This program is 29 minutes long
(Joplin: Ron Allen) The efforts of veterans helping out in the aftermath of the tornado in Joplin, Missouri this Memorial Day featured; scenes shown of President Obama touring the disaster area and yesterday’s moment of silence. [Red Cross volunteer retired M/Sgt. Joe SORRENTO- compares Joplin to a bombed area.] [Navy veteran/florist Dave BAKER- says this is one way we can serve.] [OBAMA – says there will be a national response.] [Army veteran Dave BROWN – comments on the message of his flags.]
(The Weather Channel: Chris Warren) The weather forecast, including storms in the Plains and high temperatures across the country, featured; maps shown.
(Washington: Kristen Welker) A day of campaigning and appearances by Republican candidates and potential candidates for president reviewed; scenes shown of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin visiting historic sites during her bus tour, former Governor Mitt Romney with the people, Representative Michele Bachmann at a Memorial Day event in New Hampshire, and former Governor Tim Pawlenty campaigning in Iowa; Gallup Poll findings cited. [“Washington Post” Nia-Malika HENDERSON- outlines signs Palin will not run.] [ROMNEY – explains how he will beat President Obama.] [BACHMANN – predicts she will do favorably against Obama.] [PAWLENTY – campaigns.] [Former Republican National Committee spokesman Doug HEYE- notes Obama is a great candidate and prolific fundraiser.]
(Tripoli, Libya: Richard Engel) The unrest in Yemen featured; details given about the killing of demonstrators during a government crackdown in Taiz, the importance of stability in Yemen to the Middle East and the US, the terror plots linked to Al Qaeda and the takeover of Zinjibar by Islamic militants; scenes shown of shooting in the streets and a burning protest camp in Taiz, a protest against President Ali Saleh in Sana’a.
(Bala Murghab, Afghanistan: Jim Maceda) S/Sgt. Nick Lewis, who leads a platoon in remote Baghdis Province, Afghanistan, featured; scenes shown of him with local villagers, under attack by the Taliban, Skyping with his family. [LEWIS – talks to and about his men; says it’s a great honor to serve your country.]
(Los Angeles: George Lewis) The courage of teacher Martha Rivera, who kept her students calm by singing while a gun battle over drugs raged outside her classroom in Monterrey, Mexico; scenes shown of the police outside, the children on the floor inside and school kids during a shootout drill; map of the violence in Monterrey this year shown. [War Child Dr. Samantha NUTT- says the actions of this teacher were extraordinary.] [From Monterrey, voice of American TEACHER – says it’s happening everywhere.]
(Las Vegas: Miguel Almaguer) The training of dogs like the dog that helped the Navy SEALs take down Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan featured; scenes shown from a training facility in Nevada; photos shown of war dogs. [Air Force Maj. Eric SPRINGER- says their senses are saving people’s lives.] [Air Force Sgt. Julian CARLOS- notes the protectiveness of his dog.] [Air Force S/Sgt. Christopher BARTUCCILUCAS- says he would classify them as heroes.]