This program is 29 minutes long
(Pomona, California: Miguel Almaguer) The impact of the shutdown on families reviewed; details given about worker furloughs and funding losses for family assistance programs and food banks. [Furloughed worker Wendy ROBINSON, single mother Rebecca WARPOWSKI, grocery SHOPPER – react.] [Cal Poly Pomona Valerie MELLANO- notes food prices may rise due to halts in FDA inspections.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Capitol: Kelly O'Donnell) The political bickering between President Obama & Republicans featured; scenes shown of Obama & Vice President Joe Biden at a sandwich shop, protests; remark from a White House official about winning and Twitter comments on #DearCongress quoted; details given about the reluctance of House Republicans to alienate Tea Party conservatives who aim to change the health care law. [Speaker of the House John BOEHNER – says this isn’t some damn game.] [OBAMA – says there’s no winning when families don’t have certainty about whether they're going to get paid or not.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Obama’s cancellation of his trip to Indonesia and a statement from the National Weather Service in Alaska in which the letters down the side read “please pay us” noted.
(Washington: Pete Williams) The investigation into the car chase in Washington, DC that led to driver Miriam Carey being killed by police featured; details given about her delusions and postpartum depression; scenes shown from her Stamford, Connecticut condo. [Police Executive Research Forum Chuck WEXLER- notes the concern about car bombs around the Capitol and White House.]
(Pensacola Beach, Florida: Jim Cantore) The threat to the Gulf Coast from Karen featured; maps/diagrams shown; details given of concern about storm surge.
(Assisi, Italy: Anne Thompson) The historic visit by Pope Francis to Assisi, Italy, the birthplace of St. Francis, reviewed; scenes shown of him engaging with the people, being led to lunch at a soup kitchen by a child, speaking about the victims of yesterday’s shipwreck off the coast of Sicily; details given about his mission to serve the poor and to change the focus of the Catholic Church. [Soup kitchen guy Silvio VECCHIARELLI- says he didn’t speak a lot - he listened.] [Tourist Dan SCHMUCKER- comments.]
(No location given: Meredith Vieira) NBC exclusive interview held with Elizabeth Smart about her kidnapping and rape 10 years ago. [SMART – talks about her determination to stay alive and about being in public in Salt Lake City with kidnapper Brian Mitchell and no one recognizing her; says it is offensive to ask why she didn’t run or scream.]
(Los Angeles: Harry Smith) The Exploring the Arts program started by singer Tony Bennett and his wife Susan Benedetto that provides guidance, resources & funding to high school music & arts programs featured; scenes shown from Esteban E. Torres High School in East Los Angeles. [BENEDETTO – says it is part of his legacy to facilitate him helping children to become artists.] [STUDENT – comments.] [BENNETT – comments.]