Thad ALLEN- comments on the oil collection process.] Viewer question about the safety of the relief wells discussed; animation shown.
(Studio: Katie Couric) Statistics on spill claims filed and paid cited. Live interview held with Kenneth Feinberg, who will oversee the compensation fund. [From Baton Rouge, FEINBERG – says this is an unprecedented situation involving thousands of claimants; states BP has no say on claims he declares to be legitimate; comments on fraud, the 20 billion dollar escrow fund, lawsuits, accountability and the possibility of BP going bankrupt.]
(Wadena, Minnesota: Heather Brown) The devastation in Minnesota featured; scenes shown of a funnel cloud and damage in Wadena, Almora and Mentor; photo shown of victim Margie Schulke; details given about the actions of convenience store owner Wes Michaels, who died. [Wadena resident Terri FIX, Mayor Wayne WOLDEN- describe what happened.] [Victim’s son Steve SCHULKE- comments.] [MAN – says the store exploded.]
(Garmsir, Afghanistan: Terry McCarthy) The efforts of the Thundering Third of the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, to prevent IED attacks featured; videos from the Taliban and the Marines of explosions shown; scenes shown of Marines looking for bombs with explosive-sniffing dogs; statistics cited. [1st Marine Logistics Group Gunnery Sgt. Brian SMITH- talks about the bombs.] [L/Cpl. Garrett ZIEGLER- comments on working with Dixie the Labrador; reacts to the death of one of the dogs.]
(New York: Michelle Miller) An FDA panel's rejection of the female viagra drug Flibanserin featured; details given of concern about the necessity. [2 WOMEN – comment.] [Health sociologist Elena YANCHAR, University of British Columbia Thea CACCHIONI- criticize the marketing of the pill.] [EXPERT – says it’s a scam.]
(New York: Anthony Mason) Singer/actress Miley Cyrus’s attempt to break out of her “tween” star image featured; clips shown from her “Hannah Montana” TV show, her new music video and her appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman”; details given about other Disney stars, including Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, who shed their clean images. [Fan “NATALIE” – comments.] [HollywoodLife.com president Bonnie FULLER- comments on the success of the Hannah Montana teen brand; says Miley is becoming highly sexual.]