Transcript: February 20, 2023


A U.S. Senator was admitted to the hospital for what his staff says is severe depression. Angie’s got the story. Plus a rare look at one of the world’s most notable shipwrecks. No not that! Yes, that’s it. Those stories and more today on Notice News. 

Senator Hospitalized for Severe Depression

Hey guys and happy Monday. I’m Jonathan here at Notice HQ in Brooklyn. Late last week, Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman was admitted to the hospital for severe depression.

Our Washington correspondent Angie has the story.

Angie: Known for his every-man style—often dressed in hoodies—Democratic Senator John Fetterman swept into office this past November – beating his Republican challenger Dr. Oz – by some 200,000 votes. One of the big issues in that campaign was Fetterman’s health, and now, it’s an issue again. On Thursday, Fetterman was admitted to a hospital here in D.C. for what his staff said was severe depression.

According to the Mayo Clinic, depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness or loss of interest. It’s *not* just a case of the blues that someone can snap out of — and may be caused by changes in brain chemistry. 

During the campaign, Fetterman suffered a stroke, later acknowledging he quote “almost died.” Depression is a well known problem for stroke survivors. Senator Fetterman’s colleagues praised him for seeking help. Minnesota Senator Tina Smith tweeted this:

“John is doing exactly what he should do, which is seek help.”

Seeking help when you need it is a sign of strength, not weakness, something that John is demonstrating for all of us.


Jonathan: Here’s what else is making news right now.

Five former police officers charged with murder in the death of Tyre Nichols have plead not guilty. Police video caught the five officers beating Nichols after a traffic stop in early January. Nichols later died from his injuries. 

Electric car maker Tesla has recalled 362,000 cars over the vehicles’ full self-driving feature. The government says the feature allows cars to speed through intersections among other things, increasing the risk of crashes. 

And – this cat, Lucky, really lived up to her name. She was found wandering last week in Kansas, and when they scanned her microchip, it turns out she had been reported missing – two years ago – in Miami.

Rare Titanic Footage Released

This week, the 1997 film Titanic was re-released in theaters for its 25th anniversary. 

Sound: Titanic: “I’m flying!”

But the theatrical re-release wasn’t the only thing done to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the movie. The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution released this never before seen footage of the real life sunken Titanic.

The Titanic set sail on April 10th, 1912 and at the time, was the largest ship ever built. Its maiden voyage was from Southampton, England to New York City, but it collided with an iceberg and sank on April 15th.

It’s estimated that of the 2,224 people on board, more than 1,500 died. 

When the Titanic sank in 1912, efforts to locate it began immediately, but it took quite a long time to find it. It wasn’t found until 1986, when this footage was shot, 73 years after it sank.

85 years after the Titanic sank, filmmaker James Cameron released the movie of the same name which became the highest grossing film of all time, grossing over 2.2 billion dollars worldwide.

Sound: Titanic: “God almighty”

That record wasn’t broken until 2019 when Avengers: Endgame finally surpassed it, grossing over 2.7 billion.


That’s it for today but you can learn more about depression, its symptoms and causes on our website, I’ll be back tomorrow with more from us, Notice News.