This program is 29 minutes long
(Capitol: Kelly O’Donnell) The competing plans from Speaker of the House John Boehner and Senator Harry Reid examined; details given about the tenets of each plan. [BOEHNER – says it would be irresponsible for the president to veto such legislation.] [REID – says the Republicans are more interested in trying to embarrass the president than doing what’s right.] [OBAMA – says both parties have a responsibility to come together and solve the problem.]
(Studio: Brian Williams; White House: Chuck Todd) The toxicity of this issue, the purpose of Obama’s speech tonight and his “home field advantage” in giving the speech from the Oval Office discussed.
(Studio: Brian Williams) NBC’s coverage of Obama’s address and the Republican response announced.
(Oslo: Martin Fletcher) The investigation into the killing spree in Norway reviewed; death toll cited; scenes shown of mass killer Anders Breivik, the 2 minutes of silence for the victims, emergency workers singing the national anthem; details given about his manifesto revealing his anti-Muslim sentiments and about how other European countries are responding to Muslim immigration. [In Oslo, MAN – says we’re trying to take the city back.] [Breivik’s lawyer Geir LIPPESTAD- says Breivik explained there are other terror cells.] The maximum punishment in Norway noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Washington: Michael Isikoff) The influence of groups in the US on Breivik examined; details given about the writings of Stop the Islamization of America co-founder Robert Spencer, who is cited in Breivik’s manifesto, and the spike in anti-Muslim attacks, including arsons and bombings in Tennessee, Florida, Michigan and Oregon. [SPENCER – denies responsibility for Breivik’s actions.] [Southern Poverty Law Center Heidi BEIRICH- says when you push the demonization of populations you often end up with violence.] [Former DHS terrorism analyst Daryl JOHNSON- says we could have a similar attack here.]
(London: Stephanie Gosk) The late singer Amy Winehouse’s struggles with drug and alcohol addiction examined; photos and scenes shown of her singing, her parents visiting her London home. [“Rolling Stone” senior writer Brian HIATT- comments on her sound.] [Former band member Robin BANERJEE- says being in the limelight is not easy for anyone.] [Father Mitch WINEHOUSE – says we’re devastated.]
(Los Angeles: Jane Wells) The findings of a study on how people dress for work reviewed; details given about views toward flip-flops. [Etiquette expert Jules HIRST- says we’ve forgotten the business portion and gone straight to casual.] [Adecco vice president of recruitment Jennie DEDE- says people are choosing to wear them even though they think it’s not appropriate.] [Rubicon Project chief technology officer John CARNAHAN, account manager Laura THOMAS, president Craig ROAH- express views on office fashion.]