This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: Savannah Guthrie) President Obama’s trip to CIA headquarters following his release of memos detailing harsh interrogation techniques during the Bush administration reviewed; details given about the extensive waterboarding of terror suspects Abu Zubaydah and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. [CIA director Leon PANETTA- jokes about the loud welcome.] [OBAMA – speaks of the strength of our nation.] [NBC News military analyst retired Col. Jack JACOBS- questions using a technique over and over.] [Senator Saxby CHAMBLISS- criticizes Obama releasing the memos.]
(Studio: Brian Williams, David Faber) The profits for banks that took bailout money, including Bank of America, the losses from loans going bad and consumer credit discussed.
(Littleton, Colorado: Lester Holt) The lasting pain and memories of the shootings featured; scenes shown of the lie-down by gun control proponents at the Colorado capitol, people paying respects at the memorial near the school; details given of debunked rumors about the shootings. [Victim Val SCHNURR- recounts being shot.] [“Columbine: A True Crime Story” author Jeffrey KASS- comments on the plan of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold% to use propane bombs.] [Columbine principal Frank DeANGELIS- comments on the failure to connect warning signs.] [“The Denver Post” columnist Mike LITTWIN- notes we’ve given up trying to figure out what triggers these plots.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(No location given: Roger O’Neil) The impact of the tragedy on the career choices of survivors Crystal Woodman Miller, a motivational speaker, and Andrew Robinson, a filmmaker, featured; excerpts shown from Robinson’s film “April Showers.” [MILLER – says April 20th does not define her but has made her who she is today.] [ROBINSON – says you honor the memory by changing the way we look at school violence.]
(New York: Rehema Ellis) The increasing role of women as the sole breadwinner examined; details given about the lower pay for women, who tend to work in more recession-proof jobs. [Ms. BESCH- says if she doesn’t keep her job they don’t eat.] [Center for American Progress Heather BOUSHEY- notes the impact of family cutbacks on community economies.] [California First Lady Maria SHRIVER – comments on women’s needs and issues.]
(Bar Harbor, Maine: Anne Thompson) Aquaculture, which aims to restore depleted fish stocks, featured; U.N. statistics cited; scenes shown of a fish farm at Bar Harbor, Maine. [Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research Nick BROWN- describes efforts to bring back halibut in a lab.] [USDA Bill WOLTERS%- comments on the salmon-breeding program.] [Oceana vice president Alex MUNOZ-WILSON- notes the feed creates pollution and bacteria problems.] [Cooke Aquaculture Nell HALSE- outlines her process.]