This program is 29 minutes long
(Bedford, New Hampshire: Peter Alexander) The final hours of campaigning before the New Hampshire primary with increasing attacks on Mitt Romney reviewed; scenes shown from last night’s debate and Newt Gingrich’s movie about Bain Capital that attacks Romney’s business background. [GINGRICH, Rick PERRY, Jon HUNTSMAN – criticize Romney.] [ROMNEY – comments.] Romney’s comment about firing people noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams; Manchester, New Hampshire: David Gregory) Whether Romney is unstoppable and the attacks from his rivals discussed.
(Studio: Brian Williams) 1967 footage of Romney’s father, George Romney, a former presidential candidate, defending his wealth during an encounter in Chicago shown. [G. ROMNEY – says he knows what poverty is.] Program note.
(Manchester, New Hampshire: Chuck Todd) The resignation of White House chief of staff William Daley with Jack Lew replacing him featured.
(New York: Robert Bazell) A Women’s Health Initiative study finding that women who take statins, including Lipitor, Zocor & Crestor, have a greater risk for diabetes reviewed. [Diabetes patient Judy BARRICK- comments.] [Brigham & Women’s Hospital Dr. Joann MANSON- says this association appeared even with shorter term use.] [Columbia/Berrie Diabetes Center Dr. Robin GOLAND- notes doctors will have to consider that heart disease is a complication of diabetes.]
(Tucson: Miguel Almaguer) The tributes in Tucson on the first anniversary of the shooting that wounded Representative Gabrielle Giffords reviewed; scenes shown of her leading the Pledge of Allegiance, the weekend ceremonies, the memorial at the shooting site; photos shown of those who died. [WOMAN – reacts.] [Husband Mark KELLY- comments on her recovery.]
(Tehran: Ali Arouzi) The death sentence in Iran for American ex-Marine Amir Hekmati, who is accused of spying, featured; details given about his background, his dual citizenship and the growing tension over Iran’s nuclear program; photos shown. [State Department spokesperson Victoria NULAND- says we call on the Iranian government to release him.]
(London: Stephanie Gosk) The popularity in the US of the British TV show “Downton Abbey” featured; excerpts shown; scenes shown from Highclere Castle, the setting for the show. [Creator Julian FELLOWES, actress Sophie McSHERA- react to the success in America.] [Owner Countess of Carnarvon Lady FIONA- speculates about the popularity.]