This program is 29 minutes long
(London: Chris Jansing) The excitement in Britain over the royal birth reviewed; scenes shown of the crowds outside Buckingham Palace, the official announcement posted on an easel, the town crier. [Several WOMEN, British Prime Minister David CAMERON, Prince CHARLES, Brit Georgie McGRATH– comment.] [NBC royal contributor Camilla TOMINEY- comments on William & Kate’s stealthy arrival at the hospital.] [Paddy Power Rory SCOTT- comments on the betting on the name.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Live, in-studio interview held with British historian Andrew Roberts about the new member of the royal family. [ROBERTS – notes it’s the first time since 1901 we’ve had 4 living monarchs at the same time; comments on the popularity of the monarchy.]
(Rio de Janeiro: Anne Thompson) Concerns about security for Pope Francis during his visit to Brazil featured; scenes shown of the crowds mobbing his car in Rio de Janeiro, speaking to reporters on the plane about youth unemployment and blessing the reporter’s medallion. [“National Catholic Reporter” Father Thomas REESE- says he wants be open to the people and that’s a risk.] The discovery of a pipe bomb at the Aparecida shrine nearby noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Live interview held with former police commissioner William Bratton about security for the pope. [BRATTON – comments on the motorcade debacle; says the pope has to recognize he is a target.]
(Chicago: John Yang) The concerns of Detroit retirees about their pensions after the city filed for bankruptcy featured; details given about pension problems for state & local workers nationwide; map shown of states with pension fund shortfalls, including Illinois. [Retired cop John DAY – reacts.] [Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Jean-Pierre AUBRY- notes the role of poor funding.] The downgrading of Chicago’s credit rating by the bond rating service Moody’s noted. [“Chicago Tribune” business columnist Phil ROSENTHAL- describes what Chicago can learn from Detroit.]
(Los Angeles: Mike Taibbi) A socioeconomic study finding a connection between where you live and your ability to be upwardly mobile reviewed; example cities cited; details given about the factors linked to boosting income mobility. [Atlanta resident Sonia UNDERWOOD, Los Angeles resident Chris GRANT - comment.] [Harvard University professor Raj CHETTY- compares the probability of moving up in class in Atlanta to Salt Lake City & San Jose.]
(London: Kate Snow) The legacy of Princess Diana reviewed in light of today’s royal birth of a son to Prince William & Duchess Kate; footage/photos shown. [Longtime friend Eve POLLARD- says there will be a tinge of sadness that she’s not there.] [KATE – says she would have loved to have met Diana.] [DIANA – comments on her children.] [WILLIAM – says she gave us reservoirs of strength.]