This program is 29 minutes long
(Zintan, Libya: Richard Engel) The fast-moving developments in Libya as the rebels push to topple the government of leader Muammar el-Kadhafi examined; details given about rumors he has left the country and the fighting inside Tripoli; scenes shown of the battles in Zawiyah with bodies on the ground, the wrecked hotel and the rebels celebrating with weapons fire. [REBEL - comments.]
(Studio: Lester Holt; Washington: Andrea Mitchell) What a rebel victory would mean for the US and NATO policy with concerns about a rebel government split between tribes and factions discussed.
(Tehran: Ali Arouzi) The prison sentence for two Americans hikers, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, arrested in Iran in 2009 on charges of spying featured; photos shown of the two men with fellow hiker Sarah Shourd, who was released last September. [SHOURD - hopes for compassion.] [Bauer's professor Ken LIGHT- comments on the case.] State Department statement hoping for their release quoted. [Middle East analyst Michael SINGH- calls it outrageous behavior by Iran.] The possibility the two men will be freed noted.
(Norway: Jay Gray) A return by survivors to the island in Norway where fellow campers were slain in the massacre by Anders Breivik featured; scenes shown of the ferry and the island. [SURVIVOR - says we escaped with our lives; notes we have 10 years of good memories here.]
(New York: Michelle Franzen) The floods outside Pittsburgh reviewed; scenes shown of the waters with stranded cars. [Two SURVIVORS, Bob BAILEY - describe what happened in the flood waters.]
(Washington: Mike Viqueira) The Republican challenge to Obama for 2012 featured; scenes shown of Texas Governor Rick Perry and Representative Michele Bachmann campaigning for the conservative vote. [PERRY - campaign about jobs.] [Political analyst Stuart ROTHENBERG- assesses the Republicans.] [In weekly address, OBAMA - speaks about getting things done.] ["US News and World Report" Rick NEWMAN- talks about the economy in 2012.] [Presidential candidate Mitt ROMNEY- campaigns on the recession and the lack of presidential leadership.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) The guests on tomorrow's "This Week" named.
(Miami: Mark Potter) The year of extreme weather across the US reviewed; scenes shown from the tornado in Joplin, Missouri, drought and fires in the Southwest, flooding in the Midwest; details given about billion dollar damages in separate events. [National Weather Service Chris VACCARO- talks about the extreme of the extreme in the weather.] The National Weather Service's "winter-ready nation" program explained. [National Weather Service director Jack HAYES- comments.]
(Santa Cruz: Peter Alexander) A new tactic in law enforcement with the prediction of where and when a crime may be committed featured; scenes shown from Santa Cruz, California, where a computer program analyzes crime patterns in "predictive policing." [Police officer Christian LAMONT- says we could stop a crime.] [UCLA mathematician Martin SHORT, Santa Cruz police Zach FRIEND- comment on the program.] Map shown of other cities and states considering predictive policing programs shown. [LAPD Capt. Sean MALINOWSKI- comments on police efficiency.]
(No location given: Amy Robach) Top foley artist Marko Costanzo, who is responsible for sound effects in movies, profiled; scenes shown of him making sounds with household items in his New Jersey sound stage. [COSTANZO - talks about collecting garbage to use for foley sound that lends realism.]