This program is 29 minutes long
(New York: Michael Isikoff) New charges of political strongarming against the office of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie following the bridge traffic jam in Ft. Lee examined; details given about the threat of withholding funds to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy unless the mayor backed a development project. [Hoboken Mayor Dawn ZIMMER- says she received a direct threat from the governor to hold back Sandy funds from devastated Hoboken.] [MSNBC's Steve KORNACKI- talks about the Christie ties to David Sampson of the Port Authority.] Zimmer's diary quoted. The partisan politics of complaints from Democratic mayors against Christie, a Republican, reviewed, The Christie defense of helping Hoboken recover noted.
(Studio: Lester Holt; Plantation, Florida: Kelly O'Donnell) Christie's visit to Florida as head of the Republican Governors Assn. discussed; scenes shown from outside a Florida lobbyist's home.
(London: Annabel Roberts) A terrorism attack in Afghanistan that killed three Americans and other westerners with the Taliban taking responsibility for a revenge attack on civilians featured; scenes shown. [Interior ministry spokesman Sediq SEDDIQI- says foreign nationals were at the restaurant.] The White House and Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai's condemnation of the attack quoted. [Council on Foreign Relations Gayle TZEMACH LEMMON- cites the message of these attacks.]
(Azusa, California: Joe Fryer) The winter wildfire in California that is a symptom of the drought in the West featured; scenes shown of the fire; details given about water restrictions. [Farmer Joe DELBOSKI‡- shows his dry fields; worries about the drought and his produce.] [Governor Jerry BROWN - talks about water.] [Weather Channel's Julie MARTIN - talks about the drought.]
(New York: Stephanie Gosk) A warning about cyber attacks like those used to steal data from Target and Neiman Marcus customers examined; details given about attacks by hackers on six other retailers, the hacking by a Russian teen using a Russian computer virus that syphons off customer data. [Intercrawler president Dan CLEMENTS- comments.] [Target CEO Gregg STEINHAFEL- gives customers advice.]
(White House: Kristen Welker) What President Obama told German TV about NSA surveillance of foreign countires examined; details given about what he said about government use of telephone records and spying on allies and how Edward Snowden's leaks exposed eavesdropping on leaders like German Chancellor Angela Merkel. [In interview, OBAMA - admits it will take time to win back trust; states the chancellor of Germany will not have to worry.] [For "Meet the Press," Senator Dianne FEINSTEIN, Representative Mike ROGERS - offer views on what the president said about NSA surveillance.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) The coverage of government surveillance on "Meet the Press" tomorrow noted.
(New York: Nancy Snyderman) The mobile medicine program sponsored by the Children's Health Fund featured; scenes shown from the Bronx of the big blue buses that deliver health service for homeless kids. [Mobile physicians Dr. Alan SHAPIRO, pediatric resident Dr. Juan ROBLES - talk about the Bronx and medial service.] [Children's Health Fund Dr. Irwin REDLENER- talks about the health challenges.]
(Atlanta: Gabe Gutierrez) The story of 9-year-old Jaden Newman, who plays on the high school women's varsity basketball team, presented; scenes shown from Orlando, Florida. [NEWMAN - talks basketball.] [Parents Vivian and Jamie NEWMAN- talk about their daughter's skills.] [Brother Julian NEWMAN - comments.]