This program is 29 minutes long
(Cairo: Ayman Mohyeldin) The situation in Syria after the veto by Russia and China of a U.N. resolution calling on Assad to hand over power and transition to a democratic government featured; scenes shown of the fighting in Homs, a clinic being fired on, Russia’s Foreign Minister at the U.N. speaking against the West, Syrian protestors burning Russian and Chinese flags. [SYRIAN – says all we want is help.] [At the U.N., US Ambassador Susan RICE, British Foreign Secretary William HAGUE- denounce the abhorrent brutality and the murdering Syrian regime.] [Human Rights Watch Reed BRODY- says it seems the Syrian government is treating the vetoes as a license to kill.] The free Syrian army’s efforts to acquire more weapons noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams, Andrea Mitchell) The urgent situation in Syria, Rice’s anger over Russia’s arming of the regime and the US role discussed; inset scenes shown of the violence.
(White House: Chuck Todd) Yesterday’s pre-Super Bowl interview with President Obama reviewed. [With NBC’s Matt Lauer, OBAMA – comments on the possibility of military involvement in Syria, relations between Israel and Iran and negative campaigning; says he deserves a second term.] [In 2009 interview, OBAMA – says if he hasn’t turned the economy around in 3 years it will be a one-term proposition.] The campaigning by the Republican presidential candidates updated; details given about criticism of the administration’s decision to require health insurance plans to cover birth control. [Newt GINGRICH – says secular government is shrinking the right of religious liberty.]
(Graham, Washington: Miguel Almaguer) The tragedy in Washington, where Josh Powell set fire to his house, killing himself and his 2 sons, featured; family photos shown; scenes shown of the house on fire; details given about Powell’s custody battle with his missing wife Susan’s parents, Chuck and Judy Cox. [Pierce County Detective Ed TROYER- says we found cans of gas with the bodies.] [Pierce County Sheriff Paul PASTOR- says this was a horrible murder of 2 little kids.] [C. COX – says the children are with their mother.] [In August 2011, POWELL – says he could never hurt Susan or his sons.] What one Powell boy said about his mother noted. [Loyola Law School Laurie LEVENSON- says as the children began to talk, Powell got nervous.]
(No location given: Meredith Vieira) Exclusive interview held with Mimi Alford, who had an affair with President John F. Kennedy when she was a White House intern; photos and footage shown; details given about the revelation of the affair in Robert Dallek’s book “An Unfinished Life.” [ALFORD – comments on her decision to write “Once Upon a Secret”; recalls the encounter in the swimming pool and being overpowered by JFK.]
(Chicago: John Yang) Chrysler’s ad featuring Clint Eastwood talking about the auto industry reviewed; ad shown; last year’s Chrysler ad featuring rapper Eminem recalled; details given of complaints the ad was pro-auto bailout; Tweet from conservative commentator Michelle Malkin quoted. [Advertising executive Donny DEUTSCH- says Chrysler captured the aspirational mood of this country.] [White House press secretary Jay CARNEY – comments.]