A busy, busy Friday for us here in the “Nightline” newsroom so we’re going to dive right in…
5:12 p.m. ET: ABC’s meteorologist Ginger Zee tweets: Caught in a car wash in a tornado! This is some of the spectacular video you’ll see in my piece on @abcworldnews
4:22 p.m. ET: “Nightline” anchor Bill Weir reports that Public Radio International’s show “This American Life” announced today it will retract one of the most popular episodes in the show’s history after finding numerous falsehoods in an monologue by a prominent Apple critic, Mike Daisey. Read Bill’s full story HERE.
3:34 p.m. ET: “Nightline” anchor Cynthia McFadden, an avid skier, tries snowboarding for the first time with world champion adaptive snowboarder Amy Purdy, a double amputee.
Read more about Amy’s incredible story HERE, and watch Cynthia’s interview with her tonight on “Nightline”
2:14 p.m. ET: Now there’s a trending hashtag of #ClooneyCrimes. Among the best:
- Driving Under the Influence of Handsome
- Grand Theft of Women’s Inhibitions
- Aggravated amounts of handsomeness
- Driving While Intoxicating
12:40 p.m. ET: Osama Bin Laden UPDATE: Senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper reports:
“ABC News can confirm that bin Laden wrote to others in al Qaeda about a plot to kill President Obama and General David Petraeus, then the commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan.”
12:28 p.m. ET: “Nightline” PA @MeredithFrostABC tweets: @BillWeirABC Chadden Hunter said we should join him on his next adventure #bagsalreadypacked
Meredith and “Nightline” anchor Bill Weir talked with “Frozen Planet” filmmakers Chadden Hunter and Vanessa Berlowitz about shooting in the most difficult habitats in the world: the poles.
“We’re not climate-change scientists and we’re not politicians. What we can go out and do is record the changes going on at the moment,” Hunter told Weir.
12:07 p.m. ET: Former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi was found guilty of the most serious charges for spying on his roommate, Tyler Clementi, having a gay sexual encounter in 2010, a New Jersey jury ruled today.
11:25 a.m. ET: Rugters trial jury announce they have reached a verdict.
11:11 a.m. ET: George Clooney is led away in handcuffs by D.C. police after leading a protest at the Sudanese Embassy this morning.
7:35 a.m.ET: Extreme temperature swings across the country fueled severe weather overnight. Three reported tornadoes tore through southeastern Michigan, leaving 105 houses significantly damaged. Preliminary reports from NOAA determined an EF-3 tornado ripped through Dexter, Mich., making it the stronger tornado in March in 36 years for the state.