February 26th, 2010
07:37 PM ET

Evening Buzz: Did killer whale trainer make deadly error?

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Cate Vojdik
AC360° Writer

Tonight, new details on the killer whale attack at Sea World. We’ll tell you what happened inside the tank as a massive whale named Tilikum held his victim in his jaws, underwater, for nearly 40 minutes. Did the 40-year-old trainer make a fatal mistake in the moments before the whale grabbed her?

Also tonight: broken government, family doctors and your health. We’ll be digging deeper on one piece of the heath care reform puzzle—a trend that could leave you in the lurch when you need to see a doctor.

Over the next decade, the American Academy of Family Physicians predicts a shortage of as many as 40,000 to 50,000 primary care doctors. Fewer medical school students are choosing to go into this line of medicine. We’ll look at the reasons why and what health care reform promises to do about it. 360 MD Sanjay Gupta heads up our coverage.

Desiree Rogers, a long-time friend of the Obamas, said today she’ll leave her position as social secretary next month. She came under fire after an uninvited Virginia couple crashed the administration’s first state dinner party in November. The White House was accused of shielding her by refusing to allow her to testify at hearings about the security breach. Rogers says her decision to leave her job has nothing to do with the incident. Ed Henry will bring us the raw politics of the high-profile White House resignation.

We also have an incredible story about a mother in Haiti who never gave up hope of finding her toddler son. They were separated after the quake. She searched the rubble for weeks. Gary Tuchman was there when the two were reunited.

Plus, we’ll have the latest on the nasty winter weather lashing the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.

See you at 10 p.m. eastern.

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