This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Chuck Todd) The endorsement of Mitt Romney by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie featured; “Saturday Night Live” skit shown; details given about the attack on Romney’s Mormon religion from a supporter of Texas Governor Rick Perry. [CHRISTIE - backs Romney; comments on the Mormon comment.] [ROMNEY – calls on Perry to repudiate the remarks made by that pastor.] The surge in the polls by Herman Cain noted; poll findings on the Republicans and how President Obama stacks up against Romney cited.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Lebanon, New Hampshire: Jamie Gangel) Taped interview held with Christie and Romney about the endorsement. [CHRISTIE – says Romney is the best person for the job and we need to make sure Obama is a one-term president.] [ROMNEY – says Christie would be on anyone’s short list for vice president.]
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) A terrorist plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador Adel al-Jubeir and a secondary plot targeting the Israeli embassy featured; photo shown of Iranian Manssor Arbabsiar, who tried to hire an assassin in Mexico; courtroom sketch shown. [FBI director Robert MUELLER – says many lives would have been lost.] [Attorney General Eric HOLDER - says the conspiracy was conceived, sponsored and directed from Iran.] [Middle East analyst Kenneth POLLACK- says the details sound too salacious to be true.] [Secretary of State Hillary CLINTON – says this kind of action must be ended.] The likelihood of retaliation discussed.
(Los Angeles: Jeff Rossen) The emotional day in the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray for his role in the death of Michael Jackson reviewed; scenes shown from the Los Angeles courtroom; audiotapes played from Murray’s police interrogation in which he talked about Jackson’s children and mother and Jackson’s visits to dermatologist Dr. Arnold Klein. [In audiotape, detective Orlando MARTINEZ- asks Murray about Jackson’s marijuana use.]
(Chicago: Robert Bazell) A study finding that Vitamin E may increase the risk of prostate cancer examined; details given about the select trial involving vitamin E and selenium. [Patient Bill ROTH- comments.] [Cleveland Clinic Dr. Eric KLEIN- says consumers should be skeptical about claims made on bottles or elsewhere.]
(Belleville, Illinois: Kevin Tibbles) The Reach Out and Read program at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois that encourages parents to read aloud to their kids by providing a new book at every visit to the pediatrician featured. [Air Force pediatrician Capt. Mary Beth DOYLE- says reading is a coping mechanism for children.] [Air Force Maj. Douglas BOOSER- comments on reading to his kids via recordings while deployed.] [Mother Pam BOOSER- comments.] [Air Force pediatric flight commander Maj. Guy VENUTI, Reach Out and Read CEO Earl Martin PHALEN- comment on the benefit for children.] [Air Force S/Sgt. Janet ATKINS- comments on her husband’s recordings for their daughter.]