This program is 29 minutes long
(New York: Kristen Welker) The impact of Congress failing to renew long-term unemployment insurance benefits that was left out of the recent budget deal examined; statistics cited; details given about Republican opposition to an extension. [Couple Delores SIRIANI, Fred SCHAEFFER- worry about money.] [Economic Policy Inst. vice president Ross EISENBREY- cites a ripple effect on the economy.] A statement from a spokesman for Speaker of the House John Boehner quoted and a cable TV ad from Democrats shown. [CNBC's John HARWOOD- talks about an extension and how to fund it.]
(Beirut, Lebanon: Ayman Mohyeldin) An air strike by the Syrian government against a rebel outpost featured; scenes shown from the chaos in Aleppo in the vegetable market; details given about the spreading humanitarian crisis and a delay in the destruction of chemical weapons.
(Los Angeles: Joe Fryer) The avalanches in back ski country in the West featured; video shown of a skier buried in snow after an avalanche; details given about one death in Wyoming and other close calls. [Buried skier Edwin LaMAIR††- says he was afraid for his life.] [Utah Avalanche Group Craig GORDON†- talks about the snow conditions leading to human-triggered avalanches.]
(London: Martin Fletcher) The effort to rescue a ship carrying tourists and researchers stuck in the ice in Antarctica featured; scenes shown from onboard the now-trapped ship and the Chinese icebreaking ship that is almost trapped; details given about other icebreakers en route. [University of New South Wales professor James TURNLEY - jokes.] [Team leader's brother Will TURNLEY - comments.]
(New York: Kristen Dahlgren) A new study finding that teens view the Internet juggernaut Facebook as not cool examined. [Teen Ruby CARP- comments on her Facebook viewers; lists other social media sites used by us teens.] [TLDR co-host P.J. VOGT- says Facebook is not dead.]
(Milwaukee: Lester Holt) Olympic hopeful speedskaters brother and sister Nancy Jr. and Jeffrey Swider-Peltz profiled; scenes shown of them training in Milwaukee. [SWIDERiPELTZES. coach/mother Nancy SWIDER-PELTZ, Sr. - talk about their skating.]
(Studio: Lster Holt) NBC coverage of the Olympic Games noted.
(Denver: Leeann Gregg) 85-year-old Salvation Army volunteer Merrill Fie since 1956 profiled; scenes shown of the bell ringer with his family bell and daughters and grandchildren. [FIE - talks about his job.] [Daughter Roxanne ANDERSON, KIDS - talk about family charity.]