Today's Highlights | March 18, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Indonesian national search and rescue agency personnel watch over high seas during a search operation for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the Andaman Sea on March 15, 2014. (CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN/AFP/Getty)

Also on Today's Show

Begins at 08:50:Searching the seabed for the missing airliner is a daunting task, as Mike Purcell knows well. In 2011, Purcell, a principal engineer in applied ocean physics at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, led sea search operations for the mission that found Air France flight 447 in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean.

Begins at 23:35: President Barack Obama’s pick for Surgeon General is facing tough opposition from the NRA that could ultimately tank his nomination. Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy is a Harvard- and Yale-educated doctor who has advocated for stricter gun control laws. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich explains.

Guests:

Mike Purcell and Todd Zwillich

Editors:

T.J. Raphael

Comments [1]

Kip Childs from Portland, Oregon

There's been a lot of speculation about what happend to Flight 370, but I've so far heard no one on any of the national news programs offer the possibility that the plane's computer was hacked and taken over by a cell phone on board, and yet there are aviation experts who have expressed concerns that such a thing is possible. It's a theory that would explain some of the few bizzare facts that know about the flight. I'd be interested in hearing some experts comment on this possibilty.

Mar. 18 2014 12:23 PM

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