This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Andrea Mitchell) The chain of events started by the investigation into e-mails sent by Paula Broadwell to Tampa socialite Jill Kelley, leading to the resignation of CIA director Gen. David Petraeus, reviewed; details given about the e-mails sent to Afghanistan commander Gen. John Allen from the “kelleypatrol” account and the suspension of privileges for Broadwell and Kelley; e-mails quoted; scenes shown of FBI agents at Broadwell’s home. [President OBAMA – praises Petraeus.] [Secretary of Defense Leon PANETTA – supports Allen.] The identification of the FBI agent involved in the investigation as Frederick Humphries noted.
(White House: Chuck Todd) President Obama's first post-election press conference covering a wide range of topics reviewed. [OBAMA – talks about tax hikes and cuts; comments on the scandal surrounding resigned CIA director Gen. David Petraeus; responds to negative remarks from Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham about U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, who is being considered for Secretary of State.] [McCAIN – says we will do whatever is necessary to block the nomination.] [GRAHAM - says he does not trust Rice.] [September 16, RICE – says the Benghazi, Libya attack was a spontaneous reaction to a video.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Capitol: Kelly O'Donnell) McCain’s rebuttal regarding Rice following Obama’s news conference featured; details given about the response from other Republicans. [On the Senate floor, McCAIN – says Obama doesn’t have any idea how serious this issue is.] [Senator Kelly AYOTTE- questions Rice’s remarks after the attack.] [Senator Susan COLLINS- calls for clear answers from Rice.] The briefing of Intelligence Committee leaders by FBI director Robert Mueller on the Petraeus scandal and the expectation that Petraeus will testify on the Benghazi attack noted; scenes shown.
(Studio: Peter Alexander) Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s remarks about why he lost the election to President Obama reviewed; details given of his claims about Obama’s “gifts” to voting blocs, including African Americans, young voters and Hispanics; his comments quoted.
(Tel Aviv: Martin Fletcher) Concerns about a new war in the Middle East after Israel’s assassination of Hamas commander Ahmed Jabari featured; scenes shown of the attack on Jabari and the aftermath of air strikes targeting Gaza; details given about Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel. [Israeli Prime Minister’s spokesman Mark REGEV- says no country would sit by idly and see its civilian population targeted this way.]
(London: Jim Maceda) The anger in Ireland over the death of pregnant Savita Halappanavar, who was denied an abortion despite being told she would miscarry, featured; scenes shown of protests in Dublin. [Voice of husband Praveen HALAPPANAVAR- describes her last moments.] [Legal expert Dearphail McDONALD- calls for action after living with this morass for 30 years.]
(Royal Red and Blue)” by artist Mark Rothko noted.
(New York: Rehema Ellis) The efforts in Staten Island, New York to help students most affected by Hurricane Sandy featured; scenes shown of students from PS 52 who were relocated to the Michael J. Petrides School and students getting supplies donated by the 1E technology company. [Several STUDENTS – comment.] [PS 52 principal Jane McCORD- says to have the children see that we’re all together and there for them will allow them to heal more rapidly.] [Petrides School Joanne BUCKHEIT- says everybody is working together.] [Student Santiago GALVIS- reacts.]