This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: Chuck Todd) President Obama's nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense and Homeland Security advisor John Brennan to be director of the CIA featured; scenes shown of a demonstration against Brennan’s connection to controversial interrogation techniques; details given of opposition to Hagel due to his positions on Israel, gays and other issues; statement from the Anti-Defamation League’s Abe Foxman quoted. [OBAMA – comments on Hagel and Brennan.] [Senators Lindsey GRAHAM, Mitch McCONNELL- react to the Hagel nomination.]
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s return to work after medical treatment reviewed; photos shown from a meeting and of the football helmet and jersey given to her by staffers; details given about the issue of her testimony on the attack in Benghazi, Libya and the impact on Senator John Kerry’s nomination to replace her. [State Department’s Victoria NULAND- describes Clinton’s reaction to the gifts.] [Senator Lindsey GRAHAM – outlines questions for Clinton about Benghazi.] [“Washington Post” Ruth MARCUS- says slowing down for Clinton is not like slowing down for normal people.]
(Washington: Lisa Myers) Criticism of the settlement to be paid by 10 banks for abuses during the foreclosure crisis examined; details given about payments to homeowners. [CNBC’s Diana OLICK- says for the banks this ends this process.] [Foreclosed homeowner Tim NAN- says he won’t accept it because it’s blood money.] [Neighborhood Assistance Corp. of America CEO Bruce MARKS- worries that homeowners who have been victimized will not get sufficient compensation.]
(Centennial, Colorado: Mike Taibbi) The hearing for James Holmes, the gunman in the Aurora, Colorado movie theater massacre, reviewed; scenes from outside the courtroom and courtroom sketches by Bill Robles shown; testimony from officers Jason Oviatt and Justin Grizzle quoted; details given about Sgt. Gerald Jonsgaard’s account about young victim Veronica Moser Sullivan. [Victim Jonathan Blunk’s cousin Jessica WATTS- says it’s a piece to the closure.] The plan to reopen the theater noted.
(Studio: Nancy Snyderman) A new report on the status of cancer in the US examined; details given about the recommendations for the HPV vaccine. [American Cancer Society Dr. Len LICHTENFELD- comments on the connection between obesity and cancer.] [UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center Dr. Anne POWELL- says we look toward applying screening techniques like Pap smears toward other types of cancers related to HPV.]
(Brick Township, New Jersey: Rehema Ellis) The return home for some residents of Brick Township, New Jersey 70 days after Hurricane Sandy featured; scenes shown of piles of sand and debris. [Resident Candace PULPACHA- explains the condition of her house.] [MAN – comments on the damage.] [Mayor Steve ACROPOLIS- comments on the lifting of checkpoints.]