This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Tom Costello) The scare on a Qantas flight when an engine exploded reviewed; scenes of the plane, pieces on the ground in Indonesia and animation shown; details given about the Airbus A380. [Voice of PILOT – informs passengers of the situation.] [Passengers Meg GRAHAM, Neil SHEPHARD- describe what happened.] [Qantas CEO Alan JOYCE- announces the suspension of A380 services.] [Former NTSB investigator Greg FEITH- comments on the potential disaster.] Europe’s air worthiness directive mentioned.
(New York: Rehema Ellis) Research showing that CT scans can reduce lung cancer deaths in heavy smokers featured; details given about the lung screening trial and concern about radiation and false positives. [MD Anderson Cancer Center Dr. Reginald MUNDEN- says we will be able to pick up an early cancer.] [National Cancer Institute Dr. Douglas LOWY- says abnormalities need to be followed up.]
(White House: Chuck Todd) Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell’s stance against President Obama in the wake of the midterm elections featured; details given of McConnell’s effort to shore up his standing with Tea Party conservatives, including Senator Jim DeMint; remarks from DeMint quoted. [At cabinet meeting, OBAMA – comments on the 2 parties coming together and focusing on the people’s business.] [Before the Heritage Foundation, McCONNELL – outlines his agenda for 2012; says the administration will have to begin to move in our direction.] [“National Journal” Ron FOURNIER- notes the impact of the Tea Party on Republican leaders.] Pat Quinn’s apparent win in the Illinois governors race noted.
(Port-au-Prince: Jim Cantore) The track and strength of this storm featured; satellite images shown.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Port-au-Prince: Mark Potter) Resistance to the Haitian government’s plan to evacuate a tent camp featured; scenes shown of the crowd. [International Organization for Migration Sara FERRO-RIBIERO- says they think they’re being evacuated somewhere that they won’t be able to return.]
(Port-au-Prince: Robert Bazell) Concern that flooding from the storm will force dirty water into the tents and shanties and worsen the cholera epidemic featured. [GHESKIO clinic director Dr. Jean PAPE- says it’s the timing we don’t know.]
(New York: Mara Schiavocampo) Chilean miner Edison Pena’s plans to run in the New York City marathon featured; details given about how he ran inside the mine while he was trapped; scenes/photos shown of Pena running and singing an Elvis Presley song. [New York Roadrunners president Mary WITTENBERG- notes the inspiration for other runners.]
(Los Angeles: George Lewis) Anderson’s career reviewed; footage shown of Anderson with the Cincinnati Reds and the Detroit Tigers. [WDIV-TV sportscaster Bernie SMILOVITZ- says Detroit adored him.] [ANDERSON – speaks about sportscaster Ernie Harwell.]