This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Snowden’s background and actions reviewed; scenes shown of investigators at his mother’s home in Ellicott City, Maryland and his father’s home near Allentown, Pennsylvania, and a demonstration of support in New York; details given about his education, job experience, his flight to Hong Kong after copying top secret documents at his office at Booz Allen Hamilton in Hawaii and the reaction to Snowden’s leak from WikiLeaks creator Julian Assange and film maker Michael Moore. [In interview with "The Guardian," SNOWDEN – says the public needs to decide whether these programs & policies are right or wrong.] [“Guardian” columnist Glenn GREENWALD- comments on Snowden’s motivation.] [Hawaiian MAN – comments.] [NBC correspondent Ian WILLIAMS – comments on Hong Kong’s extradition treaty.] [Former CIA chief of staff Jeremy BASH- notes concern about Snowden’s information falling into the hands of a foreign government.] [NSA director James CLAPPER – notes the damage is huge.] [Britain’s Foreign Secretary William HAGUE- comments on Britain’s relationship with the NSA.] [Brennan Center for Justice Elizabeth GOITEIN- comments on civil liberties.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(Washington: Lisa Myers) The increased demand for private intelligence contractors since the 9/11 attacks featured; map shown of the NSA complex in Fort Meade, Maryland; statistics on people with security clearances cited. [“Top Secret America” author William ARKIN- says it’s an industrial system that works on a profit motive.] [Senator Susan COLLINS- says intelligence agencies could not function without these private contractors.] Former NSA director Mike McConnell’s work with Booz Allen Hamilton noted.
(Pretoria: Keir Simmons) The serious medical condition of former South African President Nelson Mandela, who is hospitalized with a lung infection, reviewed; scenes shown of former wife Winnie Mandela and other visitors at the hospital, current wife Graca Machel on his 94th birthday. [Presidential spokesman Mac MAHARAJ- comments on Mandela’s condition.] [2 MEN – comment.] Plans for daughter Zenani Mandela to visit her father noted.
(Sanford, Florida: Ron Mott) The start of jury selection in the murder trial of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin last year reviewed; video of Zimmerman describing what happened shown; scenes shown of protests; 911 call played. [Brother Robert ZIMMERMAN- says we’re confident in the outcome of the case.] [NBC legal analyst Kendall COFFEY- explains who the defense and the prosecution want in the jury.] [“Orlando Sentinel” columnist Beth KASSAB- comments on the race issue.] [Martin’s father Tracy MARTIN- speaks.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) Zimmerman’s lawsuit against NBC Universal for defamation noted.
(Studio: Nancy Snyderman) The risk of cancer in children from radiation from CT scans featured; study results cited; details given about hospital efforts to reduce radiation exposure. [Patient’s mother Tamika FRAZIER- comments.] [UC Davis Health System Diana MIGLIORETTI- says the largest increase was for abdomen CT.] [Children's National Medical Center Dr. Shireen ATABAKI- describes how children are evaluated to reduce the number of scans.] [Children's National Medical Center Dr. Raymond SZE- says risk versus benefit needs to be balanced.]
(Plano, Texas: Stephanie Gosk) The nonPareil Institute, which teaches software skills to students with autism and then hires many of them to design games, apps, and eBooks for sale, featured; details given about the hiring of autistic workers by SAP and Alliance Data, including Bernie Fisch. [nonPareil employee Cheryl O'BRIEN- comments.] [Founder Dan SELEC- says we’re successful in technology because it speaks to all of their strengths and they can provide a living for themselves.] [Autism Speaks Peter BELL- notes technology companies are starting to tap into this pool of workers.] [Alliance Data Jim PIERCE- says they do a remarkable job.]