This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: Mike Viqueira) The partisan clash over extending the Bush tax cuts featured; details given about the class divide leading to a vote failure and the issue of unemployment benefits. [President OBAMA - comments on job growth.] [Senators Bernie SANDERS, Charles GRASSLEY, Jon KYL - speak about taxes.] [OBAMA - comments on compromise and a trade agreement with South Korea.]
(Studio: Lester Holt; Capitol Hill: Ken Strickland) The prospects for hardcore closed-door negotiations in Congress over unemployment benefits and the START treaty with Russia with the likelihood of a tax extension for all Americans discussed.
(Studio: Lester Holt) Tomorrow's guests on "Meet the Press" noted.
(Chicago: Jeff Morrow) The cold winter weather featured; scenes from the Chicago airport and snowy city streets and weather map shown.
(Northern Israel: John Ray) The forest fire in Israel featured; scenes shown of a village afire, the firefighters and fire-fighting planes. [Israeli police spokesman Micky ROSENFELD- says the cause was negligence.]
(London: Peter Alexander) New problems for the WikiLeaks Website and founder Julian Assange, who faces arrest for sex crimes, reviewed; details given about the newest released documents about China and the technical difficulties for the site. [Assange lawyer Bjorn HURTIG- says he will fight extradition.] [Swedish Internet provider Jon KARLUNG- comments.] [Swedish director of prosecution Marianne NY- comments on the legal case.]
(Afghanistan and Germany; Lester Holt) The treatment of the wounded warriors of the war in Afghanistan featured; scenes shown from the Bagram airfield hospital and a C-17 flight to Landstuhl military hospital in Germany. [Craig Joint Theater Hospital commander Col. Chris BENJAMIN- talks about surgery here.] [Army medic Keith CHUMLEY - comments on being wounded and wanting to go back.] [Medical flight director Kristina FORBES, flight nurse Sgt. Joshua ALBERTIN, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center nurse Dee Dee PRICE- comment on caring for the troops.]
(Los Angeles and Beverly Hills: George Lewis) The murder of Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen updated; details given about Harold Smith, who killed himself when approached by police; scenes shown from the crime site. [Retired LAPD detective Sergio ROBLETO- comments on murder cases.] [Estate executor Martha SMILGIS- says there were no indications about trouble.]
(No location given: Ron Mott) The family reunion of Holocaust survivors Saul Dreier and cousin Lucy Weinberg after 65 years featured; scenes shown. [DREIER - says 35 in the family died.] [American Red Cross Chrystian TEJEDOR- comments on their reunion.]