This program is 29 minutes long
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The Army’s report on stress among soldiers examined; statistics on suicides, attempted suicides and drug abuse cited; details given about the impact of lowered standards for recruits. [Spc. Jennifer CRANE- says she didn’t cope with anything fairly well.] [Army vice chief of staff Gen. Peter CHIARELLI- notes we don’t fully understand the toll of being engaged for 9 years.] The hearings on mismarked graves at Arlington National Cemetery noted. [Senators Jon TESTER- says this is a black eye.] [Senator Claire McCASKILL- criticizes former superintendent John Metzler.] The expected court martial of Pvt. Bradley Manning, who is suspected of leaking classified material to WikiLeaks, reported.
(Venice, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) Concern that BP will bail out of the oil cleanup in the Gulf of Mexico once the well is plugged featured; details given about the plan to downsize the Vessels of Opportunity program; scenes shown of oil in the marshes. [National incident commander Adm. Thad ALLEN – says we need to adjust our resources.] [Plaquemines Parish president Billy NUNGESSER – says we’re going to hold their feet to the fire.]
(Barataria Bay, Louisiana: Janet Shamlian) Efforts to cap an abandoned well that is spewing oil and gas into the Gulf featured; scenes shown; details given about the problem from abandoned wells; map shown. [Jefferson Parish director of homeland security Deano BONANO- says it’s not good news for us.] [Charter captain James PETERS- says there’s more wellheads in Louisiana than there are people.] [Greenpeace executive director Philip RADFORD- says the only solution is better regulation.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) The oil spill in Michigan's Kalamazoo River updated; scenes shown.
(White House: Savannah Guthrie) President Obama’s speech on education and race featured; details given of criticism from civil rights groups of his Race to the Top program; map shown of the finalist states. [OBAMA – says lifting up quality for all our children is the central premise; comments on the firing of Agriculture Department worker Shirley Sherrod; notes the need for a national discussion on race.] [SHERROD – comments on educating about race.] [From “The View,” OBAMA – says African Americans are a mongrel people.] Sherrod’s plans to sue conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart, whose video posting led to her ouster, noted.
(Nogales, Arizona: George Lewis) The patrolling of the border with Mexico featured; scenes shown of border patrol agent Rudy Garcia catching a guy and a graveyard for people who died trying to cross illegally; statistics on deaths in the Arizona desert cited. [Nogales, Arizona police Chief Jeffrey KIRKHAM- comments on homicides in Mexico vs. the US.] [Rancher John LADD- says nothing is being done.] [Homeland Security Secretary Janet NAPOLITANO- notes the increase in border patrol and the decrease in illegal immigration.] Plans for the National Guard to help with border security noted.
(Stockholm, Sweden: Stephanie Gosk) The popularity of author Stieg Larsson’s Millennium crime series featured; details given about trips to Sweden by fans of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and Larsson’s sudden death; Swedish movie excerpts shown. [MAN – comments.] [Deadline.com Mike FLEMING- notes the opportunity for an actress.] [Fan Linda HARDING - comments on the character Lisbeth Salander.] [“ANNA” – shows her tattoos.] [Larsson’s friend Mikael EKMAN- comments on the book.]