This program is 29 minutes long
(Moscow: Jim Maceda) The deadly attack by 2 female suicide bombers reviewed; scenes from the subway shown; details given about Prime Minister Vladimir Putin ‘s response and the wave of female suicide bombings a decade ago by the Black Widows; Chechen insurgent Doku Umarov’s Internet warning quoted. [NBC terrorism analyst Michael SHEEHAN- explains the message of the Chechen insurgents.]
(Washington: Pete Williams) The FBI’s arrest of members of the Hutaree, a militia-style cult, accused of plotting to kill police officers featured; photos shown of suspects, including leader David Stone; statements from their Website quoted; Internet videos shown. [Michigan militia spokesman Mike LACKOMAR- says they’re gearing up to fight alongside Jesus against the forces of Satan.] [Stone’s ex-wife Donna STONE - blames Stone for involving her son.] [Southern Poverty Law Center Mark POTOK- comments on the growth of militia groups.]
(Studio: Andrea Mitchell) President Obama’s surprise visit to Afghanistan reviewed; scenes shown of him with troops at Bagram Air Base and with President Hamid Karzai. [In exclusive interview, OBAMA – comments on working with Karzai.] [To the troops, OBAMA – promises support.] [Afghanistan’s Center for Research and Policy Studies Haroun MIR- comments on tension between Obama and Karzai.] Obama’s plan to appoint his stalled nominees during the spring break for Congress reported. [NBC presidential historian Michael BESCHLOSS- states recess appointments show you’re feeling pretty feisty.] Obama’s agenda this week noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) The airing of the Obama interview on “Today” noted.
(Rome: Anne Thompson) The intensifying pressure on Pope Benedict XVI to address the priest sex abuse scandal featured; scenes shown of Benedict leading a Mass marking the anniversary of the death of Pope John Paul II; details given about claims of abuse across Europe. [Georgetown University Father Thomas REESE- says it’s big and it’s not going to blow over.] [New York Archbishop Timothy DOLAN- defends Benedict.] [Abuse survivor Gary BERGERON- comments on intimidation.] The resignation of bishops in Ireland noted.
(Newport News, Virginia: Mark Potter) The dangers for homeowners with toxic drywall made in China featured; scenes shown of Newport News, Virginia residents Monty and Katina Lane‡ and Rachel and Preston MacKellar† preparing to move; details given about the lawsuit against a Chinese manufacturer. [R. MacKELLAR, Vanessa MICHAUX‡– comment on getting their children out.] [Virginia plaintiff’s attorney Richard SERPE†- says we have families worried about homelessness and losing everything.] [Senator Bill NELSON†- says the pockets of the Chinese government are going to have to make these homeowners whole.]
(Decatur, Georgia: Thanh Truong) John and Polly Lewis, who have raised over 80 foster children since 1972, profiled; scenes shown from their Decatur, Georgia, home; photos shown. [LEWISES – talk about the kids.] [Foster child Tony GARRISON- recalls his time with the Lewises.]