This program is 29 minutes long
(Portland, Maine: Ron Allen) A win for Mitt Romney in the Maine caucuses with Representative Ron Paul a close second noted.
(Studio: Lester Holt) Romney's win in a straw poll from the key conservative group CPAC reviewed.
(White House: Mike Viqueira) The reemergence of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin at the CPAC conference and the possibility of a brokered convention featured; CPAC straw poll figures cited. [PALIN - criticizes President Obama; states what our candidate must do.] [CPAC chairman Al CARDENAS - speaks about other candidates at the Republican convention.] [Pew Research Center Andrew KOHUT- analyzes the Republican shift to the right.]
(Studio: Lester Holt; Washington: John Harwood) The importance of the CPAC endorsement after losing to Rick Santorum on Tuesday and the unlikelihood of a brokered convention for the Republicans discussed.
(Studio: Lester Holt) The guests on "Meet the Press" named.
(Tacoma, Washington: Miguel Almaguer) The funeral for the Powell brothers who died when their father, Josh, killed them in their Washington state home featured; scenes shown of the ceremonies, the house fire last week with the 911 call played; details given about the disappearance of Powell's wife. [WOMAN - remembers the boys.] [911 dispatcher Dave LOVRAK- comments on the call.] [Susan Powell's father Chuck COX- speaks.]
(Studio: Kelly Cass) The cold and possibly snowy weather reviewed; weather maps shown.
(Cairo: Ayman Mohyeldin) The violent crackdown in Syria featured; scenes shown of the streets being shelled and people running and of State Department satellite images of tanks and of clashes in neighboring Lebanon; details given of the death of a general in Damascus. [US Ambassador to Syria Robert FORD - says the Syrian government needs to stop the violence.]
(New York: Robert Bazell) Alzheimer's disease research featured; details given about the National Alzheimer's Project Act to find a treatment by 2025 without there being funds for studies. [84-year-old Kippy REEDER- comments.] [Alzheimer's Associates Dr. Maria CARRILLO- talks about a national agenda.] [Mt. Sinai School of Medicine Dr. Sam GANDY- talks about fund raising problems.]
(Ft. Worth, Texas: Charles Hadlock) The privacy issues raised by the use of unmanned drones by American police departments examined; scenes shown of Miami-Dade police testing an unmanned vehicle. [Sgt. Andrew COHEN - says it is just a flying camera.]. [Vanguard Defense Industries CEO Michael BUSCHER, Montgomery County sheriff's office Randy McDANIEL- comment on drone capabilities.] [ACLU of Texas Kerry BURKE- questions the police use of drones as unconstitutional.]