This program is 29 minutes long
(Ft. Hood: Mark Potter) The memorial service at Ft. Hood, Texas, for the victims of last week’s shootings by Maj. Nidal Hasan reviewed; scenes from the ceremonies, including the wounded, the battlefield cross, President Obama speaking about the fallen and the families coming forward, shown. [Ft. Hood commander Lt. Gen. Robert CONE, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George CASEY- speak about grief.] [OBAMA - says their memory will be honored; says they were killed on American soil.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Washington: Pete Williams) The investigation of Hasan updated; details given about his ties to radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and his criticism of the Army’s treatment of Muslims. [Representative Peter KING- states he should have been disqualified from serving in the US military.] [Military law expert James KLIMASKI- comments on Hasan’s deployment in a medical role.] The finding that all the shots that caused wounds and deaths were fired by Hasan noted.
(White House: Savannah Guthrie) The looming decision for President Obama whether to send more troops to Afghanistan featured; details given about the 4 options.
(Washington: Tom Costello) The suspension and arrest of United Airlines pilot Erwin Washington for being drunk featured; statement from United quoted.
(New York: Peter Alexander) The court appearance by CBS producer Robert “Joe” Halderman, who is accused of trying to extort talk show host David Letterman, reviewed; photos shown; details given of Halderman’s claim he was trying to sell a screenplay. [Halderman’s attorney Gerald SHARGEL- says Halderman’s conduct did not violate the law.] [Earlier, on his show, LETTERMAN – says he had sex with women who work for him.] [Letterman’s attorney Daniel HORWITZ- says it’s classic blackmail.] [Former federal prosecutor Brad SIMON- says Halderman’s lawyer is rattling the saber.]
(Durban, South Africa: Lester Holt) How singer Alicia Keys is making a difference through her Keep a Child Alive foundation, which provides drugs to HIV-infected patients in Africa and India, featured; scenes shown from the Agape orphanage and the Blue Roof Clinic in Durban, South Africa. [Orphan Nonhlanhla MQADI- shows her singing idols.] [KEYS – talks about the inspiring young people; comments on her efforts to recruit other celebrities.] [Keep a Child Alive co-founder Leigh BLAKE- comments on Keys’ involvement every single day.] [AIDS patient Sinenhlanhla CHILI- expresses hope for the future.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Tomorrow’s segment previewed.