This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Pete Williams) The Supreme Court's consideration of California’s Proposition 8 that bans gay marriage examined; scenes shown of demonstrations; courtroom sketches by Art Lien shown; taped voices of Justices Elena Kagan, Antonin Scalia, Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy and Chief Justice John Roberts played. [Plaintiff Paul KATAMI, lawyer challenging Prop 8 Theodore OLSON, lawyer for Prop 8 Andrew PUGNO- express views.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles: Kristen Dahlgren) The shift in public opinion on gay marriage examined; details given about the role of television; clips from “Will and Grace” and “Modern Family” shown; "Wall Street Journal"/NBC News poll findings cited. [Georgia State University professor Greg LEWIS- says the combination of knowing gay people personally and through the media are convincing people that gay people are people.] [Colorado resident Jeana CAPEL-JONES- says marriage is an institution that is between a man and a woman.] Partners Christine Hershey and Susan Van Horn shown.
(Rome: Michelle Kosinski) The announcement that Italy will retry Amanda Knox for the murder of her roommate, Meredith Kercher, examined; statement from Knox quoted; details given about her initial conviction that was overturned. [Knox defense attorney Carlo DALLA VEDOVA- says she is willing to fight again.] [Knox attorney Theodore SIMON- says there was no evidence before and there is no evidence now.] [Legal analyst Praxilla TRABATTONI- says this is the way the Italian legal system works.]
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) Threats of nuclear attacks from North Korea, which claims that missiles are on high alert aimed at American targets in Guam, Hawaii and the US mainland, featured; details given about the military agreement between the US and South Korea.
(Washington: Diana Olick) The drag on the housing recovery from the shortage of homes for sale examined; CNBC survey findings on homeownership and statistics on shortages in specific cities cited. [Home buyers Brian and Ali EARLE, Leah Wilson JACOBS- comment.] [Greater Las Vegas Assn. of Realtors Noah HERRERA- notes the problem for individual buyers because hedge funds are absorbing the assets.]
(Miami: Kerry Sanders) How the Facebook page created by Patty Bullion to reunite people with items lost in tornadoes is helping scientists understand what happens to debris in funnel clouds featured; twister footage shown; examples of lost and found items cited. [BULLION – comments.] [University of Georgia researcher John KNOX- says if a tornado misses you, you might still be in danger from the debris.]
(New York: Chris Jansing) The story of 17-year-old Nick D'Aloisio, who sold his news reader app Summly to Yahoo for millions, presented. [D'ALOISIO- talks about his achievement and his future.] [Tech entrepreneur Brain WONG- comments.]