This program is 29 minutes long
(Soweto: Lester Holt) The tribute attended by global leaders and celebrities reviewed; scenes shown of the crowd cheering for Obama, Mandela’s former wife Winnie embracing widow Graca Machel, dignitaries including former Presidents Carter, Bush & Clinton. [OBAMA – speaks about Madiba.] [2 PEOPLE – comment.]
(Pretoria: Brian Williams) The viral selfie of Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt shown. Live discussion held with NBC News special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault about the celebrations of Mandela’s life. [HUNTER-GAULT – explains how South Africans approach the transition.]
(Capitol: Kelly O’Donnell) The new bipartisan budget deal that would avoid a government shutdown reviewed.
(Los Angeles: Miguel Almaguer) The rescue of a family lost in the freezing cold near Reno, Nevada since Sunday reviewed; scenes shown of rescue teams, a National Guard helicopter, the overturned jeep; photos shown of family members James Glanton, girlfriend Christina McIntee, and 4 children. [Pershing County Sheriff Richard MACHADO, National Guardsman Chris MONTES, family member David MOSIER- comment.]
(Washington: Tom Costello) The impact of the winter storm reviewed; details given about closings, power outages and travel problems; map shown. [2 TRAVELERS, a stranded Australian STUDENT, several PEOPLE – comment.] [The Weather Channel’s Mike SEIDEL- says we have another storm for the weekend.]
(New York: Kate Snow) A conversation with parents of young Newtown victims about expanding mental health programs presented; photos shown of family members meeting with Biden; map shown of states that increased mental health budgets; details given about the report findings about shooter Adam Lanza’s mental health issues. [Victims’ parents Jeremy RICHMAN, Nicole HOCKLEY, Scarlett LEWIS- comment.] The number of school shootings since Newtown cited.