This program is 29 minutes long
(Capitol: Kelly O’Donnell) The resignation of Representative Anthony Weiner due to the scandal over his lewd pictures featured; scenes shown from his rowdy press conference and the press conference for one of his recipients; photos shown. [WEINER – apologizes; speaks of the distraction and his wife.] [Constituents Andrew WOLTIN, Maksim PIKUS, Sarah LEIGHTON- react.]
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The announcement that Ayman al-Zawahiri has replaced Osama bin Laden as head of Al Qaeda featured; videotape shown; details given about the tension between the US and Pakistan with Pakistan’s shutdown of joint intelligence centers. [Secretary of Defense Robert GATES - says it’s a reminder they are still out there; jokes about counting votes when you’re in a cave.] Options on US troop withdrawals from Afghanistan delivered to President Obama by Gen. David Petraeus noted.
(White House: Kristen Welker) The political fight over whether President Obama needs Congressional approval under the War Powers act to continue the US role in Libya examined. [American University’s Washington College of Law Jamin RASKIN- says some have questioned its Constitutionality.] [White House press secretary Jay CARNEY – says our current actions do not fall under the War Powers Resolution.] [Speaker of the House John BOEHNER – questions that we’re not in the midst of hostilities.] [Representatives Nancy PELOSI, Dennis KUCINICH, Senator John McCAIN – offer views.]
(Athens: Michelle Caruso-Cabrera) The desperate situation in Greece as the country looms toward default on its debt featured; details given of concern about the world economy; scenes shown of rioting over government budget cuts, including layoffs and higher taxes.
(Mekong Delta: 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 his reunion with the retired Viet Cong Army Brig. General who gave the order to attack Jacobs’ battalion; footage shown. [JACOBS – says the emotional part is meeting someone who also fought for his soldiers; says it’s good to meet in friendship.] [Former helicopter pilot retired Navy Capt. Allen WESELESKEY- recalls a radio conversation with Jacobs.]