This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: Chuck Todd) The political disagreement over tax rates featured; details given about what Democrats and Republicans want, the debate over who is considered wealthy and the issue of the no-tax pledge originated by Grover Norquist; "New York Times" op-ed remarks from billionaire investor Warren Buffett quoted. [White House Council of Economic Advisors chairman Alan KRUEGER- notes retailers are concerned that Congress has not yet extended the middle-class tax cuts.] [February 29, Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben BERNANKE – says there's going to be a massive fiscal cliff of large spending cuts and tax increases.] [Senator Mitch McCONNELL- says we’ve been open to revenue by closing loopholes if it’s tied to spending cuts and tax reform.] [Representative Eric CANTOR – says it’s not about the pledge.]
(Studio: Brian Williams, Sharon Epperson) The potential impact on American taxpayers if there is no agreement discussed; increases in tax rates for middle income families, payroll taxes and the alternative minimum tax cited; details given about investment considerations and possible cuts.
(New York: Courtney Reagan) Retailers’ hopes for this holiday shopping season featured; scenes shown of shopping mayhem over Thanksgiving weekend; Black Friday statistics cited; Cyber Monday ads shown. [2 SHOPPERS – comment on online deals and shopping via smart phones.] [From Phoenix, NBC’s Diana ALVEAR – notes Amazon’s expectations for shopping today.] [CNBC’s Brian SHACTMAN- comments on the activity at Land’s End in Dodgeville, Wisconsin.] [Retail analyst John MORRIS- says there is more opportunity for retailers to score sales.]
(Cairo: Ayman Mohyeldin) The violence in Egypt after a power grab by President Mohammed Morsi featured; scenes shown of funeral processions in Cairo for a protestor killed by police and in Alexandria for a teenage member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Morsi meeting with Egypt’s judicial council and the crowds in the streets. [Freedom and Justice senior advisor Gehad HADDAD- criticizes the Constitutional Court of Egypt that was appointed by former President Hosni Mubarak.]
(Studio: Anne Thompson) Studies implicating that sea levels are rising and the implications for the environment examined; scenes shown of PATH train stations in New Jersey inundated with water from Superstorm Sandy; details given about the impact of greenhouse gases and the increased frequency of heat waves; map shown of projected sea level rises. [Climate Central Ben STRAUSS- says storm surges in the future will start from a higher sea level.]
(Landover, Maryland: Kristen Dahlgren) The training of UPS delivery people featured; statistics on holiday deliveries cited; scenes shown from a training facility. [UPS driver Lonnie PIERCE, driver trainee Aaron CRENSHAW- comment.] [UPS Tom CONRAD- says seconds add up rapidly into hours; says the return on our investment has been shown.]
(London: Keir Simmons) The impatience of Britain’s Prince Charles as he awaits his turn on the throne featured; historical footage shown; scenes shown of Queen Elizabeth. [Prince CHARLES – says he may drop dead long before then.]