This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Kelly O’Donnell) The tension over the compromise bill to raise the debt ceiling and reduce the deficit examined; details given about cuts to social programs and spending and the new “super committee.” [Vice President Joe BIDEN – notes House and Senate Democrats expressed their frustration.] [Representative Peter WELCH, Senator Bernie SANDERS- oppose the deal.] [Representative Eric CANTOR – says we’ll begin to change the culture in Washington.] [Speaker of the House John BOEHNER – comments on defense cuts.]
(Washington: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(White House: Chuck Todd) The failure of this deal to address the big issues of entitlement reform and taxes while it preserves them to be used in the 2012 elections featured.
(Washington: Brian Williams) The reactions of Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Representative Michele Bachmann and Jon Huntsman to the debt deal quoted. The reactions of Americans across the country presented in their own words. [Austin, Texas mechanic Terry HOWELL; San Jose, California resident Val OLIVA; Atlanta restaurant server Tammy MALOY; New York City attorney Steve HULSMAN; Columbia, South Carolina construction worker Paul DIEMER; Austin mechanic Arturo MARTINEZ; New York City insurance underwriter Kenneth HARRIS; Los Angeles athletic director Gail SROLOFF- offer views.] Overseas newspapers with front page stories on this deal shown; Stock Market Report.
(Washington: Brian Williams) Live interview held with CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin about the impact of this deal. [From New York City, SORKIN – comments on the impact on the markets and the possible downgrading of US credit ratings; explains the importance of the ratings.]
(Dadaab, Kenya: Kate Snow) The flood of refugees from Somalia at camps in Dadaab, Kenya featured; scenes shown.
(Washington: Brian Williams) How viewers can help noted.
(Washington: Pete Williams) A new lead in the unsolved hijacking by D.B. Cooper, who parachuted out of a plane 40 years ago with a load of cash, featured; historical footage and news broadcast from 1971 shown; details given about the FBI’s investigation of fingerprints from suspect Dan Cooper. [“Skyjack: The Hunt for D.B. Cooper” author Geoffrey GRAY- notes we all wish we had the courage to jump out of a plane over Pacific Northwest mountain land.]
(Chicago: Phil LeBeau) The poor review from “Consumer Reports” for the new model of the Honda Civic featured; magazine article and Honda’s response quoted.
(New Orleans: Chris Jansing) Air Force pilot’s wife Babette Maxwell’s creation of “Military Spouse” magazine to connect military families featured; magazine covers and articles shown. [B. MAXWELL – says it’s for, by and about military spouses.] [Via Skype, naval reservist’s wife Loree TILLMAN- says without Babette many of us would be struggling.] [Husband David MAXWELL – says she has always looked out for the success of her spouse community team.]