This program is 29 minutes long
(Capitol: Kelly O’Donnell) Republican efforts to rally support for Boehner’s debt limit plan featured; details given about the retooling of the bill for more spending cuts; scenes shown of a Tea Party rally. [Representative Steven COHEN- says kidney stones are easier to pass than this.] [Senator Charles SCHUMER –criticizes the attempt to inspire House freshmen by showing a violent scene from the movie “The Town.”] [Senator Rand PAUL – criticizes Boehner’s plan.] [Senator Mitch McCONNELL, Representative Eric CANTOR, CONGRESSMAN – support Boehner and his plan.]
(Capitol: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(White House: Chuck Todd) The White House hope that Democrats will support Reid and his plan featured; details given about Reid’s options if Boehner’s bill passes.
(Capitol: Brian Williams) Stock Market Report.
(Capitol: Brian Williams, Tyler Mathisen) The threat that credit agencies will downgrade the US credit rating and the fallout for the federal government, state and local governments, and consumers if that happens discussed.
(Capitol: Brian Williams) Sunday’s special broadcast on Congress noted.
(Oslo: Martin Fletcher) The terror of the victims at the youth camp during the gun attack by Anders Breivik featured; scenes and photos shown; text messages from teenager Julie Bremnes to her mother Marianne quoted. [M. BREMNES – describes her emotions.]
(New York: Natalie Morales) The suicide death of Olympic freestyle skier Jeret "Speedy" Peterson featured; scenes shown of his signature trick, the Hurricane; details given about his troubled background and recent DUI arrest. [PETERSON – says he’s had a bunch of negative things in his life; talks about quitting drinking and his troubles with depression and suicide.] [In 2009, mother Linda PETERSON- says sometimes doing everything isn’t enough.] [University of California at Los Angeles Dr. Andrew LEUCHTER- says when people with depression start to get better it can be a time of greater danger.] [US Olympic Committee Scott BLACKMUN- says he was willing to be everybody’s friend.]
(Walter Reed Army Medical Center: Jim Miklaszewski) The closing of Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC after caring for wounded war veterans since World War I featured; scenes shown from inside the hospital and the new rehab center at Bethesda Naval Hospital; details given about famous inhabitants, including WWI Gen. “Black Jack” Pershing and President Dwight Eisenhower, and the 2007 scandal over poor housing conditions for outpatients. [Hospital commander Col. Norvell COOTS- says it’s an important place of healing.] [Hospital historian Dr. John PIERCE- shows the spot where Pershing blessed Gen. George Patton.] [Nurse Rosemary EDINGER- comments on treating the young soldiers.]