This program is 29 minutes long
(Los Angeles: Joe Fryer) The NBA’s punishment for Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling after he admitted to making racist comments examined; Tweets from players Earvin Magic Johnson & LeBron James quoted; audiotape played; details given about the call for team owners to force Sterling to sell the team. [NBA commissioner Adam SILVER – announces a lifetime ban.] [NBA Hall of Famer Kareem ABDUL-JABBAR, NBA Players’ Assn. Kevin JOHNSON, Legends Barbershop owner Goose DAVIS, sports law expert Jeffrey KESSLER- offer views.] Samsung’s plans to renew advertising with the Clippers noted.
(Tupelo, Mississippi: Lester Holt) The tornado damage across the South featured; scenes shown from Tupelo, Mississippi; map of tornado reports shown; photos shown of University of Alabama swimmer John Servati and others who died, including Arkansas National Guardsman Daniel Wassom, young Cameron & Tyler Smith, and their parents Daniel & April, who were severely injured. [Tupelo residents Scott REED, Amy JUSTICE, Wanda BASS, Smith family friend Stacey HARNESS, Wassom’s father Daniel WASSOM, Sr. - comment.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Pearl, Mississippi: Dylan Dreyer) The ongoing threat from more severe weather, including tornadoes featured; maps shown scenes shown of a twister.
(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) The Supreme Court case to decide whether police can search cell phones without a warrant when making an arrest examined; courtroom sketches by Art Lien shown; arguments from Justices Antonin Scalia, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan quoted. [MAN – reacts.] [Stanford Law School Jeffrey FISHER- notes the issue is whether police can do a full exploratory search of someone’s digital device no matter how minor the offense.] [Rockland County detective Peter MODAFFERI- says there is a cell phone involved in every crime.]
(New York: Rehema Ellis) The White House effort enlisting famous men from the entertainment industry speaking out against sexual assaults on women on college campuses featured; statistics cited; PSA clips shown. [At the White House, Harvard University assault victim Madeleine SMITH- comments on what happened to her.] [Vice President Joe BIDEN – says no man has a right to raise his hand against a woman.] The NotAlone.com website mentioned.
(Afghanistan: Richard Engel) The decision of NBC News viewer Cindy Barrett to donate money for the education of Afghan boy Obaid, whose legs were blown off during fighting between the US and the Taliban, featured. [BARRETT – explains her connection to Obaid.] [“OBAID” – thanks Cindy.]