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Government Shutdown / Day 4 #1058965

NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 04, 2013
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The 4th day of the government shutdown introduced.

(Pomona, California: Miguel Almaguer) The impact of the shutdown on families reviewed; details given about worker furloughs and funding losses for family assistance programs and food banks. [Furloughed worker Wendy ROBINSON, single mother Rebecca WARPOWSKI‡, grocery SHOPPER – react.] [Cal Poly Pomona Valerie MELLANO†- notes food prices may rise due to halts in FDA inspections.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Capitol: Kelly O'Donnell) The political bickering between President Obama & Republicans featured; scenes shown of Obama & Vice President Joe Biden at a sandwich shop, protests; remark from a White House official about winning and Twitter comments on #DearCongress quoted; details given about the reluctance of House Republicans to alienate Tea Party conservatives who aim to change the health care law. [Speaker of the House John BOEHNER – says this isn’t some damn game.] [OBAMA – says there’s no winning when families don’t have certainty about whether they're going to get paid or not.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Obama’s cancellation of his trip to Indonesia and a statement from the National Weather Service in Alaska in which the letters down the side read “please pay us” noted.

Williams, Brian;
Almaguer, Miguel;
O'Donnell, Kelly

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