This program is 29 minutes long
(Lawrence, New York: Stephanie Gosk) The anger and frustration in New York and New Jersey featured; scenes shown of people pumping water, snowy roads, utility crews from across the country, the wrecked Duncan family home. [New Yorker Fay SLADOWSKY, her DAUGHTER, Lawrence, New York Mayor Martin OLINER, New Jersey Governor Chris CHRISTIE – comment on the continuing power outage.] [In Point Pleasant, New Jersey, utility worker Dave MATTHEWS- notes the difficulty of digging out sand with snow on top of it.] [Washington state utility worker Mick CONLON- says the devastation is widespread.] [Bay Head resident Kim DUNCAN- reacts to the extreme weather.] The estimated damage cost noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Staten Island, New York: Ann Curry) The situation in hard-hit Staten Island updated; scenes shown of debris. [Resident Phyllis PUGLIA- reacts to the loss of her home.] [Neighbors Pedro and Jennifer CORREA- comment on the flooding and moving on.]
(Tucson: Miguel Almaguer) The dramatic day in the courtroom with many of the victims addressing Loughner reviewed; scenes shown of Giffords and others arriving at the courthouse; courtroom sketches by Bill Robles shown; statements from Giffords’ husband Mark Kelly, her successor Representative Ron Barber, and survivors Suzi Hileman, who spoke about young victim Christina-Taylor Green, and Mavy Stoddard quoted. [STODDARD - says we’re not going to let him win.] [Victim Pam SIMON- speaks of the losses of that day.]
(Studio: Andrea Mitchell) What the "fiscal cliff” means for most Americans examined; details given about the specific tax hikes and automatic spending cuts. [February 29, Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben BERNANKE – warns about the fiscal cliff on January 1, 2013.] [“Financial Times” Gillian TETT- notes people are watching whether the administration can tackle those fiscal issues.] [Senator Olympia SNOWE- says people are thirsty for constructive problem solving and bipartisanship.] The potential impact on New Jersey noted.
(New York: Katy Tur) The heroism of firefighters who live in Belle Harbor, New York after Hurricane Sandy featured; scenes shown of fires and flooding, the charred remains. [FDNY assistant chief Robert MAYNES- points out a burned-out firefighter’s home.] [Engine 265’s Ron CASSAR- comments on diving underwater to attach a hose to a hydrant.] [Squad 270’s Tommy FEE- comments on swimming to rescue people from a burning building.] [Retired firefighter Tommy MORAN- comments.] [FDNY battalion chief Mike McGRATH- comments on being schooled by Moran.]
(Columbus, Ohio: John Yang) The respite for residents of the battleground state of Ohio following the onslaught of campaign activity during the presidential race featured; ad statistics cited. [Dublin resident Sue McKITRICK- says it’s like a weight’s been lifted.] [Ohio State University sociologist Vince ROSCINGO- says people are ready for a long nap.] [Ohioan Trish HEVEL- comments on political posts on Facebook.]