This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Pete Williams) Intelligence from Pakistan about 3 men who flew to the US to set off car bombs in New York City or Washington, DC featured; scenes shown of the police presence; details given about the search for the men and the investigation into dealers who sell bomb-making materials. [New York MAN – reacts to the security.] [Vice President Joe BIDEN – says all hands are on deck.] [Washington Mayor Vince GRAY, New York City Mayor Michael BLOOMBERG – call on the public to report anything suspicious.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) The hacking of the NBC News Twitter account that led to false reports of a plane attack on Ground Zero reported; NBC statement quoted.
(San Diego: George Lewis) The blackout in the West caused by a utility worker’s mistake in Yuma, Arizona featured; scenes shown of gridlocked traffic in San Diego, gas lines, stranded airline passengers, fire crews rescuing people trapped in elevators, the San Onofre nuclear power station that shut down; diagram shown; details given of questions about the fragility of the power grid. [MAN – reacts.] [San Diego Gas and Electric president Mike NIGGLI- says an outage cascaded into a larger outage.] [Voice of California Governor Jerry BROWN – says we are vulnerable.] [American Society of Civil Engineers Otto LYNCH- says our system should not be so stressed that one mistake causes the whole system to go down.]
(West Pittston, Pennsylvania: Anne Thompson) The impact of the floods from the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania featured; scenes shown of the floodwaters in West Pittston, a rescue. [Residents Katie CALLAHAN, Karl ROSENKRANZ- react.] [West Pittston resident Joan DONNORA- explains why the town has no levees.]
(White House: Chuck Todd) White House efforts to promote President Obama’s jobs bill featured; scenes shown of him in Richmond, Virginia, which is in Representative Eric Cantor’s district. [Today, OBAMA – tells people to contact Congress.] [Last night, OBAMA – refers to the home states of Speaker of the House John Boehner, Senator Mitch McConnell and Texas Governor Rick Perry.] [CANTOR – says he objects to the all-or-nothing message.]
(Studio: Brian Williams, Tom Brokaw) The changes for Americans after 9/11 and the attack on Pearl Harbor and how we go forward discussed.