This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: Chuck Todd) The debate over releasing a photo of bin Laden’s body examined; details given about the proof of death evidence and about changes in the story of the raid on bin Laden’s compound. [White House press secretary Jay CARNEY- says there are sensitivities in terms of the appropriateness; says bin Laden was not armed.] [Senators Dianne FEINSTEIN, Harry REID, Representative Peter KING- offer opinions on releasing the photos.] [Yesterday, counterterrorism advisor John BRENNAN- says bin Laden was killed in a firefight; states his wife served as a shield.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Earlier interview held with CIA director Leon Panetta about bin Laden’s death. [From CIA headquarters, PANETTA – says we have to reveal to the world that we were able to get him and kill him; states Al Qaeda remains a threat; says the Pakistanis did not know anything about this mission; notes the concerns about our forces being fired on; comments on the decision to kill rather than capture; says we had a multiple series of sources of intelligence; says enhanced interrogation techniques were used on detainees.]
(Abbottabad, Pakistan: Tazeen Ahmad) The town and compound where bin Laden lived for about 5 years featured; scenes shown from the tourist town of Abbottabad, where active and retired army generals live and a military academy is located. [Pakistani MAN – says Abbottabad is very peaceful.] [2 MEN – react to bin Laden living in the restricted area.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Questions about the surprising circumstances of bin Laden’s location and the status of US relations with Pakistan after the unauthorized raid examined.
(Benghazi, Libya: Richard Engel) The future of Al Qaeda after the death of leader Osama bin Laden examined; details given about second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahiri and the different franchises of Al Qaeda. A bombing by Al Qaeda of Iraq noted.
(Metropolis, Illinois: Mike Seidel) The decision by the Corps of Engineers to blow up a levee and flood farmland to save Cairo, Illinois from flooding featured; scenes shown of the explosion and the floodwaters.
(Hamilton, Alabama: Ron Mott) FEMA’s efforts to help victims of the recent tornados in Alabama featured; scenes shown of destroyed homes in Tuscaloosa and Haleyville, people in shelters, Red Cross trucks. [Tuscaloosa residents Christie and Scott GRECKY- comment on their situation and working with FEMA.] [Haleyville resident Albert MITSON- says the only people who have been here are volunteers.] [FEMA administrator Craig FUGATE- says we’re coming.]