This program is 28 minutes long
(Denver: Mark Strassmann) The belief by law enforcement officials in Colorado that the suspect in the shooting death of state prison official Tom Clements was killed in a car crash following a police chase and shootout featured; scenes shown of the wrecked car in Decatur; details given about attacks on other criminal justice officials this year; statistics cited. [El Paso County sheriff's office Lt. Jeff KRAMER- says this is probably a targeted crime.] [Santa Clara County, California district attorney's office Glenn McGOVERN- says no government agency provides 24-hour protection.]
(Jerusalem: Major Garrett) President Obama's speech to young Israelis and Palestinians reviewed; details given about his remarks on the peace process and his views on Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories. [OBAMA – says peace is possible; calls for an independent and viable Palestine.] The views of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on the settlements noted.
(Damascus: Barry Petersen) The rare public appearance by Syrian President Bashir al-Assad featured; scenes shown of Assad driving himself, mingling with people who have lost family members in the civil war and at a photo op with his wife, rebels fighting in Damascus, the aftermath of the mosque explosion that killed a respected cleric. The current situation in Damascus discussed.
(Washington: Sharyl Attkisson) Legislation that will allow many government agencies flexibility in deciding what programs to cut under the forced sequestration examined; scenes shown of Congressmembers leaving for Spring break, lines of passengers at the Miami airport last week; details given about the addition of money for meat inspection, the Border Patrol and military tuition assistance and the FAA’s plan to close air traffic control towers at smaller airports. Increased funding for the State Department in the wake of the attacks in Benghazi, Libya noted.
(Studio: Anthony Mason) The banking crisis in Cyprus examined; scenes shown of protestors at the parliament building, lines of people at ATMs; details given about the European bailout package that includes proposals to tax deposits in the banks. [PEOPLE – comment.] [Barclays Capital Larry KANTOR- notes the risk that depositors in other countries will be scared.]
(Markham, Texas: Anna Werner) The impact of the drought in Texas on migrating birds examined; scenes shown of dried-up wetlands; map shown of the Central Migration Flyway; details given about how water flow to Texas farms was cut to protect supplies for towns. [Hunting preserve manager Todd STEELE- notes the birds are getting stressed as a result of losing habitat.] [Wildlife environments expert Denis DEAN- worries about mass die-offs.]
(Studio: Norah O’Donnell) Earlier interview held with Robbie and Alissa Parker, the parents of victim Emilie Parker, about their efforts to find out more about the motives of gunman Adam Lanza. [PARKERs – recount their meeting with Lanza’s father, Peter Lanza.] The Parkers’ reaction to meeting Lanza and the outpouring of support they have received discussed.