This program is 29 minutes long
(Reagan Library: Brian Williams, Chuck Todd) The debate tonight, the Republican candidates and President Obama’s jobs speech tomorrow against the backdrop of the public hunger for answers on the economy discussed.
(White House: Kristen Welker) Obama's jobs plan featured; details given about his mix of stimulus and tax cuts. [At an Orlando jobs fair, applicants Francheska KAGAN, Rodney SOARES- explain what they want from Obama and Congress.] [White House press secretary Jay CARNEY – says they will be the kinds of measures that have enjoyed bipartisan support in the past.] [Senator Mitch McCONNELL – says we need to quit doing what we’ve been doing.] [Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president Maya MacGUINEAS- says there’s not much policy makers can do to create jobs.]
(Reagan Library: Brian Williams) NBC coverage of the debate announced.
(Carson City, Nevada: Kristen Dahlgren) The shooting by Eduardo Sencion at a Carson City, Nevada IHOP restaurant updated; 911 call played; photos shown of Sencion and victims Maj. Heath Kelley, Sgt. Christian Riege and Sgt. Miranda McElhiney. [Witness Kathy CHANEY- comments.] [Nevada National Guard Brig. Gen. Bill BURKS- says the whole National Guard is grieving.] [Sheriff Kenneth FURLONG- cites Sencion's history of mental illness.]
(Bastrop, Texas: Jay Gray) The efforts to contain the wildfires in Texas featured; scenes shown of firefighters, burned-out homes, flames and smoke. [Firefighter Todd JAMISON, Denton Fire Department Tom NATIONS- comment on the progress.] [Victim Dan STERN- worries about telling his kids they lost their home.] Concern about the winds noted. The strain on the firefighters discussed.
(Annandale, New Jersey: Chris Jansing) New Jersey’s tough new rules that mandate zero tolerance for school bullying examined; map shown of states with anti-bullying policies; details recalled about the suicide of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi. [3 high school STUDENTS – comment on being bullied.] [North Hunterdon High School assistant principal Richard BERGACS- says there are consequences.] [New Jersey Assn. of School Administrators Richard BOZZA- says every time there is a societal problem it ends up at the schoolhouse.] [Guidance counselor Kristin BARATTA- says nobody should feel intimidated.]
(Columbia, Kentucky: Jim Miklaszewski) Meyer’s heroism in the war in Afghanistan, where he saved the lives of fellow Marines in a firefight, reviewed; photos shown of the fallen. [MEYER - says he knew he was going to die and he was going to fight until they got him; recalls discovering the bodies; states he is angry about the Army’s refusal to provide support; says he doesn’t like the word “hero.”] [Father “MIKE” – comments.]