This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Kelly O’Donnell) The abrupt decision by House Republicans to pull back Speaker of the House John Boehner's bill to fix the debt ceiling featured. [BOEHNER – says let’s end this crisis.] [Representative Nancy PELOSI – says they will have to be Republican votes.] [Representative Mike PENCE- says he will support the Boehner plan.] [Representative Sean DUFFY- says this is the only proposal that accomplishes the goals we set out to do.] [Representative Louis GOHMERT- says he can’t vote for it.] [Senator Harry REID- says it will be defeated.]
(Studio: Brian Williams; White House: Chuck Todd; Capitol: Kelly O’Donnell) The game of leverage going on in Congress and the acknowledgment of public anger over this issue discussed.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Senator Mitch McConnell’s views on including a tax increase in the debt bill noted. [McCONNELL – says rich people pay an extraordinary amount more; comments on raising taxes in a recession.] The primetime special “Taking the Hill: Inside Congress” announced.
(Washington: Pete Williams) The arrest of Muslim soldier Pvt. Naser Abdo for plotting to attack soldiers at Ft. Hood Army base in Texas featured; details given about the tip from a gun store owner and Abdo’s request to be declared a conscientious objector. [Killeen police Chief Dennis BALDWIN- says we would be giving a different briefing had he not been stopped.] [In November 2010, ABDO – comments.]
(Nalut, Libya: Mike Taibbi) An assault on Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi’s forces reviewed; scenes shown from the mountains around Nalut of rebel fighters firing weapons seized from Kadhafi’s troops; details given about the importance of the border crossing to Tunisia. [REBEL – says Kadhafi’s forces are hiding.] [MEDIC – says a man was shot.]
(Dadaab, Kenya: Rohit Kachroo) The struggle to get relief to the refugees featured; scenes shown of aid arriving in Mogadishu, fighting between government troops and the militant group Al Shabaab, which is blocking foreign help from getting to the needy, refugees heading from Somalia to Kenya, sick children. [World Food Program David ORR- comments on the arrival of food.] The Somali government’s accusation that the U.N. is not doing enough to distribute food aid noted.
(New York: Mara Schiavocampo) The documentary "Life in a Day" made up of videos shot by ordinary people from around the world on July 24, 2010 featured; film clips shown. [Editor Joe WALKER, director Kevin MacDONALD- talk about the film.] [Contributors Bob and Kathy LUGINSKY- comment.]