This program is about 1 hour long
(Columbia, Maryland: Erin McPike) The investigation into the mall shooting in Columbia, Maryland reviewed; victims’ photos shown; details given about shooter Darion Aguilar’s weapons. [Howard County police Chief Bill McMAHON- says the relationship between Aguilar & the victims is an open question.]
(Studio: Miguel Marquez) Upcoming story on victim Brianna Benlolo noted.
(London: Erin McLaughlin) The third trial of American Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of Meredith Kercher in Italy previewed.
(Los Angeles: Nischelle Turner) Tonight’s Grammy awards show previewed; details given about plans for a mass wedding and possible performances by Beyoncé & Jay Z and Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr.
(Washington: Tom Foreman) The status of the gun control changes proposed by President Obama in last year’s State of the Union address featured. [OBAMA – says each of these proposals deserves a vote in Congress.]
(Studio: Miguel Marquez) Live discussion held with Princeton University historian Julian Zelizer, political commentator Kevin Madden, and commentator L.Z. Granderson about Obama’s upcoming address. [ZELIZER, MADDEN, GRANDERSON – comment on the divided Congress, the midterm elections, Obama’s lame duck status, his approval rating, and the executive order strategy.]
(On the phone: Barbara Starr) The US air strike targeting a militant leader in Somalia and the campaign against Al Qaeda-affiliated Al Shabab featured.
(Washington: Tom Foreman) The status of efforts to fight terrorism proposed by President Obama in last year’s State of the Union address featured. [OBAMA – says he will continue to engage Congress to ensure our efforts are more transparent to the American people and the world.]
(Columbia, Maryland: Erin McPike) The investigation into the deadly shooting updated.
(East Rutherford, New Jersey: Alexandra Field) The attention focused on New York despite the fact that the Super Bowl will be played in MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey featured; statement from an NFL spokesman quoted. [East Rutherford Mayor James CASSELLA, East Rutherford tailgate planner Ron SIMONCINI– comment on the rivalry between the 2 states.]
(New Orleans: Tom Foreman) The story of “The Priority List” author David Menasche, a former teacher who embarked on an 8,000 mile journey to visit as many former students as he could after he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor 7 years ago, presented. [MENASCHE – says he learned that he did make a difference.] [Former student Jennifer BREWER- comments on Menasche.]
(Studio: Rosa Flores) The case against Nagin reviewed; details given about the corruption allegations. [After Hurricane Katrina, NAGIN – speaks of rebuilding a “chocolate New Orleans.”]
(Studio: Karen Maginnis) The forecast for extremely cold, wintry weather presented; maps/diagrams shown.
(Los Angeles: Samantha Schacher) The top 5 events & shows in the entertainment world this week, including the Grammies, “The Sixties: The British Invasion,” “That Awkward Moment,” “The Gabby Douglas Story,” and the Super Bowl, previewed; Super Bowl ad clip shown.