This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: Chuck Todd) The White House meeting between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the day after Obama called for a Palestinian state based on Israel’s 1967 borders featured; map shown; scenes shown of a protest in New York City; details given about their agreement on Hamas. [OBAMA - says there are differences between us; says Hamas is not a partner for a realistic peace process.] [PROTESTOR – says Obama is negotiating for the Palestinians.] [NETANYAHU – says the 1967 lines are indefensible; says history will not give the Jewish people another chance.] [“The Atlantic” Jeffrey GOLDBERG- comments on the tension between the two men.]
(Washington: David Gregory, Andrea Mitchell) The disagreement over the peace process, the discussion between Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the political implications for Obama discussed.
(Cairo: Richard Engel) The bloody day in Syria as President Bashir al-Assad’s crackdown on protestors spread nationwide featured; scenes shown of demonstrators being fired on, a burning police car and an injured man in Homs, tear gas and a soldier firing on an activist in Hama. [Yesterday, President OBAMA – says Assad can lead the transition or get out of the way.] [London School of Economics Fawaz GERGES- says Assad is fighting for his survival.]
(Butte La Rose, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) The Mississippi River flood updated; scenes shown of dead deer and live alligators, floodwaters in Louisiana and Vicksburg, Mississippi. [Louisiana National Guard Kenneth BAILLIE- says our hope is that we never have to execute.] [Vicksburg residents Martha HAGGARD, Ronnie TYLER- react to the flooding of their homes.] [Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Randy PAUSINN- notes the impact on the oyster beds.] The closing of a segment of the river near Baton Rouge noted.
(Los Angeles: Miguel Almaguer) Los Angeles schools superintendent John Deasy’s efforts to battle budget cuts for schools featured; scenes shown of school employees protesting. [DEASY –says it’s a social justice and a civil rights issue.] [Center for Governmental Studies Jessica LEVINSON- says the state is facing its own enormous deficit.]
(Clearwater, Florida: Kerry Sanders) The belief held by followers of Christian broadcaster Howard Camping that tomorrow, May 21, is the rapture, when they will be taken to heaven, featured; Judgment Day signs shown. [CAMPING - says it will begin with a huge earthquake.] [Camping spokesman Gunter VON HARRINGA- says Camping will not be here after tomorrow; explains the math.] [2 WOMEN - offer differing opinions.] [“Skeptic” magazine Michael SCHERMER- says no one ever says we were wrong.]
(Kibera, Kenya: Maria Menounos) The girls school built through the efforts of American Jessica Posner and Kenyan Kennedy Odede in the slum town of Kibera, Kenya featured; scenes shown; details given about the challenges for little girls, including sex abuse, HIV and hunger. [POSNER, ODEDE – talk about their vision.]