This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: Kristen Welker) The showdown over a deal to raise the debt ceiling updated; photos shown from the White House meeting between President Obama and Congressional leaders; details given about a testy exchange between Obama and Representative Eric Cantor and warnings that the US credit rating could be downgraded. [Treasury Secretary Timothy GEITHNER – says we have no way to give Congress more time.] [From NBC 4, OBAMA – says now is the time to do what’s right by the country.] [Senator Charles SCHUMER- states Cantor is the only person who has not made any concessions.] [CANTOR – says we don’t want to raise taxes.] [Speaker of the House John BOEHNER – defends Cantor.] [Senator Harry REID – says we have a few days to work this out.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Washington: Tom Costello) What would happen if the US defaults on its debt examined. [Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke – says it would be a severe financial shock with effects on the US and global economy.] [Former CBO director Douglas HOLTZ-EAKIN- notes the impact on Social Security.] [CNBC’s Steve LIESMAN – says if they don’t act it could undermine confidence in the US.]
(Waller, Texas: Thanh Truong) The impact of the extreme drought featured; scenes shown of parched corn, wildfires; agricultural losses in Texas cited. [Farmer Mike ATKINSON- says it’s never been this dry or hot.] [Oklahoma METEORLOGIST – notes the below-average rainfall.] [University of Georgia Jeremy KICHLER- says the corn crop will be way off.] [Fisherman Howard KLEMAN- comments on the low water level in Florida’s Lake Okeechobee.]
(Washington: Pete Williams) A mistrial in the case of former baseball player Roger Clemens, who is charged with lying about using performance enhancing drugs, featured; scenes of fans outside the Washington, DC courthouse and courtroom sketches shown; details given about the error by the prosecutors. Whether Clemens could have another trial discussed.
(Capitol: Kelly O’Donnell) Scrutiny of Representative Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign featured; scenes shown of her mispronouncing “chutzpah”; details given about her decision to sign “The Marriage Vow” pledge; undercover video from the Bachmanns’ counseling clinic, where a gay rights activist was told prayer could make him straight, shown. [BACHMANN – rejects the slavery reference in “The Marriage Vow.”] [In 2004, voice of BACHMANN – speaks against homosexuality.]
(Louisville, Kentucky: Mark Potter) The mass of applications for new jobs at a reopened Ford plant in Louisville featured; scenes shown of the line of applicants. [Applicants Ron HINESMAN, Vickie LONDON, Cynthia O’NEAL- comment.] [Ford Louisville Assembly Plant manager John SAVONA- says it’s great to be growing again.] [Mayor Greg FISCHER- says it represents some hope.]