came loose during a rough landing in edmonton last week. it was a canadian-made bombardier plane. the blade sliced through the fuselage, through the window seat passenger in the head, bruised her up, knocked her glasses off, but that was mostly it, and she's going to be okay thankfully. >>> we received some big news around here today, the list is out of this year's recipients of the president medal of freedom and they include tom brokaw. he is in some spectacular company including meryl streep, stevie wonder, ethel kennedy and stephen sondheim, and the late freedom writers. it's the highest civilian honor in our country. the complete list is on our website tonight, nbcnews.com. >>> there was a great ceremony in berlin this weekend to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the berlin wall. but one still photo stood out to us. here it is. the wall of bright lights the germans erected that is visible from thousands of feet above the city to trace where that wall once stood dividing east from west. >>> when we come back, an incredibly beautiful tribute and the powerful reason behind it.
then he rushed back into the house to call 911. it edmontoned with a nick to his leg, a tetanus shot, and a heck of a story to tell folks back home in scotland. >>> when we come back, trading places. the special program that is helping my in-laws and a loot of other aging couples stay put right where they want to be. >>> finally here tonight, our periodic series of reports called "trading places," where we look at our own families and caring for our own aging parents, or in this case, in-laws. in the case of my mother and father-in-law, they have paid to join a group that allows them to grow old in their home. it's called staying put, and it's made up of a movement that decides that the best retirement community is staying at home. pat and hud stoddard have been married 60 years, most of them spent in new canaan, connecticut, where they raised three children, including a daughter named jane whom i married 27 years ago. pat was a teacher, hud, a television executive and over the years they put down deep roots in this town. she is 83 and he is 91. they live in a comfortable home all on
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