This program is 29 minutes long
(Harbiye, Turkey: Richard Engel) The deaths of American war correspondent Marie Colvin and French photographer Rémi Ochlik while covering the government’s crackdown on the opposition in Homs, Syria featured; scenes shown of the shelling and destruction, the injured; details given about Colvin’s career. [Last night, voice of COLVIN - reports about the shelling and merciless disregard for the civilians; describes a makeshift clinic and the despair over why the international community is not helping.] [Mother Rosemarie COLVIN- reacts.]
(Afghanistan: Atia Abawi) The outrage in Afghanistan over unintentional burning of the Koran by US soldiers at Bagram Air Base in Kabul featured; scenes shown of the protests.
(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) The Supreme Court case to decide whether it is a crime to lie about receiving military honors and medals examined; details given about cases involving Xavier Alvarez and Rick Duncan, who were charged under the Stolen Valor Act; courtroom sketches by Art Lien shown; opinions by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, John Roberts, Sonia Sotomayor, Antonin Scalia and Anthony Kennedy quoted. [Voice of ALVAREZ – says he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.] [Vietnam veteran Doug STERNER- says stolen valor is stealing the identity of a war hero or a wounded warrior.] [Alvarez’s lawyer Jonathan LIBBY- notes the Court has never upheld a law like this.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Live in-studio discussion held with NBC News military analyst retired Col. Jack Jacobs, a Medal of Honor recipient, about this case. [JACOBS – says neither the medal nor the recipient is so fragile that we have to curtail free speech.]
(Washington: Chuck Todd) Findings of the latest NBC News/Marist Poll on the standings of Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum in Michigan and Arizona cited.
(Studio: Nancy Snyderman) The problem of eating disorders among boys and young men featured; photos shown of TJ Warschefsky, who died from anorexia nervosa; details given about what to look for in your child. [TJ’s mother Susan BARRY- talks about TJ.] [Lucile Packard Children's Hospital James LOCK- describes patients as straight A students and great athletes who drive themselves to the next level.] [Avi Sinai’s mother Nancy SINAI- says she was fighting to save her son.] [Avi SINAI – worries about being fat.]
(New York: Savannah Guthrie) President Obama’s penchant for singing featured; scenes shown of him singing with B.B. King at a White House concert and other impromptu performances and of candidate Mitt Romney singing in Florida; details given about previous presidents and their musical endeavors; footage shown. [Presidential historian Doris Kearns GOODWIN- notes seeing these lighter moments is like a window into the person.]