This program is 29 minutes long
(Rockville, Maryland: Tom Costello) The disappointing jobs report examined; economic statistics cited; details given about which sectors cut or added jobs and the impact on the stock market. [President OBAMA – says we’ve gotta grow the economy faster.] [Presidential candidate Mitt ROMNEY – says the jobs report is a kick in the gut.] [Unemployed Rachel NORRIS††- worries.] [Wells Fargo chief economist John SILVIA†- notes the challenge for the long-term unemployed.]
(Studio: Kate Snow; CNBC: Steve Liesman; Washington: Chuck Todd) The impact of consumer debt, the housing market and Obama’s regulatory policies on job recovery, the impact of the unemployment rate on Obama’s re-election campaign, signs of optimism and the issue of the economy in the presidential election discussed.
(Studio: Kate Snow) Stock Market Report.
(Chicago: John Yang) The deadly heat wave featured; death toll cited; scenes shown of volunteers handing out water in Chicago, seniors in a cooling center [WOMAN – reacts.] [Maryland resident Carlton DAVIS- comments on being without power.] [Northwestern Memorial Hospital Dr. James ADAMS, Area Agency on Aging executive director Joyce GALLAGHER- comment on health problems.] [Meal delivery driver Sherry CAMPBELL- comments.] [The Weather Channel’s Kelly CASS- says the East Coast is going to get worse.] [“National Farm Report” host Orion SAMUELSON- notes the impact on the corn crop.]
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The latest developments in President Bashir al-Assad’s crackdown on the rebellion in Syria featured; scenes shown of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other diplomats in Paris; details given about the US push for tougher sanctions and the defection of a top general who was once close to Assad; photos shown. [CLINTON – calls for Russia and China to support the legitimate aspirations of the Syrian people.]
(Studio: Kate Snow) Report introduced.
(Istanbul, Turkey: Richard Engel) The situation on the ground in Syria reviewed; details given about the opposition’s safe havens where they are in total control.
(Atlanta: Rehema Ellis) The Georgia program that mandates students pick a career as early as 6th grade featured; details given about how businesses and schools work together. [Atlanta Technical College students Jonathan HERNANDEZ, Lauren TULLIS, Deshawn LUCIUS- comment.] [Georgia state school superintendent John BARGE- says we can no longer afford to send our children to college without a clue.] [Atlanta Technical College president Alvetta THOMAS- outlines how students are helped.]
(Mojave Desert: Michelle Franzen) The Love, Sweat and Gears cycling team competing in a cross-country bike race to raise awareness for obesity and autism research featured; scenes shown. [Cyclists Dina HANNAH, Amy SHONSTROM, Julie LYONS, Anne LANTZ- comment.]