This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Chuck Todd) The emergence of Herman Cain as the frontrunner in the race for the Republican presidential nomination featured; findings of the latest NBC News/"Wall Street Journal" poll on the Republican candidates, President Obama, the direction of the country and the federal government cited. [New Jersey Governor Chris CHRISTIE – comments on his support of Mitt Romney.] Voters’ explanations for backing Cain noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Washington: Kelly O’Donnell) Cain profiled; details given about his business background, his 999 tax plan, his talk radio show. [CAIN – says a lot of people are taking a second look; comments on his tax proposal.] [NBC political analyst Charlie COOK- expresses doubt about Cain’s candidacy.]
(Washington: Tom Costello) The BlackBerry service outage featured; graph shown of the fall in RIM stock. [Voices of several PEOPLE, WOMAN – complain.] [“Wired” magazine John ABELL- notes the system is going down in bits and pieces.] [CNBC technology correspondent Jon FORTT- says Wall Street doesn’t believe in the growth story for RIM.]
(Miami: Mark Potter) The faces of joblessness in America featured; scenes shown from a jobs fair in Southaven, Mississippi. [In Southaven, unemployed Glyn JENKINS- wonders how long she can maintain hope.] [Detroit music teacher Michael McGOWAN- worries about being laid off.] [Miami contractor Juan MONTES– reacts to not being able to find construction work and having to ask his son for financial help.] [Wife Gina MONTES- criticizes Congress.]
(Topeka: Stephanie Gosk) The outrage over the vote by the Topeka, Kansas city council to repeal the law making domestic violence a crime due to budget problems examined; statistics on domestic violence in Topeka cited. [Shawnee County district attorney Chad TAYLOR- comments on prioritizing cases.] [Domestic violence victim Claudine DOMBROWSKI- reacts.] [National Coalition Against Domestic Violence Rita SMITH- says women have stopped calling the police because they assume nothing is going to be done.]
(New York: Chris Jansing) Katori Hall’s new Broadway play, “The Mountaintop,” about Dr. Martin Luther King reviewed; scenes shown of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis and from the play starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett; historical footage shown. [Mother Carrie Mae HALL- says she regrets not hearing Dr. Martin Luther King deliver that speech.] [JACKSON, BASSETT – comment on King.] [K. HALL – reacts to her play being on Broadway in New York City; talks about making King feel alive.]