Contributor Sean Cole walks around Greenpoint, his new neighborhood in Brooklyn, to see what's going on in one part of shuttered New York. He finds a chauffeur who has no work, and a woman who had to leave her home.
This week at a science conference in Orlando, Army officials are looking at a new kind of tank. It's a light, unmanned ground vehicle that can be sent into danger spots without risking the lives of soldiers. The tank is called Ripsaw, and it was invented in the garage of twin brothers from Maine. Also in this episode: another in our series of "tough jobs". This time, a transplant surgeon.
Cici McNair spent her early days as a private investigator hiding in bushes, and trailing people in order to appease jealous husbands or wives. As she grew more experienced, she uncovered counterfeit designer clothing and purses and traveled the world searching for missing people. Today, she lives and works in Paris investigating financial fraud.
We remember the Katyn Massacre, the killing of over 20,000 Polish officers and intelligentsia at the start of World War II. Anna Wojtowicz’s father perished on that plane. Also in this episode, Bob Porto is a member of the Tea Party.
On a July afternoon in 1937, 15-year-old Betty Klenck Brown was listening to her family's shortwave radio. She was writing down lyrics to popular songs when she turned the dial and heard the unimaginable: "This is Amelia Earhart. This is Amelia Earhart." Betty jotted down everything she heard over 3 hours.
Magazine sales crews are still going strong, despite investigations into their exploitative practices. These crews are largely composed of younger people, often with troubled lives, recruited to sell magazines across the country.
Olivia Helmig was in a magazine crew for 10 months. During that time, she had no medical care, witnessed abuse and heard stories of rape from fellow female crew members
Yesterday at the inauguration festivities, actor Samuel L. Jackson talked about the March on Washington. He said that the power of the march came from the fact that so many ordinary people attended it. Donna Perkins-Potts was one of those ordinary Americans. She was only 17 years old in 1963. After hearing Dr. King's speech, Donna returned to her semi-segregated college motivated to create change.