This program is 30 minutes long
(Capitol Hill: Kelly O'Donnell) The announcement from Representative Gabrielle Giffords that she will step down from Congress due to her slow recovery from being shot last year featured; her video thanking Arizona and photos from the Tucson shooting shown.
(Ormond Beach, Florida: Peter Alexander) The coming two-man race in Florida between Mitt Romney and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich after his win in South Carolina featured; details given about Romney's tax returns. [GINGRICH, ROMNEY, Rick SANTORUM - campaign.] [On Fox, ROMNEY - calls his taxes a distraction.] [On "This Week," GINGRICH - denies being a lobbyist.] [New Jersey Governor Chris CHRISTIE - criticizes Gingrich.]
(Studio: Lester Holt; Tampa: Chuck Todd) How the debates may have hurt Romney in South Carolina, what he may do in the Florida debate and how Gingrich can get under Romney's skin discussed.
(Studio: Lester Holt) NBC News coverage of the Florida debate on Monday noted.
(State College: Michelle Franzen) The reaction on campus to Paterno's death featured; scenes shown of the ceremonies around his statue. [Two STUDENTS - comment on Joe's death.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(New York: Ron Allen) A look back at Paterno's 46 years as head of Penn State football reviewed; photos and video shown; details given about the child sexual abuse scandal that tarnished his legacy and led to his firing last November. [PATERNO - says "I love you all."]
(Giglio, Italy: Duncan Golestani) The recovery by divers of a body from the wreck of the cruise ship Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy featured; scenes shown of the ship and from underwater; details given about the pressure to speed up the salvage operation to prevent an environmental disaster of a fuel leak.
(New York: Robert Bazell) A study suggesting new approaches to testing women for osteoporosis examined. [University of North Carolina school of medicine Dr. Margaret GOURLAY- says it is unnecessary to screen every two years.] [Columbia University Medical Center Dr. Ethel SIRIS- cites the importance of a bone density test for Medicare recipients; offers advice for bone health.] The criteria for getting a bone density test outlined on screen.
(Louisville, Kentucky: Brian SChactman) The package wars between UPS and FedEx featured; scenes shown from the airport superhubs where packages are routed from one plane to another; details given about the need for the human touch in delivering packages. [ProFlowers vice president Clark HOWARD- talks about company orders.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) A full report "UPS/FedEx: Inside the Package Wars" announced.
(Atlanta: Thanh Truong) The lifesaving transplant surgery for Clay Taber, who received a kidney from a nurse, Allison Batson, featured; scenes shown from Emory hospital where the operations were carried out. [TABER, BATSON - talk about the kidney donation.]