This program is 29 minutes long
(Capitol: Kelly O'Donnell) The impasse in Congress over the fiscal cliff package passed by the Senate featured; details given about the complaints from House Republicans over the delay for automatic spending cuts and about the new tax hikes. [Representatives Spencer BACHUS, Dana ROHRABACHER- criticize the deal.] [Representative Nancy PELOSI – says we’ve made gigantic progress.] [On the street, MAN, WOMAN – react.]
(Studio: Kate Snow; White House: Chuck Todd) The Republican opposition, what happens next and President Obama’s role discussed.
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The medical condition of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is hospitalized for a blood clot in her head, reviewed.
(Studio: Kate Snow) Clinton’s fall that resulted in the clot noted.
(New York: Robert Bazell) The dangers of head injuries featured; diagram shown; details given of the risk that the clot could grow larger and about the treatment and warning signs. [Cleveland Clinic Dr. Andrew RUSSMAN- notes concussion patients rarely have a blood clot.]
(Washington: Pete Williams) The new laws taking effect today reviewed; details given about laws in California and Illinois restricting employers from asking for user names or passwords for social media sites, a Washington law requiring residences to have carbon monoxide detectors, a Florida law making it legal to flash headlights to warn of a speed trap, and laws involving the minimum wage and light bulbs. [Job applicant Johnny VELOZ, Electronic Privacy Information Center Marc ROTENBERG- react to the social media law.] [Kent, Washington Fire Department Chief Kyle OHASHI- comments on deaths from CO2 buildup caused by indoor use of generators during a power outage.]
(Los Angeles: Diana Alvear) The ignition interlock device that keeps impaired drivers from starting their vehicles featured; scenes shown from a crash site in San Diego; statistics on wrong way accidents involving alcohol cited; details given about opposition from the American Beverage Institute. [Crash victim Ginger Walker’s mother Nina WALKER- says she wants to save another parent from having to bury their child.] [Smart Start, Inc. Michelle HORNING- explains what happens if a driver has been drinking.] [NTSB chairman Deborah HERSMAN- says we will recommend what we think needs to be done to address impaired driving.]
(New York: Ron Mott) The historic significance of the Emancipation Proclamation that abolished slavery reviewed; scenes shown of observances in Amherst, Massachusetts and elsewhere; excerpt shown from the movie “Glory.” [MAN – says we’re at a better time in life and history.] [Historian Doris Kearns GOODWIN – comments on Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the proclamation in 1863; notes the contributions of black soldiers in the Civil War.]
(Hayward, California: Nancy Snyderman) The FACES for the Future program that exposes students from high risk communities in Oakland and Hayward, California to careers in health care featured. [Student Angela KATH- says you can’t go wrong when you’re studying medicine.] [Program founder Dr. Tomas MAGANA- says the program gives them alternative choices.] [Former program participant Felicity HARRIS – says she’s in a Masters program now.]