Mike Bettes, a meteorologist for The Weather Channel, arrived in Joplin, Missouri minutes after a devastating tornado hit. Mike began to broadcast live, and in between breaks he checked overturned cars for survivors and surveyed the damage.
Dick spoke with Senator McGovern in 2007, and heard him read from his famous 1970 speech to the U.S. Congress condemning the Vietnam War. McGovern died Sunday, and we remember his clarity and eloquence.
Ma Jun, a former investigative journalist in Beijing, is pressuring global companies to clean up their act in his country. Using public information, he has made maps of the air and water pollution left by the supply chain of companies such as Apple.
Today, Dick Gordon is in Haiti. He's finding out how and where people are living, two years after the earthquake. He begins at one of the largest refugee camps outside of Port au Prince, Camp Canaan, where he meets the man who is both pastor and local president. And he ends up at a dance practice in Cite Soleil, where young men confront the past and reach for a better future to the beat of hip hop.
This story is about what can happen when toxins leak into drinking water - and how tough it is to get answers when those responsible are reluctant to talk. Jerry Ensminger is a retired Marine. He has known for the past 14 years that the water his family drank at Camp LeJeune was contaminated. In fact, he believes his daughter died from exposure to contaminated water. Jerry is still waiting for someone to take responsibility.
We started our water series at Lake Mead on the border between Nevada and Arizona. If we follow the Virgin River north from there, it would lead us to Zion Canyon, Utah. This story doesn’t talk about the water, but rather the climb up those canyon walls, to a place called Angels Landing. Produced by Scott Carrier.