This program is 30 minutes long
(Exeter, New Hampshire: Peter Alexander) Romney versus his opponents in the turnaround debate featured; scenes shown from Exeter; details given about what Romney said about fearing being fired. [Rick SANTORUM, former Speaker of the House Newt GINGRICH - criticize Romney.] [ROMNEY - speaks out against Jon Huntsman.] [HUNTSMAN - responds.] [SANTORUM - attacks Representative Rand Paul.] [PAUL - responds.] [Texas Governor Rick PERRY - jokes.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(Manchester: Ron Mott) The independent voters of New Hampshire featured. [Voter Frank TUPPER - reacts to the debate; states he is looking for a leader.] [Voters Linda KOTUSKY, MAN, WOMAN - offer views on politics.]
(Studio: Lester Holt; Manchester: David Gregory) The opponents' view that they need to slow Romney down, convince the voters Romney cannot be the nominee and the importance of second and third place in the race discussed.
(Tehran: Ali Arouzi) The growing tensions between the US and Iran over its nuclear program examined; details given about Iran's threat to stop oil from passing through the Strait of Hormuz; scenes shown of Iranian fishermen rescued by a US ship from Somali pirates. [On "Face the Nation", Secretary of Defense Leon PANETTA - says Iran will be stopped; notes we will not tolerate blocking the strait.]
(Tucson: Miguel Almaguer) A day of remembrance in Tucson on first anniversary of the shooting in Tucson of Representative Gabrielle Giffords featured; scenes shown of ceremonies in churches, the hospital and the Safeway shooting site with 2011 footage also shown; details given about Gabby's journeys. [In interview, husband Mark KELLY - comments on Gabby.] [Survivor Suzi HILEMAN - recalls holding young Christina Taylor.] [Giffords aide Daniel HERNANDEZ - expresses his emotions.]
(Manchester, New Hampshire: Andrea Mitchell) The reaction to a new book, "The Obamas" by Jodi Kantor, about First Lady Michelle Obama and her clashes with White House advisers reviewed; scenes shown of an active Michelle; details given about her reluctance as a first lady, the pressure she felt, her clashes with Rahm Emanuel and White House press secretary Robert Gibbs. [Former White House deputy communications director Jen PASKI- comments on Emanuel's demeanor.] [EMANUEL - responds.] [For ABC, M. OBAMA - says she does not feel trapped.]
(New York: Nancy Snyderman) The nationwide shortage of certain prescription drugs examined; IMS Inst. statistics cited; details given about the underground market from college students for these drugs and the DEA control of them. [Mother Linda CARDOLLI- says we can't get ADHD medication.] [American Academy of Pediatrics Dr. Andrew ADESMAN- suggests the DEA loosen production quotas.] The DEA's position on drug quotas and the industry and the position statement from PhRMA quoted.
(San Francisco: Mike Taibbi) The expansion of dog therapy to academia featured; scenes shown from the University of San Francisco law school where law students play with dogs and puppypalooza day at the University of Maryland. [Librarian Ron WHEELER - calls it stress management.] [University of Maryland student government vice president David BERLIN- cites the response.] [University of San Francisco student Alyssa BUSSEY, law professor Rhonda MAGEE, Westminster Kennel Club David FREI- comment on student stress and how dogs help make you feel better.]