This program is 29 minutes long
(Juneau, Alaska: Michael Isikoff) The e-mails released by the state of Alaska from Sarah Palin’s time as governor examined; scenes shown of journalists picking up boxes of documents; details given about her efforts to keep her communications private; e-mail with her praising then-presidential candidate Barack Obama quoted. [MSNBC.com investigative reporter Bill DEDMAN- says we waited longer for these records than Palin was governor.] [On Fox News, PALIN – predicts they will be taken out of context.]
(Studio: Lester Holt; Washington: David Gregory) The distractions for the Republican presidential race with Gingrich’s campaign troubles and the frenzy over former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s e-mails and Representative Anthony Weiner’s fight for political survival discussed.
(Springerville, Arizona: George Lewis) The wildfire in Arizona updated; details given of concern about the weather forecast for more winds; scenes shown of smoke and flames, destroyed houses in Greer, firefighters, elk running, pets. [Homeowner Connie ZONTER– comments.] [Southwest area fire management spokesman Jim WHITTINGTON- notes tomorrow will have conditions for large fire growth.] [Veterinary technician James O’BRIEN- comments on a rescued dog.] [Deputy sheriff Brannon EAGAR- comments on the anxiety of the displaced people.]
(Antakya, Turkey: John Ray) The crackdown on anti-government protestors in Syria featured; internet videos shown of the protests; scenes shown of a civilian being kicked in the street, injured people, the deserted town of Jisr al-Shughour, a refugee camp in Turkey.
(Plainsboro, New Jersey: John Yang) The decision of many state and government employees to retire early as their benefits are targeted due to budget troubles examined; statistics on state worker retirements cited. [Teacher Judy CINNAMOND- says all of sudden teachers are the enemy.] [STUDENT, teacher Caitlin ELLINGSON– praise Cinnamond.] [In September 2012, New Jersey Governor Chris CHRISTIE – mocks teacher benefits.] [Center for State and Local Government Excellence Elizabeth KELLAR- says people who can afford to retire are doing so.]
(Salt Lake City: Anne Thompson) The threat of flooding in the West and Plains from the expected snowmelt featured; details given about the impact of La Niña. [Snowbird Snow and Summer Resort Emily MOENCH- comments on the extended ski season.] [Utah Snow Survey Randy JULANDER- shows a graph comparing the snowpack this year and 1983, when Salt Lake City flooded.] [The Weather Channel Jennifer CARFAGNO- explains the role of climate change.]
(London: Janet Shamlian) The 90th birthday of Britain’s colorful Prince Philip featured; scenes shown of Prince William and Kate and the celebration for Philip; details given about his tendency for gaffes; examples cited. [Navy cadet Elizabeth RENDLE- recounts what Philip said to her.] [Author Ashley WALTON- says he believes in speaking his mind.] [PHILIP – says it’s part of somebody’s style and it’s too bad.]