This program is 29 minutes long
(Memphis: Janet Shamlian) The rising floodwaters in Memphis, Tennessee and downstream featured; scenes shown of water in the streets, submerged houses, people and pets in shelters, a leaking levee in Mississippi. [Memphis residents Angela THOMAS, MAN, Mississippi WOMAN - react.] [Shelby County emergency preparedness director Bob NATIONS- says there’s going to be some dangerous environments to deal with.] [ASPCA Kathryn DESTREZA- comments on the sheltered animals.]
(Memphis: Anne Thompson) The flood protection plan for the Mississippi River featured; scenes shown of water pouring through the Bonnet Carre Spillway; details given about the opening of spillway gates to prevent flooding in New Orleans. [“Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927” author John BARRY- notes thousands will have their homes or property flooded.] [American Rivers Andrew FALHUND- says we’ve lost our floodplains and wetlands and people are at risk.] The possible evacuation of several cities in Louisiana noted.
(Islamabad: Peter Alexander) The friction between Pakistan and the US over the killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and the outing of a CIA operative featured; details given of Pakistan’s agreement to share information gathered from the interrogation of his wives; video shown of bin Laden watching himself on TV and stumbling through speeches. [Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf GILANI- defends the ISI and Pakistan’s armed forces.] [From “60 Minutes” on CBS, President OBAMA – says there had to be a support network for bin Laden inside Pakistan.] [NBC terrorism analyst Roger CRESSEY- says we need Pakistan’s cooperation.] Gilani’s announcement that bin Laden’s compound will be demolished noted.
(Washington: Chuck Todd) The findings of a new NBC News poll examined; details given about feelings toward President Obama, the killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, the Afghanistan war and the government of Pakistan. The announcement from former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich that he will announce his run for president noted.
(New York: Robert Bazell) A study from Seoul, South Korea on autism in children reviewed. [George Washington University Richard GRINKER- notes kids in mainstream schools can do better with assistance.] [Yale School of Medicine Dr. Young SHIN KIM- says we knew we would find more kids in this population.] [Aspergers girl Amy URSITTI- states therapy has helped her.]
(Phoenix: Kristen Welker) CompuGirls, a program started by Kimberly Scott to teach technology skills to teen girls of color, featured. [Teen Carolina ALLAMAS- says she has motivation and knows she can be something in life.] [SCOTT – says technology is becoming more important.] [Intel intern Janie GALLEGO- says she would like to be in the technology field.] [Graduate Kyla TYLER- notes small businesses are asking her for help.]