This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The debate ignited by Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen’s comments about Ann Romney featured; details given about presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s efforts to win support from women voters; Twitter responses from Romney’s campaign, President Obama’s advisor David Axelrod, First Lady Michelle Obama and Ann Romney quoted. [From CNN, ROSEN - says Ann has never worked a day in her life.] [From Fox, A. ROMNEY – says her career choice was to be a mother.] [President OBAMA – says it was an ill-advised statement.] [Later, ROSEN – apologizes.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(New York: Chris Jansing) The debate over women and work examined; “Huffington Post” column quoted. [Stay-at-home mom Maria SMITH†- reacts to Rosen’s remarks.] [“More” editor-in-chief Lesley Jane SEYMOUR†- says welcome to the mommy wars 2012.] [iVillage chief correspondent Kelly WALLACE†- says there is nothing more emotional than the mommy wars.]
(Sanford, Florida: Kerry Sanders) The court appearance for neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida reviewed; scenes shown of Zimmerman in the courtroom with his new lawyer and special prosecutor Angela Corey; Zimmerman’s police call played; photo shown of Judge Jessica Recksiedler, who was assigned the case. [Prosecutor Bernie DE LA RIONDA- comments on the evidence.] [Former US attorney Kendall COFFEY- says the judge was assigned randomly to what will be the biggest case of her career.] [This morning on “Today,” Martin’s mother Sybrina FULTON- says it was an accident.] [Later, FULTON – says Zimmerman meant to kill Trayvon.] [Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’MARA- outlines the legal actions.]
(Studio: Brian Williams, Savannah Guthrie) The impact of Fulton calling the incident an accident and new facts from the affidavit discussed.
(Greensboro, North Carolina: Lisa Myers) Jury selection in the trial of former Senator John Edwards, who is charged with violating campaign finance rules while trying to hide an extramarital affair with Rielle Hunter, reviewed; scenes shown of Edwards, his daughter Cate and his parents outside the North Carolina courthouse; details given about the negative public opinion of Edwards; courtroom sketches by Christine Cornell shown as remarks from Judge Catherine Eagles are quoted. [Greensboro resident Jay TILLMAN- calls Edwards slick.] [Trial consultant Charli MORRIS- notes Edwards’ trial team’s concern about Edwards cheating on his wife as she was dying from cancer.]
(Houston: Janet Shamlian) The growing number of supercommuters who travel extreme distances to work featured; cities where extreme commutes are on the rise listed. [MD Anderson Cancer Center facilities manager Rodney BESEDA- says family’s what matters most.] [NYU Rudin Center for Transportation Mitchell MOSS- notes the increase is due to the willingness of Americans to travel for their jobs but not at the price of making their families move with them.] [Rackspace Hosting CEO Lanham NAPIER- notes providing a bus for workers who commute 80 miles makes business sense.]
(Los Angeles: Miguel Almaguer) The story of young Caine Monroy, who made an arcade out of cardboard boxes in his dad’s auto parts store in Los Angeles, featured; details given about the donations to Caine’s college fund after film maker Nirvan Mullick made a web video “Caine’s Arcade”; video excerpts shown. [Caine's father George MONROY- says he dreams big.] [MULLICK - says this kid’s a genius.] [Customer Jojo ROMAN- says Caine is famous.] [C. MONROY – says he wants to invent games.]