Monday, April 18, 2011

Where's Robin Meade? I'll be back in my chair Tuesday

Good morning. Robin is on assignment. Natasha Curry is in the driver’s seat.

Another air traffic controller has fallen asleep. Why does this keep happening? We’ll tell you about a work shift that's so tough, the folks who do it call it "the rattler."

And we are following the tragic aftermath of the monster storms that swept through the Southeast. You'll hear from a woman who lost several members of her family. And see new, incredible video of the destruction. All told, 40 people died over the weekend.

Rescue teams are digging more than a mile underground to try to save a 53-year-old Idaho man after a cave-in at a mine. There's fear of another collapse.

You'll follow a robot for the first look inside one of Japan's earthquake-damaged nuclear reactors. And now we have a pretty good idea just how long it's going to take to bring the crisis under control.

You may know the inspiring story of the man who says he fought to bring education for girls to remote Afghanistan and Pakistan. But is it true? People are lining up to slam the book "Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations ... One School at a Time"

Also…
Nic Cage reportedly went on a drunken tear this weekend. Cops hauled him downtown. And guess who had to bail him out? Dog, the bounty hunter… postal rates going up again…. and an incredibly close finish at Talladega. If we didn’t slow-mo the final seconds, you’d swear you couldn’t tell.