This program is 29 minutes long
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The deadly shooting rampage by Maj. Nidal Hasan reviewed; scenes shown from the base. [Base commander Lt. Gen. Robert CONE- describes what happened.] [Military analyst retired Gen. Barry McCAFFREY, Senator Kay Bailey HUTCHISON- react.] Hasan’s position as a doctor specializing in mental health disorders noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Live interview held with KCEN-TV reporter Jade Mingus about the shooting; scenes shown. [From Ft. Hood, MINGUS – describes the chaos on the base; notes the ripple effect on the community.] President Obama’s reaction to the tragedy noted. [OBAMA - says it is horrifying they should come under fire at an Army base on American soil.]
(Washington: Pete Williams) What is known about the gunman Hasan reviewed; details given about his academic and medical background and his Army career and his anxiety over a coming deployment.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Live interview held with McCaffrey about this case. [From Rochester McCAFFREY – calls it the worst peacetime domestic disaster we’ve run into; talks about Ft. Hood.]
(New York: Mike Taibbi) The history and significance of Ft. Hood reviewed; map and scenes shown; statistics cited.
(New York: Robert Bazell) Anger over big companies, including Wall Street firms, receiving swine flu vaccine before while it remains unavailable to many who need it featured. [On the street, 2 WOMEN – react.] [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS – comments on the distribution process.] [New York City health commissioner Thomas FARLEY– says employers are required to sign an agreement that says they are vaccinating people at high risk.]
(Capitol: Kelly O’Donnell) The health care debate updated; scenes shown of protests in Washington, DC by opponents of the House bill, a woman being arrested outside Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s office; details given of the tenets of the bill, which was endorsed by the AARP and the AMA. [Representatives Tom PRICE, Peter HOEKSTRA- oppose the bill.] [AARP CEO Barry RAND- supports the bill.] [President OBAMA – urges Congress to pass this reform.]