This program is 29 minutes long
(Capitol: Kelly O’Donnell) The release of Representative Gabrielle Giffords from the hospital after 5 months of recovery from the shooting in Tucson featured.
(Washington: Chuck Todd) Dissatisfaction with the candidates for the Republican presidential nomination examined; details given about Texas Governor Rick Perry’s potential entry into the race and Rudolph Giuliani’s meeting with Perry and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie; scenes shown of Representative Michele Bachmann at last night’s debate; findings of a new NBC News/"Wall Street Journal" poll on the Republicans, President Obama, the economy and Libya cited. [PERRY – campaigns.] [CHRISTIE – says he’s not going to run.]
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The tension in US-Pakistan relations since the raid on bin Laden’s compound featured; details given about Pakistan's arrest of 5 CIA informants who helped track down bin Laden and the use of Pakistani IEDs against US troops in Afghanistan; scenes shown of various US officials in Islamabad.
(Washington: Tom Costello) The unrest in Greece over the national debt featured; scenes shown of rioting in Athens; details given about the response of the US stock market. [University of Maryland professor Peter MORICI- explains the potential impact on economies in Europe and the US if Greece defaults.] [Freelance journalist Stratos SAFIOLEAS- says there is a sense of loss of trust in the political system.]
(Vietnam: Chris Jansing) The return to Vietnam of retired Col. Jack Jacobs, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions there in 1968, featured; scenes shown from the Mekong Delta; footage shown of the medal ceremony with President Richard Nixon; photos shown. [JACOBS – recounts his experience.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Live in-studio discussion held with Jacobs; his medal shown. [JACOBS – says we’re all fighting for each other; offers his view on the ultimate outcome of the war.]
(Los Angeles: Tom Llamas) The vote in Los Angeles to ban chocolate and strawberry milk in schools featured; map shown of cities with bans. [Los Angeles Unified School District superintendent John DEASY- says we would not procure or sell milk that had added sugar.] [Mother Diana STARR, son “TOMMY,” mother Christina DeMEGLIO- react.] [National Dairy Council Greg MILLER- says we should look at other options that are nutrient-poor.]