This program is 29 minutes long
(Kabul: Richard Engel) The "insider" attacks by Afghan forces on US and NATO troops featured; details given about the recent incidents, including the recent assault by militants at a NATO base in southern Afghanistan and US killing of civilians. [NATO spokesman Brig. Gen. Gunter KATZ†- comments on the attacks.] [NBC News military analyst retired Col. Jack JACOBS†- says this violence will continue.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(Benghazi: Ayman Mohyeldin) The attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where the US ambassador and three other Americans were killed updated; scenes shown of Pope Benedict XVI on Beirut and anti-US demonstrations in Libya, Pakistan, Turkey, Australia, Europe, Sudan, Tunisia, Yemen. [On "Meet the Press," US Ambassador to U.N. Susan RICE†, Libya PRESIDENT - assess the Libya attack.]
(Denver: Peter Alexander) How the anti-American violence in the Arab world has shifted the focus of the presidential election campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney to foreign policy examined. [On "Meet the Press," Prime Minister Benjamin NETANYAHU - says Iran is 6 months from having an atomic bomb: don't let fanatics have nuclear weapons.] [On "Meet the Press," US Ambassador to U.N. Susan RICE - talks about sanctions on Iran.] [OBAMA - says no act of terrorism will go unpunished.] [ROMNEY - says the world needs American leadership.] [vice presidential nominee Paul RYAN - says if we are strong....]
(Studio: Lester Holt; Washington: Andrea Mitchell) What Israel wants from the US about Iran's nuclear threat discussed.
(Studio: Lester Holt; Washington: John Harwood) The foreign policy issue for the Democrats and Republicans discussed.
(Chicago: Rehema Ellis) The negotiations to end the teachers strike in Chicago featured; scenes shown of picketing; details given about the tenets of a new three-year contract for teachers. [Chicago Teachers Union vice president Jesse SHARKEY, Urban Education Inst. Tim KNOWLES- comment on issues.]
(Boston: Tom Costello) A new surgical procedure to treat back pain examined; scenes shown from Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. [Patient Jennifer INGAM- comments on her surgery.] [Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Kevin McGUIRE- describes Jennifer's nerve problem.] [Holy Cross Hospital Dr. Phil SCHNEIDER- describes the reporter's sciatic nerve problem.]
(New York: Michelle Franzen) The rise in hotel prices for winter vacations due to demand examined; statistics cited; details given about how to get deals. [Lifestyle blogger Emily MOMAN- says hotels are now more expensive.] [Fathomaway.com founder Pavia ROSATI- says the economy is getting healthier.] [Budget Travel deputy director Laura MICHONSKI- says people are booking now for holiday travel.]
(Los Angeles: Mike Taibbi) A volunteer sports equipment program established by the parents and friends of Jessica Ghawi, who died in the Aurora movie theater shooting, featured; scenes shown of the Colorado wildfires and the damages and of people donating. [North Metro fire district Stacey MULLIGAN- cites the losses for families.] [Jessica Ghawi's mother Sandy PHILLIPS- says sporting equipment helps children heal.] [Volunteer Cheryl LOVELL, Aurora victim's father Tom SULLIVAN - comment.]