This program is 29 minutes long
(Jacksonville, Florida: Ron Mott) Opposition to Gingrich from the Republican Party establishment examined; anti-Gingrich ads shown; former Senator Bob Dole quoted; scenes shown of an exchange between Gingrich’s press secretary and Representative Jason Chaffetz, who supports Romney. [GINGRICH – criticizes Romney.] [Former Speaker of the House Nancy PELOSI – says Gingrich will not be president.] [Former campaign strategist for John McCain Steve SCHMIDT- predicts a meltdown of the Republican establishment if Gingrich wins the Florida primary.] Romney’s amendments to his financial disclosure noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Washington: Chuck Todd) The new poll numbers examined; details given about the role of women voters and the impact of this primary campaign on the Republican Party.
(Aurora, Colorado: Kristen Welker) The flap over the photo of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer pointing her finger at President Obama featured; photo shown; details given about her claim in her new book, “Scorpions for Breakfast,” that Obama lectured her over immigration issues. [BREWER – says he took umbrage with her book; calls him thin-skinned.] [Presidential historian Michael BESCHLOSS- says he’s not sure this will help Brewer nationally.] Statement from Obama quoted.
(California: Tom Brokaw) California Governor Jerry Brown’s plans to help his state’s economy featured; budget deficit cited; details given about his dream of a north-south high-speed rail line to redistribute the population. [BROWN – notes raising taxes must be done to save the education system; says he is urging the people to make the decision.]
(Washington: Tom Costello) New federal rules on airline fares requiring the published price to include all taxes and fees reviewed; details given about lawsuits from Southwest and Spirit Airlines and about the other new rules; example fares cited. [Transportation Secretary Ray LaHOOD- says it’s for people who are not regular travelers.] [Spirit Airlines CEO Ben BALDANZA- says you don’t know what’s tax and what’s ticket.] [“Travel + Leisure” Mark ORWOLL- says it will make it more clear.] [2 TRAVELERS – support the rules.]
(New York: Rehema Ellis) The story of Samantha Garvey, the homeless teen who was a finalist in a prestigious science contest, updated; scenes shown of the new family home, her appearance on “Ellen,” where she was given a scholarship, and on “Today” after attending President Obama’s State of the Union address. [GARVEY – comments on her amazing opportunities.]