This program is 28 minutes long
(Soweto: Lester Holt) The security challenges facing South Africa as it prepares for the services for Mandela featured; scenes shown of police at FNB Stadium; details given about who will be attending, including 4 American presidents, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Japan’s Crown Prince Naruhito, and Cuba’s Raul Castro. [NBC News counterterrorism analyst Michael LEITER- notes the risk for this collection of dignitaries.] [South African journalist Kieno KAMMIES- describes security plans.] [South African Martin YONKERS- comments.]
(Pretoria: Brian Williams) Earlier conversation held with former President Jimmy Carter about Mandela. [CARTER – recalls meeting him; says since Mandela left office the harmony between black & white has gone down; comments on the sadness & celebration and Mandela’s place in history.] Live discussion held with NBC News special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault about the Mandela family. [HUNTER-GAULT – recalls her conversation with daughter Zindzi Mandela; notes many white people were in Soweto.]
(Washington: Tom Costello) The impact of the winter storm reviewed; scenes shown of falling slabs of ice in Plano, Texas, a deadly pileup in white-out conditions in Wisconsin, a multi-vehicle accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, blizzard conditions at the football game in Philadelphia, ATVs on the famous “Rocky” steps, ice, downed trees & power lines, traffic in Dallas, snow in Colorado & Utah, FlightAware’s Misery Map; flight cancellation figures cited. [MAN, Ms. RADIGAN– comment.]
(Pretoria: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Leesburg, Virginia: Mike Seidel) The forecast for another storm presented; maps shown.
(New York: Nancy Snyderman) An experimental treatment for cancer that uses the patient’s own cells to fight and destroy the cancer cells examined; details given about the side effects from this targeted cellular therapy. [Leukemia patient Bob LEVIS, patient Emily’s mother Kari WHITEHEAD- comment.] [University of Pennsylvania Dr. David PORTER- says this is using a patient’s own immune cells to trheat their own cancer.]