This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Pete Williams) The extraordinary spy swap with 10 Russian spies to be exchanged for people in Russia accused of spying for the US, including Igor Sutyagin, featured; courtroom sketches by Christine Cornell and photos shown; details given about the plea agreement. [Anna Chapman’s attorney Robert BAUM- says she is happy to be out of jail.] [Attorney General Eric HOLDER – speaks of the good relationship between the US and Russia.] [Former FBI official John SLATTERY- says we’ve demonstrated that we take care of our people.] [Intelligence expert David WISE- says throwing them in jail might not be advantageous to relations with Moscow.]
(Venice, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) BP’s response to the spill updated; scenes shown of the Navy blimp that will help spot the oil, workers cleaning up tar balls on the beach; details given about the impact of oil under the sand. [National incident commander Adm. Thad ALLEN – responds to BP’s revised date for completion of the relief wells.] [Dauphin Island Sea Lab executive director George CROZIER- notes the inhabitants of the beach are not the most critical in the ecosystem.] [Santa Rosa Island Authority Buck LEE- explains his approach.]
(Miami: Tom Costello) The process of drilling relief wells examined; scenes shown of the rigs and the Baker Hughes facility in Houston where the technology is made; animation shown. [Texas A&M University Gene BECK- demonstrates the path of the drill.] [Baker Hughes Mathias SCHLECHT- explains how the assembly is steered.] [University of Houston Don VAN NIEUWENHUISE- predicts a 95 percent chance of success.]
(Laredo, Texas: Mike Seidel) The heavy rain from the aftermath of Hurricane Alex featured; scenes shown of the flooded Rio Grande River; details given about bridge closings and evacuations in Texas and Mexico.
(Phoenix: Lee Cowan) The decision of many Mexican immigrants to leave Arizona featured; scenes shown of lines at the Mexican consulate in Phoenix; details given about the impact on businesses and schools. [Arizona residents Luis BALENCEA, Marcial BOLANOS, Hugo BOLANOS, salon owner Rosana QUINTERO, café owner Maria SIERRA- comment.] [Balsz School District superintendent Jeff SMITH- predicts more people will leave during the summer.] [State senator Russell PEARCE- says people are worried they may be arrested for breaking the law.] [Arizona State University Bill HART- says something is happening on a large scale.]
(London: Dawna Friesen) The outcry over the sentence of death by stoning for Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, who was convicted of adultery in Iran, featured; video shown of people about to be stoned in 1994; letter from Ashtiani’s son and a statement from the Iranian embassy in London quoted. [Human Rights Watch Nadiye KHALIFE- says there is no hard evidence in this case.] [State Department acting deputy spokesman Mark TONER- condemns stoning as a means of execution.] [Iranian human rights campaigner Bahram SOROUSH- says it is being used to put women in their places.]
(Deerfield Beach, Florida: Kerry Sanders) The benefits of surfing for children with autism featured; scenes shown. [MOM – comments on the impact on 11-year-old Kayley Elwell.] [Surfer Don RYAN – notes it doesn’t matter why it works.]