This program is 29 minutes long
(Pentagon: David Martin) The assault on the consulate reviewed; details given of the belief it was executed by a group associated with Al Qaeda who launched the attack on the 9/11 anniversary; photos shown of Stevens and information manager Sean Smith, who was also killed; scenes shown from the site. The US response outlined.
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Reactions from President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton noted. [OBAMA – says we will work to bring to justice the killers that attacked our people.] [CLINTON – wonders how this could happen in a country we helped liberate.] The State Department tradition of honoring fallen diplomats by etching their names on a marble wall noted; wall shown. Stevens’ career of service reviewed; embassy video meant to introduce Stevens to Libya shown; details given about his role in the rebellion against Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi. Smith’s service noted.
(Cairo: Holly Williams) The protests at the US embassy in Cairo, Egypt against the Internet film featured; scenes shown of demonstrators pulling down the American flag and setting it on fire, riot police. The plans for more protests after Friday prayers and the reaction from Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi discussed.
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles: Bill Whitaker) The film "The Innocence of Muslims" and the filmmaker known as Sam Bacile featured; details given about the insulting depiction of the prophet Muhammad. [Film consultant Steve KLEIN- says the filmmaker is not Israeli and his name is not Sam; comments on the danger from Muslims; denies he has blood on his hands.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s accusation that the Obama administration sympathizes with the protestors noted; statement from the US embassy in Egypt quoted.
(Dulles International Airport: Jan Crawford) The political debate in the US over the response to the film and the protests featured. [ROMNEY – says the statements were inappropriate; says the president takes responsibility for the words that come from his ambassadors; states it was disgraceful for the administration to apologize for American values.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Obama’s response to Romney’s criticism featured. [With Steve Kroft on “60 Minutes,” OBAMA – says Romney has a tendency to shoot first and aim later.]
(Lakin, Kansas: Jim Axelrod) The impact of the drought on farmers and ranchers along the Arkansas River in Kansas reviewed; scenes shown of the dried-up river bed. [Farmer Randy HAYZLETT- comments on the problems for farmers; notes there is no water to divert from the river to the fields; notes the cost for drilling a new well.]