This program is 27 minutes long
(Des Moines, Iowa: Chuck Todd) The gathering of Republican presidential candidates in Iowa featured; scenes shown of Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Representative Michele Bachmann; details given about the entry of Texas Governor Rick Perry into the race. [ROMNEY – responds to hecklers; says corporations are people.] [NBC Republican analyst Mike MURPHY- notes the impact of Perry’s entry on Romney’s campaign.] [Drake University Dennis GOLDFORD- says Pawlenty has got to do very well.] The arrival of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s bus tour tomorrow noted.
(White House: Kristen Welker) Obama’s remarks addressing the frustration with the government’s failure to fix the economy reviewed; response from Speaker of the House John Boehner quoted; details given of calls for Obama to cancel his vacation to Martha’s Vineyard. [In Holland, Michigan, OBAMA – says you deserve better; blames the credit downgrading on partisan politics in Congress.] [PBS talk show host Tavis SMILEY- says the American people want to see the president fight.]
(Studio: Brian Williams, Sue Herera) This unprecedented week for the stock market, the uncertainty about the economy and the Federal Reserve Board’s prediction of 2 down years discussed.
(Kabul: Richard Engel) The spike in the violence in Afghanistan examined; scenes shown of the crater left by the downing of a Chinook helicopter that killed 30 Americans, signs of mourning in Nebraska and Dover, Delaware and a memorial for Navy SEAL Kevin Houston; details given of the deaths of 5 more Americans in a roadside bombing. [NBC military analyst retired Col. Jack JACOBS- says if our objective was to have a centrally governed Afghanistan we’ve lost the war.] [New America Foundation Brian FISHMAN- worries we will have to pump in millions to keep the government stable.] The lack of evidence that the number of Chinook missions will change discussed.
(Studio: Nancy Snyderman) The face transplant for Charla Nash, who was attacked by a chimpanzee 2 years ago, featured; diagrams shown of the surgery; scenes shown from the hospital. [Brigham and Women’s Hospital Dr. Bohdan POMAHAC- says she’s meeting all her milestones; says she’ll feel that she’s considered human again.]
(Dadaab, Kenya: Kate Snow) Fardosa Muse, an organizer for the aid group CARE who helps women who have been raped while fleeing the famine in Somalia, featured; scenes shown from a refugee camp in Kenya. [MUSE – says we document them and take them to police, medical providers and counseling; states Somali culture agrees women can be violated; says we need humanitarian assistance.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) How viewers can help noted.