This program is 29 minutes long
(Port Fourchon, Louisiana: Mark Strassmann) The response effort updated; scenes shown of the leak site and the EPA’s air quality stations; animation shown of the Helix Producer containment ship and the new sealing cap; details given about health risks for the cleanup workers. [BP COO Doug SUTTLES- says we’re trying to stop the flow and contain it.] [National incident commander Adm. Thad ALLEN- notes the possibility of hydrocarbons going into the environment.] [NRDC senior scientist Dr. Gina SOLOMON- says the chemicals have been linked to neurological problems or cancer.] [EPA on-site coordinator Chris RUHL- says we want to find out what is in the air.] NOTE: technical difficulty.
(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.
(Port St. Joe, Florida: Kelly Cobiella) The efforts to save the sea turtles reviewed; scenes shown of the eggs being dug out of the sand and placed in a Fed Ex truck and of the leatherback turtle Dawn, who laid her eggs in Panama and is heading back to the Gulf; map shown; details given about the challenges for loggerhead turtles. [Sea Turtle Conservancy David GODFREY- says they’re very fragile.] [US Fish and Wildlife Service turtle expert Sandy MacPHERSON- says if they encounter the toxic oil they will die.] Viewer question on whether BP has established a wildlife fund discussed.
(Cleveland: Dean Reynolds) The anger in Cleveland over basketball player Lebron James’s decision to leave the Cavaliers to play for the Miami Heat examined; scenes shown of a burning jersey; letter from Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert quoted; offers from Cleveland and Miami cited. [Several PEOPLE – react.] [MAN, “Cleveland Plain Dealer” Jodie VALADE- comment on James’s primetime television special.] [JAMES – says he wants to win championships.] [Cavaliers general manager Chris GRANT- says we’re moving forward.]
(Washington: Bob Orr) The US-Russia spy swap reviewed; scenes shown of the planes from both countries at the Vienna airport; photos shown of CIA director Leon Panetta and Russian Foreign Intelligence Service head Mikhail Fradkov, who engineered the exchange; details given about the Russians sent to the US, including former Russian KGB officer Gennady Vasilenko, who was identified by FBI turncoat Robert Hanssen, and Alexander Zaporozhsky, who was suspected of identifying Hanssen and Aldrich Ames. [From “60 Minutes,” VASILENKO – recounts being beaten and told he was accused of treason.] [Former CIA officer Mark STOUT- assesses the trade.] The speed of this exchange discussed.
(New York: David Martin) The account of CBS journalist Jere Van Dyk, who was kidnapped by the Taliban while searching for Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, presented; photos and footage shown; details given of the role of former Irish diplomat Michael Semple. [VAN DYK – talks about the fear of being beheaded; says he later realized it was a suicide mission; says he came away with the belief bin Laden is not hiding in the tribal areas.] [SEMPLE – notes ransom is an industry in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region; says they were thinking how they could ensure it did not become another Daniel Pearl.]
(New Delhi: Seth Doane) John Wood’s Room to Read organization that establishes libraries in the developing world while nurturing local literary talent and publishing books featured; scenes shown of kids reading in New Delhi, India. [Illustrator Mehul NAVODIT, author Manju GUPTA- comment on having their work published.] [WOOD – recalls finding an empty school library in Nepal; says we need a global movement to say that every child deserves a chance to read.]