It's March Madness on the East Coast, and I'm not talking about basketball. It is the return of winter, after a week of spring-time temperatures for those of us here in New York. The forecast is for up to two feet of snow in some places, but the real headache is travel. Hundreds of flights have been cancelled today because of the snowstorms. JetBlue preemptively cancelled many of its flights to try to head off a repeat of their February mess when passengers were stuck on runways for hours. We will keep an eye on the storm and the travel problems and update you tonight.
The other big story we are watching today is on Capitol Hill. Former CIA officer Valerie Plame spoke out publicly for the first time, giving testimony to a House committee. Her appearance today made for fascinating theater, with Plame surrounded by more cameras than Lindsay Lohan. Plame described her feelings when she found out her cover had been blown ("...like I had been hit in the gut."). She also said she had nothing to do with her husband's trip to Niger, even though the White House implied he traveled at her suggestion. Chip Reid has been watching the hearing all day and will have a full wrap up for us tonight.
And an important health story tonight about CPR. According to a new study, chest compressions WITHOUT mouth-to-mouth resuscitation may be the most effective way to help someone in cardiac arrest -- which is a lot different from what most of us have been taught. Bob Bazell will have that for us tonight.
And it's Friday, so count on "Making a Difference." See you tonight.