This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: Chuck Todd) The focus on the economy by President Obama during a trip aimed at his re-election and by Republicans at a presidential debate in New Hampshire featured; internet video from Mitt Romney shown. [In North Carolina, OBAMA – speaks about jobs and the economy.] [In interview on “Today,” OBAMA – comments on the scandal surrounding Representative Anthony Weiner.] [Republican candidate Tim PAWLENTY- says the focus is to get Obama out of the White House.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) The airing of the Obama interview tomorrow noted.
(Houston: Jay Gray) The release of new photos of Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who is recovering from a gunshot wound in January, featured; photos shown; statement from Giffords’ chief of staff Pia Carusone†† quoted. [Tucson residents WOMAN, Patricia MAISCH††- react to the photos.] [From "Meet the Press," Representative Debbie WASSERMAN SCHULTZ†- says she’s making remarkable progress.] [University of California at San Francisco Dr. Geoffrey MANLEY†- says this is a hidden injury that takes months to years to heal.]
(Springerville, Arizona: Tom Llamas) The battle against the wildfire in Arizona updated; scenes shown of flames and smoke, burned homes in Greer, a Hotshot fire crew. [Operations section chief Jerome MacDONALD- says there is less fire out here.] [Pinetop resident Jana LYNN- reacts to coming home.] [Snake River Hotshots Kenny BOCHNIAK, Arthur CHERRY- comment.]
(Cairo: Michelle Kosinski) The situation in Egypt 4 months after the revolution featured; scenes shown from Tahrir Square in February and now. [Tourist Josh ROBERTS- says there’s no other tourists.] [American University in Cairo president Lisa ANDERSON- notes the transitional period is ambiguous.] [Shopkeeper Mahmoud AMET- comments on the lack of customers.] [Protestor Ahab AMARR- says the government is giving us a lot of promises, but nothing.] [Archaeologist Nora SHALABY- notes arrests won’t stop the protests.]
(Washington: Pete Williams) The declassification of the Pentagon Papers 40 years after they were leaked to the "New York Times" examined; footage shown; details given about what was revealed about the Vietnam War and about the break-ins of Daniel Ellsberg’s office and Democratic headquarters; audiotape of President Richard Nixon played. [ELLSBERG – notes the criminal acts that forced Nixon to resign shortened the war.] [Benjamin Cardozo School of Law David RUDENSTINE- comments on the anti-war movement.]
(New York: Mike Taibbi) The backlash against Miami Heat basketball player Lebron James over his post-game comments featured; game scenes shown; details given about the uproar after he left Cleveland. [JAMES – speaks of the people that were rooting on him to fail.] [“Cleveland Plain Dealer” sports writer Mary Schmitt BOYER- notes the wonderful story about Dallas is being overshadowed by Lebron and Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh losing.]