This program is 29 minutes long
(Des Moines, Iowa: Andrea Mitchell) The flap over the question to Representative Michele Bachmann during last night’s Republican debate in Iowa about being submissive in her marriage featured; scenes shown of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin at the state fair. [In response to Byron York, BACHMANN – says submission means respect.] [NBC political analyst Charlie COOK- says she deflected the question nicely.] [With Lester Holt on “Today,” BACHMANN – says the basis of our marriage is respect.] [PALIN – offers her view on submission.] [Iowa pollster Ann SELZER- says something’s just not fair.] [Iowa VOTER – says the question was rude.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Des Moines: Chuck Todd) The standings of the Republican candidates before tomorrow’s straw poll featured; scenes shown from the state fair and heated exchanges between Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty during last night’s debate. [Candidates Rick SANTORUM, Herman CAIN, Representative Ron PAUL- campaign.] Texas Governor Rick Perry’s plan to announce his candidacy tomorrow noted. [PALIN – says she’s still thinking about it.]
(CNBC: Sue Herera) The plunge in the consumer confidence index featured; graph shown.
(Woodstock, Georgia: Mark Potter) The throngs of people who came for free dental care in Georgia featured; scenes shown of the line. [Georgia Dental Assn. Dr. Karen STOCKWELL- lists the procedures.] [Patient Karen SPIERS- comments on being jobless.] [Georgia Dental Assn. Dr. Jonathan DUBIN- says they’ve lost their jobs and their benefits.] [Patient Sheila PHILLIPS- says it says something about the state of our economy.]
(No location given: Richard Engel) The protests in Syria despite the deadly crackdown by Syrian President Bashir al-Assad featured; scenes shown of the demonstrations; details given about the defection of Syrian military officers and international pressure on Syria. [Middle East expert Adel DARWISH- says for the regime to fall we’re going to see a lot of bloodshed.]
(London: Jim Maceda) The cleanup and compassion after the violence featured; details given about money raised for victims, including 89-year-old barber Aaron Biber and Ashraf Haziq, who was mugged. [CAMERON – says we will do whatever it takes to restore law and order and rebuild our communities.] [BIBER, HAZIQ - react.] ["New York Times" reporter Robby ZUMAYA- says courtesy may have come back in the aftermath of the riots.] [WOMAN – says we’re proud of our city.]