This program is 29 minutes long
(Daytona: Janet Shamlian) A major Nascar crash at the racetrack in Daytona the day before the Daytona 500 race featured; scenes and photos shown of the multi-car collision with parts flying into the stands injuring fans.
(White House: Kristen Welker) The countdown to the automatic government spending cuts with no resolution between President Obama and Congress in sight examined; details given about the possible layoff and cutbacks and the politics behind it all. [Oklahoma Governor Mary FALLIN, Colorado Governor John HICKENLOOPER- question sequestration.] [OBAMA - calls for compromise.] [Senator John HOEVEN- says Obama wants higher taxes.] [Transportation Secretary Ray LaHOOD - promises calamity.] [Representative Marsha BLACKBURN - calls it scare tactics.]
(Studio: Lester Holt; Washington: John Harwood) The possibility of pressure to force negotiations, the chances for a "grand bargain" of tax reform and entitlements cuts discussed.
(Pretoria, South Africa: Michelle Kosinski) The latest developments in the story of South African paralympian runner Oscar Pistorius, who is charged with murdering his girlfriend/model Reeva Steenkamp, featured; scenes shown from his house where the shooting took place and from his renovated Website; a statement from Reeva's parents quoted; details given about his racing and training status. [SOUTH AFRICAN - reacts.]
(Vatican: Anne Thompson) The Vatican rebuke of Italian media for running false reports before the election of a successor to retiring Pope Benedict XVI examined; details given about a supposed secret report on corruption inside the Vatican and the pope's last business matters before his last Sunday address to the crowds. The deposition of American Cardinal Roger Mhaony on the issue of priest sex abuse discussed.
(Studio: Kim Cunningham) The course of two winter storms reviewed and previewed; weather maps shown.
(New York: Nancy SNyderman) The Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences awards of three million dollars to 11 young scientists studying cancer, gene therapy and stem cell research examined; details given the significance of this move for scientific and medical research. [Rockefeller University Dr. Corey BARKMAN, Weill-Cornell Dr, Lewis CANTLEY- react.] [23andMe co-founder Anne WOJCICKI- comments on the recipients.]
(New York: Katy Tur) The announcement by ""Billboard" magazine the Top 100 singles will now include YouTube clicks in the hit-making formula examined; scenes shown of the Harlem Shake dance videos. ["Billboard" magazine editorial director Bill WERDE- says YouTube is an infrastructure for hits.] [KROQ FM deejay Kat CORBETT- talks music.]