This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Anne Thompson) The fallout from the 2 billion dollar loss at JP Morgan Chase reviewed; details given about the resignation of chief investment officer Ina Drew and the damage to CEO Jamie Dimon’s reputation; the drop in stock price cited; statement from Dimon quoted. [CNBC’s Sue HERERA- notes Drew’s last trade was on the wrong side.] [From “Meet the Press,” DIMON - says it isn’t like the company’s jeopardized.] [Senate candidate Elizabeth WARREN- says we have to wonder what’s happening at the other large financial institutions.]
(Washington: Chuck Todd) President Obama’s ad campaign targeting Mitt Romney’s time at Bain Capital featured; ad shown. The commencement speeches by Obama at Barnard College and by Romney at Liberty University in Virginia reviewed; scenes shown.
(Studio: Brian Williams) The announcement from Republican candidate Ron Paul that he will not spend any more money on the remaining primaries reported.
(Los Angeles: Miguel Almaguer) The cutbacks in California aimed at balancing the state budget featured; details given about the impact on state workers, health care programs, prisons and education; scenes shown of a protest by state employees. [Governor Jerry BROWN – states California and the federal government are living beyond their means.] [Senator Ted GAINES- criticizes Brown’s plan for a tax increase.] [Political analyst Sherry Bebitch JEFFE- wonders how the dysfunctional higher education system will be impacted.]
(Miami: Mark Potter) The discovery of dozens of mutilated bodies on a highway in Mexico amid turf wars over drug smuggling featured; scenes shown from the site; map shown of Sinaloa and Los Zetas cartel territories; details given about bodies found recently near Guadalajara and Nuevo Laredo. [College of William and Mary George GRAYSON- notes Los Zetas wants to show they are the meanest organization in the Americas.] [University of Miami Bruce BAGLEY- describes the fight between the rival cartels.] [NBC Latin American policy expert Jorge CASTANEDA- says there is no end to this war.]
(Damascus: Ayman Mohyeldin) The renewed violence in Syria reviewed; details given about the Free Syrian Army’s ambush against the Syrian military in Rastan; scenes shown of burning tanks, the injured, a bombing site, the arrival of U.N. observers.
(Studio: Nancy Snyderman) An increase in emergency room visits by children who swallowed button batteries from household items featured; x-ray image shown. [Parents Susan and Mark SADAUSKAS- recall what happened to their son Max when he swallowed a lithium battery from a remote control.] [Nationwide Children’s Hospital Dr. Gary SMITH- says a button battery can cause serious injury or death.]
(London: Stephanie Gosk) The show-stealing performance on “Britain’s Got Talent” by Pudsey the dancing dog featured; scenes shown of Pudsey performing with owner Ashleigh Butler. [2 JUDGES – react.] [BUTLER – talks about going to Hollywood.] [In the park, dog OWNER – comments.]