This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio; John Yang) An horrific car crash at an auto race in Las Vegas that killed driver Dan Wheldon featured; scenes shown of the pileup in the final race of the Indy season.
(Washington: Mike Viqueira) The ceremonies in Washington, DC, memorializing Dr. Martin Luther King on the mall featured; scenes shown of the statue, the festivities, the "I have a dream" speech 48 years ago. [President OBAMA, Representative John LEWIS, former U.N. ambassador John YOUNG, daughter Bernice KING, son Dr. Martin Luther King, III - speak about King.]
(New York: Mara Schiavocampo) The massive crowds in Times Square in the largest event yet in the occupy Wall Street protests featured; scenes shown from the square and across the US against economic inequality and the world, including Rome, Italy. [Three PROTESTERS, LONDONER - want economic justice.] [Protester Mark BRAY- cites the support.]
(New York: Scott Cohn) Record student debt from college loans in a terrible job market examined; scenes shown of protests. [College student Rose SWEIGART- speaks about expected security.] [Los Angeles student Ryan RICE - comments.] [Project on Student Debt Lauren ASHER- comments on the debt's impact.]
(White House: Kristen Welker) The scrutiny of GOP frontrunner presidential candidate Herman Cain examined; details given about his 999 tax plan, his positions on abortion and Supreme Court Clarence Thomas. [On "Meet the Press," CAIN - says some will pay more taxes via sales taxes; opposes President Obama's Iraq policy; explains why his wife maintains their family life.] [NBC News deputy political director Mark MURRAY- raises questions about Cain.] The reality of Cain's need for more money noted.
(Studio: Anne Thompson) The rescue of South Pole National Science Foundation researcher Renee Douceur, who suffered a stroke seven weeks ago, featured; photos shown; details given about her route to New Zealand for medical evaluation. [From the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, DOUCEUR - comments on the upcoming flight.]
(Los Angeles: George Lewis) The defense case in the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray for his role in the death of Michael Jackson examined; details given of the defense theory blaming Jackson and the prosecution's case presented against Murray. [In court, defense attorney Ed CHERNOFF- says Jackson died so rapidly....] [Lawyer Thomas MESIROW - analyzes the defense's case.] [Attorney Mark GERAGOS - says Murray could be acquitted.]
(Atlanta: Thanh Truong) How state and local governments are trying to raise revenue through taxes on alcohol examined; details given about changes in liquor laws in Maryland, Tennessee and Georgia. [Atlanta bar general manager Steven PITTS, Emory University professor Tom SMITH, Maryland bar owner Phil BOWERS, tavern customer Yanaelle CORNEZ, Atlanta city councilman Kwanza HALL- comment on alcohol, taxes and laws.]
(Chicago: Peter Alexander) Pro football player Israel Idonije, the charitable motivator of "Izzy's kids," profiled; scenes shown from the Alex Haley school in Chicago; details given about his police mentoring program. [IDONIJE - recalls his childhood days; talks about the kids and seizing the moment when opportunity comes.] [Principal Dana WILLIAMS. STUDENT - talks about Idonije's visits.]