This program is 29 minutes long
(Benghazi: Richard Engel) The fight in Libya between rebel fighters and Muammar el-Kadhafi’s forces featured; details given about the switch by Kadhafi’s troops from tanks to civilian cars to avoid being attacked from the air and the rebels’ lack of training; scenes shown of rebels and weapons they don’t know how to use. [Rebel Adnan al TABBAL- states dying is an honor and they want freedom.] The defection of Kadhafi’s Foreign Minister noted. The eastward momentum by Kadhafi’s troops discussed.
(Amman, Jordan: Ron Allen) The unrest in Syria featured; details given about President Bashir al-Assad’s speech blaming outside conspirators; scenes shown of a woman rushing his car, the protests. [London School of Economics Fawaz GERGES- says there will be no limits to what Assad will do.]
(White House: Savannah Guthrie) President Obama's plan to reduce US reliance on foreign oil reviewed; average gas price cited. [OBAMA – speaks of a long-term policy for a secure, affordable energy future.] [Senator Mitch McCONNELL – says Democrats don’t want us to use the energy we have.]
(San Onofre, California: George Lewis) Concerns about nuclear plant safety and how radiation is monitored in the US featured; map of air monitors shown; details given about problems with the monitors; scenes shown of the San Onofre nuclear plant in California, which is near an earthquake fault. [EPA lab director Ronald FRAASS- says we’re monitoring the air across the US.] [Committee to Bridge the Gap Daniel HIRSCH- says the EPA system is largely not functional.] [Southern California Edison Gil ALEXANDER- comments on the safety of the San Onofre plant.] [San Clemente resident Dagmar FOY- expresses concern.]
(Studio: Anne Thompson) A new problem for BP after a laptop computer with the personal data of Louisiana residents who filed claims after the oil spill was lost featured.
(Washington: Lisa Myers) The outrage over the high cost of Makena, a drug to prevent premature childbirth, featured; details given about pressure on manufacturer KV Pharmaceutical. [Pregnant Keelyn KUYPER- reacts to the price jump.] [Georgetown University Hospital Dr. Helain LANDY- says it’s all about money.]
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley 30 years ago recalled; 1981 footage of the shooting shown with audiotapes played; scenes shown of victim James Brady today in Congress to call for more controls on guns. [Special agent to Reagan Jerry PARR, emergency room physician Dr. Joseph GIORDANO- comment on Reagan’s injuries.] [NBC cameraman Shelly FIELMAN- recounts people jumping Hinckley.]