This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The administration’s preparations for an attack featured; scenes shown of pictures of dead babies, sick children near Aleppo; details given about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s blocking of U.N. action and the Arab League’s denouncement of Syrian President Bashir al-Assad. [Vice President Joe BIDEN – says there is no doubt who is responsible.] [White House press secretary Jay CARNEY – says the regime maintains custody of the chemical weapons in Syria.] [British Prime Minister David CAMERON – says we’ve seen appalling scenes of death and suffering.] [Secretary of Defense Chuck HAGEL – says we are ready to go.] [Former CIA chief of staff Jeremy BASH- outlines possible targets for strikes.] [With NBC’s Richard Engel, opposition leader Gen Salim IDRIS- says there is a good chance Assad’s regime will fall as a result of these strikes.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(St. Paul, Minnesota: Kevin Tibbles) The views of Americans at the Minnesota state fair on a strike in Syria reviewed. [Several PEOPLE – offer views.]
(Above the Rim fire: Miguel Almaguer) The battle against the massive wildfire in the West updated; aerial scenes shown.
(New York: Anne Thompson) The belief that the deaths of bottlenose dolphins along the East Coast are caused by the morbillivirus featured; death toll cited; details given about the symptoms. [NOAA’s Dr. Teri ROWLES- says we expect the virus to spread.]
(Studio: Carl Quintanilla) The improving housing market examined; mortgage rates cited. [Realtor Ryan NESS- says it’s a fast-moving market.] [Home buyers Ellen & George DIMOTSIS- comment.] [Yale University economics professor Robert SHILLER- says the confidence that’s driving the current boom could evaporate.] The drop in refinancings noted.
(Studio: Nancy Snyderman) The measles outbreak originating from a mega church near Ft. Worth, Texas reviewed; details given about vaccine recommendations and the contagiousness of measles; case map shown. [Parents Victoria AGUILERA, Natasha BELL- - comment.] [Tarrant County Health Department chief epidemiologist Dr. Russell JONES- says someone had come back from a country where measles is more common.] [Pediatrician Dr. Laura POPPER- worries about families opting out of vaccines; says the idea that autism is connected with MMR is a lie.]
(Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan: Ann Curry) The efforts of a doctor, “Suleiman,” to help 10-year-old Ibrahim, a Syrian refugee at the Zaatari camp in Jordan, featured; scenes shown of Ibrahim, who has a condition that causes his muscles to atrophy, and the clinic run by Doctors Without Borders. [SULEIMAN – comments.]