NBC continues to do the most conscientious job in following up on January's earthquake in Haiti. Since the start of February, when the intense crisis coverage had subsided, ABC and CBS have each only filed one story on earthquake relief. Robert Bazell's latest marks NBC's tenth in that time period. Bazell offered an update on the American Red Cross, which raised $396m for earthquake relief and has so far disbursed $106m for food and water, shelter, healthcare, and family services. Bazell extracted a promise that the balance will be spent to help the Haitian people and not for the charity's general operating fund, as happened in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001: "Many will be watching to see if that promise is kept."
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