This program is 29 minutes long
(London: Kelly Cobiella) A report that Al Qaeda terrorist Moctar Belmoktar, who was behind the January takeover of an Algerian natural gas plant, was killed in a raid in Mali examined; details given about the raid on the gas plant and about Belmoktar's background. [Survivor Mark COBB - says they valued US, British and French hostages.] [2008 hostage Canadian diplomat Robert FOWLER - characterizes Belmoktar.]
(Seffner, Florida: Ashley Porter) The expansion of the sinkhole in Seffner, Florida, that has claimed the life of a man, Jeff Bush, featured; scenes shown from the neighborhood; Friday 911 call played. [Hillsborough County administrator Mike MERRILL- says it is no longer a rescue effort.] [Hillsborough County fire dept. Chief Ron ROGERS- describes what happened in the bedroom.] [Brother Jeremy BUSH - talks about his brother.] Diagram shown of Florida sinkholes. [Madrid Engineering Group Larry MADRID- explains the sinkhole's growth.]
(White House: Major Garrett) The start of the mandated budget cuts in this sequestration examined; details given about the sources of early cuts: education, defense, airport delays. [President OBAMA - says these cuts are not smart: compromise is needed and Congress can act.] How the defense sector cuts could lead to backlash against politicians discussed.
(Studio: Jim Axelrod) Report introduced.
(Clifton, New Jersey: Elaine Quijano) Impending furloughs for civilian defense workers examined; details given about one New Jersey business effected by the cuts; defense industry job statistics cited. [Small defense contractor ECSI's Arthur BARCHENKO- comments on the uncertainty that is endangering his business: everyone suffers.]
(Studio: Jim Axelrod) Stock Market Report. Live in-studio interview held with Plimsoll Mark Capital chairman Jim Awad about the economy and the stock market. [AWAD - analyzes the budget situation: the economy is strong enough to withstand the budget cuts.]
(Ankara, Turkey: Margaret Brennan) An interview held with Syrian rebel leader Gen. Selim Idris. [IDRIS - comments on his defection from Syrian President Bashir al-Assad's army because it is destroying everything while defending a killer; outlines what we need: ammunition and weapons; states what he would tell President Obama: please help force Assad to leave power.]
(Seabright, New Jersey: Terrell Brown) A way to honor the victims of the Connecticut school shooting by those rebuilding in the wake of Hurricane Sandy featured; scenes shown from Seabright, New Jersey, where the new playgrounds will be dedicated to the Newtown victims. [Firefighter Bill LAVIN, shooting victim's mother Nicole HOCKLEY,. New Jerseyite Paul GOINS- talk about honoring the children via the playgrounds like the one named for teacher Anne Marie Murphy.]