This program is 29 minutes long
(Melville, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) The intentional flooding of rural areas in order to spare the larger cities of Baton Rouge and New Orleans featured; scenes shown of the flooded Atchafalaya River in St. Landry Parish, water gushing through the spillway, National Guardsmen shoring up a levee. [Krotz Springs resident Cal EVANS- explains why they are staying.] [Louisianan Michelle BURDOFF- reacts to leaving her home.] [Louisiana National Guard Lt. Col. Daniel BORDELON- explains why residents should evacuate.]
(Vicksburg, Mississippi: Thanh Truong) The record flooding in Vicksburg, Mississippi featured; scenes shown of flooded neighborhoods. [Warren County Sheriff Martin PACE- notes families have been forever changed.] [Resident Debra EMERY- reacts to the break in her makeshift levee.] [Vicksburg Mayor Paul WINFIELD- says it’s a true disaster.] [Army Corps of Engineers Col. Jeff ECKSTEIN- expresses confidence in the levees.]
(New York: Jeff Rossen) The arrest in New York City of International Monetary Fund director Dominique Strauss-Kahn on charges of sex crimes against a hotel maid featured; scenes shown from court of his arraignment and of the Sofitel Hotel; details given about his role at the IMF, his presidential ambitions in France and conspiracy theories involving French President Nicolas Sarkozy. [Assistant district attorney John McCONNELL- outlines the assault charges.] [Defense attorney Benjamin BRAFMAN- says he is innocent.] [“Newsweek” Paris bureau chief Christopher DICKEY- says politics is a dirty game in France.] Strauss-Kahn’s prior record noted.
(Kennedy Space Center, Florida: Tom Costello) The final mission of the space shuttle Endeavour with Mark Kelly commanding and his wife, Representative Gabrielle Giffords, watching featured; scenes shown of the launch; photos by airplane passenger Stefanie Gordon shown. [Giffords chief of staff Pia CARUSONE- notes what Gabby said.] [Voice of KELLY – thanks everyone for the support.] [NASA administrator Gen. Charles BOLDEN- talks about Gabby’s example for the country.] The “Peace, Love and Gabby” bracelet shown. The next step for Giffords noted.
(Studio: Nancy Snyderman) This miserable allergy season examined; details given about the impact of the spring rains; spring allergy capital cities listed. [Several PEOPLE – outline symptoms.] [Long Island College Hospital Dr. Cliff BASSETT- states it’s the worst he’s seen.] [The Weather Channel’s Carl PARKER- says there’s been an explosion of plant life.] [MAN – comments on giving Benadryl to Jake the dog.]