This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: Kristen Welker) The negotiations on the debt limit reviewed; scenes shown of President Obama meeting with Congressional leaders; details given about the debate over entitlements. [OBAMA – says the parties are still far apart.] [Representative Nancy PELOSI – says we do not support cuts to Social Security and Medicare.] [Speaker of the House John BOEHNER – says everything’s on the table except raising taxes.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) The debt limit issue explained by Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president Maya MacGuineas in her own words. [MacGUINEAS – says the debt limit is a construct that Congress has created to give itself a speed bump; says if we don’t make changes now, markets are going to force us to; outlines what happens if we don’t increase the debt ceiling.]
(London: Mike Taibbi) The shutdown of the British tabloid "News of the World" due to allegations that journalists hacked into private phones featured; details given about claims that families of British soldiers killed in action were hacked. [Ministry of Defense Gen. Sir David RICHARDS, Prime Minister David CAMERON – react.] [Member of Parliament John WHITTINGDALE- says the people responsible must pay a penalty.] [In Idaho, owner Rupert MURDOCH - makes no comments.] [News International chairman James MURDOCH- says we breached a trust with our readers.] [“Vanity Fair” contributing editor Sarah ELLISON- comments on the impact on R. Murdoch’s reputation.]
(Cairo: Richard Engel) The first appearance by Yemen’s President Ali Saleh, who was injured in an assassination attempt at his palace, featured; scenes shown from Yemeni state TV.
(St. Paul, Minnesota: John Yang) The second week of the government shutdown in Minnesota due to a standoff between the Democratic governor and the Republican legislature over the budget deficit featured; scenes shown of a protest by state workers; details given about what services are closed. [State highway worker Mike LINHOLDT- worries about his finances.] [State representative Kurt ZELLERS, Governor Mark DAYTON– state their positions.] [MAN – says a lot of low income people have no health care.] [St. Paul resident Jen GUITEN- worries about her job with the city.]
(London: Michelle Kosinski) Tonight’s premiere of the final chapter of the Harry Potter films based on the popular book series featured; scenes shown of fans camped out in London, film stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson 10 years ago and today; movie excerpts shown. [FANS – tell where they’re from.] [In November 2001, author J.K. ROWLING – comments on her success.] [WATSON – comments.]