This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s claims about advances in his nuclear program examined; scenes shown of Ahmadinejad at a nuclear reactor in Tehran; details given about Israel’s concern about a bomb and Iranian attacks on Israeli diplomats overseas. [State Department Victoria NULAND- says it seems to have been hyped.] [NBC’s Ali AROUZI – says Iran wants to show it can master nuclear technology.] [Nuclear expert David ALBRIGHT- says we don’t think they’ll build nuclear weapons this year.] [NBC counterterrorism analyst Michael LEITER- says the attacks look like Iranian retaliation for the killing of Iranian nuclear scientists.] Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s declaration that the US knows of no threat from Iran to the US homeland noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Tel Aviv: Stephanie Gosk) The anxiety in Israel over Iran’s nuclear program featured; details given about the attacks in India, Georgia and Bangkok and concern about soft targets, including Jewish centers and synagogues. [Institute for National Securities Studies Yoram SCHWEITZER- explains Israel’s warning to Iran.]
(No location given: Kerry Sanders) The deadly prison fire in Comayagua, Honduras reviewed; scenes shown of the fire, bodies, the injured, family members.
(Grand Rapids, Michigan: Peter Alexander) The problem for presidential candidate Mitt Romney in his home state of Michigan because he opposed the auto industry bailout featured; ad shown; details given about the competition from Rick Santorum. [2 MEN – comment on Romney and his father.] [Calvin College Douglas KOOPAN- says the Romney name is familiar but Mitt is not well known.] [ROMNEY – says President Obama made sure General Motors got handed over to the UAW.] [MAN – responds to Romney’s position.]
(Washington: Tom Costello) The FCC’s new rules aimed at cutting down automated robocalls from telemarketers reviewed; details given about calls that are allowed.
(Brewster, Massachusetts: Anne Thompson) Efforts to save stranded dolphins at Cape Cod featured; scenes shown of dead dolphins, dolphin rescues; details given about the dramatic difference in the rise and fall of the tide and the theories. [International Fund for Animal Welfare Katie MOORE- notes they can’t find their way out of the bay.] [Wellfleet harbormaster Michael FLANAGAN- wonders if something is wrong with the environment.] [Resident Peg ANDRE- says they know what they’re doing and we don’t.]
(New York: Harry Smith) The sudden dominance of New York Knicks basketball player Jeremy Lin featured; game scenes shown; details given about his background. [LIN – says he can’t believe this is happening.]