This program is 29 minutes long
(Israel-Gaza border: Martin Fletcher) The escalation of the conflict between Israel and Hamas featured; details given about the firing of rockets toward Jerusalem and Tel Aviv; scenes shown of Israelis running for shelter, a funeral interrupted by a rocket attack, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking, Israeli troops massing on the Gaza border, rockets firing.
(Gaza: Richard Engel) The challenge to Israel from Hamas in the wake of the Arab Spring revolutions examined; scenes shown from Gaza of damaged buildings, the injured, demonstrations of support in Yemen, Lebanon, Turkey and Egypt, Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Kandil holding a dead child; details given about Israel’s surgical strikes, Egypt’s show of support and the increase in weapons for Hamas; photo shown of a Hamas commander who was killed.
(Studio: Brian Williams) The use of social media, including Twitter, by the Israeli army and Hamas noted.
(Capitol: Kelly O’Donnell) The Congressional hearings on the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya reviewed; details given about the secret briefing from former CIA director Gen. David Petraeus and the explanation that the CIA assessment given to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice was classified. [Senator Dianne FEINSTEIN- comments on efforts to keep Petraeus out of sight.] [September 16, RICE – says it was a spontaneous reaction.] [Senator Kent CONRAD- defends Rice.] [Representative Peter KING – comments on the changes to the talking points.]
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) More details about Jill Kelley, the Tampa socialite at the center of the scandal that brought down CIA director Gen. David Petraeus, examined; her e-mails to Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn about her White House visit and her effort to stop DJ Bubba the Love Sponge from his threat to “deep fat fry" the Koran quoted; photo shown of her and her sister with then-Senate candidate Marco Rubio; details given about visits to the White House by Paula Broadwell. [Brookings Institution Michael O’HANLON- comments on Broadwell.] [Representative C.A. Dutch RUPPERSBERGER- comments on the apology from Petraeus.]
(Midland, Texas: Janet Shamlian) A tragic accident in Midland, Texas, where a train crashed into a float carrying injured veterans and their spouses, reviewed; scenes shown from the site and a memorial service; photos shown of the four who died. [Witness Joe COBAROBIO- reacts.] [First responder Dr. Sudip BOSE- describes the chaotic scene.] [Midland Mayor Wes PERRY- comments on this tragic event.]
(Chicago: Kevin Tibbles) The end of an era with the closing of Hostess, the maker of Twinkies and other baked goods, featured; ad shown; scenes shown of striking workers; details given of myths about the shelf life of the Twinkie and the rush to stock up. [Hostess CEO Gregory RAYBURN- says it’s over.] [2 WOMEN - comment.] [CNBC’s Kayla TAUSCHE- calls the Twinkie a casualty of America’s move toward healthier food.]
(On the Jersey shore: Stephanie Gosk) The return home for some residents of the New Jersey shore after Hurricane Sandy featured; scenes shown of wrecked houses. [Vision Beach residents Christine ZWOLLEK, Scott EDRINGTON, Joe PETRINO- react to the destruction.]
(San Antonio: Tom Costello) The progress of the dog Dolan, who was trained by the TSA bomb detection academy to sniff out explosives, featured; scenes shown of Dolan 18 months ago along with other dogs named for 9/11 victims and at work today. [Victim’s widow Lisa DOLAN, daughter “REBECCA” – comment.] [Dolan’s handler Mike D'ANGELO- says when he hears the name Dolan he thinks of Lisa’s family.]