This program is 29 minutes long
(Crimea: Bill Neely) The crisis in the Crimea with concerns of a Russian takeover featured; scenes shown of unmarked Russian troops in Crimea to protect Russian interests, a battle between police and crowds in parts of Ukraine, the new Ukraine government, pro-Russian demonstrations in Crimea and the military airport.
(Studio: Lester Holt; White House: Kristen Welker) President Obama's 90-minute conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin with what Obama said and other diplomatic measures reviewed.
(Studio: Lester Holt; Washington: David Gregory) US economic interests in Ukraine and US prestige on the line discussed.
(London: Annabel Roberts) The organized, surprise terrorism attack in China using long knives featured; scenes and photo shown from the train station where the attack took place.
(Glendora, California: Miguel Almaguer) The concerns about mudslides due to the rainstorms in California, which is having an extreme drought, featured; scenes shown from Glendora, mud-clearing operations. [Glendora city manager Chris JEFFERS- cites mandatory evacuations.] [Flood control Steve SHERIDAN, farmer Neal DOMOGONE- comment.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(Studio: Kim Cunningham) Snow and ice in the Midwest previewed; weather and snow maps shown.
(Studio: Lester Holt) Deadly car crashes linked to winter weather reported; scenes from a Denver vehicle pileup and photos of college students killed in a crash near Indianapolis shown.
(Washington: Tom Costello) The sorry state of the US infrastructure examined; scenes shown of roads and bridges, including the Washington state bridge collapse; cost statistics, including the state of bridges, cited. [Transportation Secretary Anthony FOX - says we have a leaky roof.] [President OBAMA - says rebuilding the infrastructure is vital to business and jobs.]
(Evanaston, Illinois: John Yang) The move by athletes at Northwestern University to unionize examined; details given about the views of the schools, the NCAA and the athletes. [Former Northwestern University football player Chicago gym teacher Jeff YARBROUGH- says he has titanium rods in his legs.] [Football player Lain COLTER- comments.] ["Chicago Sun-Times" Rick TELANDER- says it is all about the money in big-time sports.] [Northwestern University Bob ROWLEY- opposes labor negotiations.]
(No location given: Ron Allen) A devastating avalanche in Rattlesnake Valley in Montana that wrecked some homes reviewed; photos and video shown; details given about how the slide was triggered. [Two WOMEN, Montana avalanche specialist Mark STAPLES- describe what happened in the avalanche.]
(Los Angeles: Mike Taibbi) The trend of biblical-themed movies examined; clips shown from "Son of God;" details given of more films scheduled to be released this year. [Producer Mark BURNETT, pastor Joel OSTEEN, two FILMGOERS - comment.] [Rentrak media analyst Paul DERGARABEDIAN- predicts more such films.]