This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio and Afghanistan: Martha Raddatz) The US mission in Afghanistan reviewed; scenes shown from the outposts under fire and past ceremonies for the fallen soldiers. [101st Airborne Div. commander Maj. Gen. John CAMPBELL- says there is a lot of work to be done; admits he cries when he loses soldiers; comments on progress.] [Army PV2 Jerry SHORE- comments.] The plans to get troops out by the end of 2014 and the debate over how things in Afghanistan can be done in a different way discussed.
(Joplin, Missouri: Matt Gutman) The new challenge for the 20,000 homeless in tornado-stricken Joplin, Missouri, featured; panoramic scenes shown of the destruction. [Seeking rental, Holly FLEMING - comments.] [Realtor Vicki CHRISTENSEN- says people are desperate for houses.] [FEMA officer Libby TURNER- calls this the most intense disaster.] [Two hotel WORKERS - comment.]
(Washington: Yunji de Nies) Palin's publicized bus tour featured; scenes shown of Palin on the road and of the bus. [PALIN - says it is not a campaign bus.] [ABC political director Amy WALTER, political analyst Matthew DOWD- assess Palin.]
(New York: Linsey Davis) The return home of the space shuttle Endeavour commanded by astronaut Mark Kelly , who is married to Representative Gabrielle Giffords, featured; details given about the scientific significance of the mission to the International Space Station. [Voice of KELLY - talks about the song and Gabby's condition.]
(Bakersfield, California; Abbie Boudreau) The adoption of America's retired military dogs featured; scenes shown of some of the trained dogs. [In California, adopted retired dog, Tom and Tiffany TOUCHSTONE- talk about their dog, Bagger.] [US War Dogs Assn. president Vietnam vet Ron AIELLO- remembers his bond.]
(New York: Ron Claiborne) The growing shortage of critical drugs examined; statistics cited; details given of the reasons for the shortages and Congressional bills aimed at the medical problem. [University of Utah drug information service Dr. Erin FOX- calls it a crisis.] [In interview last September, FDA drug shortage program director Capt. Valerie JENSEN- lists the kinds of drugs in short supply.] [cancer patient Mark McKEE- comments.]
(Elmwood, Illinois: Chris Bury) The story of bugler ex-Marine Tom Day, who recruited fellow buglers to play "Taps" at military funerals, presented; scenes shown of fake bugles. [DAY, Bugles Across America volunteer Ed CROBIE, daughter Valisa HARDY, widow Deborah RITCHIE- take about the playing of "Taps."]