This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: Kristen Welker) The impact of stalemate on spending cuts as part of the sequestration examined; details given about the cutbacks, especially the Defense Department, FAA and Head Start etc. [President OBAMA - blames Congress.] [Speaker of the House John BOEHNER - blames runaway spending.] [Huntsville defense WORKER, Grand Canyon park RANGER, Border Patrol AGENT - comment on the cuts.] [CNBC's John HARWOOD- assesses the effects.]
(Studio: Lester Holt; Washington: David Gregory) The Republicans' view of the budget cuts impasse and the next deadline that could shut down the government discussed. [In interview, BOEHNER - comments on his meeting with the president about spending and tax hikes.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) The entire Boehner interview on "Meet the Press" noted.
(Seffner, Florida: Gabe Gutierrez) 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, but demolition.] [Victim's brother Jeremy BUSH - describes what happened.] [Hillsborough County deputy Douglas DUVALL- comments.] Diagram shown of Florida sinkholes. [NEIGHBOR - reacts.]
(Cairo: Ayman Mohyeldin) The visit to Egypt by Secretary of State John Kerry featured; scenes shown of protests critical of the US for supporting Islamic President Mohammed Morsi; details given about the economic crisis in Egypt and the US plans to aid the rebels fighting Syrian President Bashir al-Assad. [Two DEMONSTRATORS - speak out.] [KERRY - says we come as friends of the people.] Kerry's meeting tomorrow with Morsi previewed.
(Vatican: Keir Simmons) The meeting of the cardinals at the Vatican to set a date for the conclave that will select the next pope to succeed Pope Benedict XVI featured; details given about the Vatican scandal involving wiretaps of senior Vatican officials.
(New York: Nancy Snyderman) An app to monitor brain function in young female soccer players examined; details given about the study on the medical effects of heading the soccer ball. [University of Texas health science center professor Anne SERENO- says we want to measure cognitive functions.] [Albert Einstein College of Medicine Dr. Michael LIPTON- comments on the heading monitoring to see if there is a long-term risk.] [Two soccer PLAYERS - comment.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) The use of medical apps on model devices by the NFL and NHL noted.
(San Diego: Diana Alvear) Whale watching off the coast of California featured; scenes shown of the grey whales that are coming back in the Pacific; details given about the tourist traffic brought by the whales. [Naturalist Alyssa Shulman JANEGAR- comments on the whales.] [Two whale WATCHERS, park RANGER, San Diego Whale Watch Christopher SWITZER- comment on the whales.]