This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Kristen Welker) The jockeying already among Republicans for Campaign 2016 examined; details given of the results of a straw poll led by Senator Rand Paul; scenes shown of the party conference. [NBC political editor Mark MURRAY- cites the CPAC straw poll's significance.] [PAUL, former Alaska Governor Sarah PALIN, Senators Ted CRUZ, Marco RUBIO, former presidential candidate Mitt ROMNEY - speak.] ["Washington Post" Michael GERSON- assesses the party.] Senator Rob Portman's change of position on same-sex marriage noted.
(Studio: Lester Holt; Washington: John Harwood) The Republican Party's complicated outreach to other voting blocs and the challenge of how to deal with President Obama discussed.
(New York: Michelle Franzen) A deadly crash in Pennsylvania of the bus carrying the Seton Hill women's lacrosse team that killed the driver and coach Kristina Quigley reviewed; scenes shown from the accident site; details given about a recent series of tour bus crashes around the country. [Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Joan CLAYBROOK- comments on safety issues.]
(Steubenville, Ohio: Ron Allen) The rape trial in Steubenville, Ohio, for two high school football players, Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond, accused of attacking an underage girl, featured; details given of the testimony from the victim in this emotional case. [Ohio State University law school professor Ric SIMMONS- reviews the prosecution's case.] [Mays' attorney Brian DUNCAN- denies there was non-consensual sexual conduct.] [On the street, two WOMEN - react to the case.]
(Vatican: Anne Thompson) The words from the new Pope Francis reviewed; scenes shown from the Vatican of his speech about the conclave, his view of the church. [Father Bob BARRON- says the pope emphasized outreach to the poor.] [Catholic seminarians Chris KURSICH, former musician Jarrett TWENTY, Deacon Jeff WALKER - comment on their priestly vocation.]
(New York: Nancy Snyderman) Virtual medical checkups via doctor-patient text messages examined; example cited. [Patient Cammie VALENTINE - backs texting.] [Kansas City Dr. Natasha BERBER, Mt. Sinai Dr. Katie MALBON- explain the use of texting patients.]
(Phoenix, Arizona: Kristen Dahlgren) The extreme fitness craze featured; scenes shown from outside Phoenix of the Spartan Race in the mud. [Spartan Race director Michael MORRIS, participants pro racer Colby KAHL, adventurer Ann REYNOLDS - comment.]