This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Texas Governor Rick Perry’s presidential campaign featured; scenes shown of him at the world’s largest truck stop in Iowa; details given about the flap over his remarks on Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke and President Obama and about his background and his record as governor. [PERRY – says for Bernanke to print more money is almost treasonous; questions why Obama didn’t serve his country.] [On Fox, former White House advisor Karl ROVE – calls the criticism of Bernanke an unfortunate comment.] [On CNN, OBAMA – responds.] [“Texas Monthly” Paul BURKA- says anyone who thinks Perry is a lightweight is making a mistake.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Peosta, Iowa: Chuck Todd) Obama's “listening tour” through the Midwest reviewed; scenes shown of him meeting with small business owners in Iowa and of a testy exchange with a Tea Party member; “Telegraph Herald” editorial criticizing Obama quoted; his approval rating cited. [OBAMA – asks if the nation will do what it takes to grow the economy and put people back to work.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Representative Michele Bachmann shown calling for the crowd to wish Elvis Presley a happy birthday when it is actually the anniversary of his death.
(Washington: Tom Costello) The rise in grocery prices featured; examples of price hikes cited; details given about the role of the weather and fuel prices. [Shoppers Farrah CROWE, Dorothy PARKS- react.] [Department of Agriculture Ephraim LEIBTAG- comments on falling gas prices.]
(Mogadishu: Ann Curry) The chaos in Mogadishu, Somalia after decades of war and anarchy featured; details given about the battle between African Union peacekeepers and Al Qaeda-supported Al Shabaab and the challenge for aid agencies to reach famine victims. [Peacekeeper Lt. Col. Paddy ANKUNDA- says there is no worse place in the world than Somalia.]
(Los Angeles: Lee Cowan) A final act of kindness by San Diego police officer Jeremy Henwood, a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, that was caught by a surveillance camera just before he was shot and killed featured; scenes shown from his memorial service; video shown of Henwood buying cookies for 13-year-old Damien Tinsley at a McDonald’s restaurant. [Sister Emily HENWOOD, brother Robbie HENWOOD- speak of Jeremy.] [TINSLEY – recalls his encounter with Henwood.]
(New York: Chris Jansing) A University of Notre Dame study finding people who get along with their co-workers make less money than disagreeable people reviewed. [Cornell University Beth LIVINGSTON- states the tendency to be more harsh and arrogant leads to more income for men.] [“More” magazine editor-in-chief Lesley SEYMOUR- notes people who weren’t so nice were moving ahead.] [On the street, 2 PEOPLE – react.] [Software CEO Lars DALGAARD- comments on having his employees sign a contract saying they will not be a jerk in the workplace.] [Johnson Publishing CEO Desiree ROGERS- comments.]