This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: Savannah Guthrie) The NBC interview with President Obama about the crisis in Syria presented. [OBAMA – comments on Russia’s suggestion that Syria’s chemical arsenal could be controlled by international inspectors; says he hasn’t decided if he will act without Congress; says precision strikes on Syrian President Bashir al-Assad’s chemical weapons would not lead to escalation; says Iran will not risk a war with the US over this; talks about limited strikes and the chemical weapons ban.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Secretary of State John Kerry’s proposal that Syria turn over its chemical weapons to the international community featured; remarks from Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov† quoted. [KERRY – says Assad could turn it all over without delay.] [Deputy National Security Advisor Tony BLINKEN†- says the proposal comes in the context of the threat of US action.] [With Charlie Rose, ASSAD – wonders how you can talk about what happened if you don’t have evidence; says you should expect everything if there is an air strike.] [National Security Advisor Susan RICE, former Secretary of State Hillary CLINTON – comment on Syria’s chemical weapons.]
(Rochester, Minnesota: Nancy Snyderman) New research on screening for breast cancer reviewed.
(Studio: Kate Snow) The underground network in which adoptive parents pass around unwanted children examined. [Adoptee Nora GATELEY- recounts what happened to her when her father dropped her off with the Schmitz family in Tennessee.] [Reuter’s reporter Megan TWOHEY- says the rehoming world is ripe for exploitation; notes some internet advertisements are a sexual predator’s dream come true; says a child can be transferred with no officials involved.]
(Shepherdsville, Kentucky: Kevin Tibbles) The discovery in Kentucky of a high school entrance exam from 1912 featured; sample questions cited. [Bullitt County History Museum volunteer Barbara BAILEY, executive director David STRANGE, 2 STUDENTS - comment on the test.]