This program is 29 minutes long
(Capitol: Kelly O’Donnell) The objection of Tea Party conservatives to a House plan to reopen the government and House Republicans’ objection of a Senate compromise as the deadline for default approaches examined; scenes shown of clergy singing hymns outside lawmakers’ offices. [Senator Harry REID – says it’s a blatant attack on bipartisanship.] [Speaker of the House John BOEHNER – says default is wrong.] [Representative Andy HARRIS- says we’ve lit up Obamacare.] [Representative Nancy PELOSI- says the Republican bill is a decision to default.] [Senator John McCAIN – tells Democrats to consider Boehner’s proposal.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Stock Market Report; the warning from the Fitch ratings agency about a possible downgrading of the US credit rating. Live in-studio conversation held with CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin about default. [SORKIN – says if this happens the 2008 financial crisis will look like child’s play; predicts all our costs will skyrocket.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Montclair, New Jersey: Chuck Todd) A survey finding a growing political center examined; statistics cited; details given about the categories of the center: minivan moderates, pickup populists, MBA middle and the whatever man. [Public Opinion Strategies Robert BLIZZARD- notes the polarization in Washington is not happening in the country.] [MBA middle Emily ROBLES- expresses views on affirmative action.] [Minivan moderate Jamie NAUGHTON- says she doesn’t fit in either party.] The reaction of political analyst Mike Murphy to the study noted.
(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) The Supreme Court case challenging a ruling that struck down affirmative action in Michigan reviewed; scenes shown of a demonstration outside the court; courtroom sketches by Art Lien shown; details given about remarks from Justice Sonia Sotomayor & Chief Justice John Roberts.
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The battle for which Swenson won the medal reviewed; video shown; details given about an investigation into the refusal of commanders to provide air support or reinforcements. [SWENSON – says you can never allow a servicemember to be taken hostage alive or dead; explains why he kissed wounded Sgt. Kenneth Westbrook.]
(New York: Rehema Ellis) The Florida cyberbullying case that led to the suicide death of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick featured; suspects’ harassing messages quoted; details given about the arrest of 2 girls. [Polk County Sheriff Grady JUDD- warns parents to watch what their children are doing online.] [Rebecca’s mother Tricia NORMAN- comments.] [School psychologist Andrew LIVANIS- says cyberbullying is etched in stone.] [Former prosecutor Tom KENNIFF- says the 12-year-old defendant is still a child.]
(Dallas, Georgia: Gabe Gutierrez) Georgia high school football coach Scott Hamilton, who picks special needs students to be “player of the day” for every home game, featured; scenes shown from Paulding County High School near Atlanta. [Mothers Marion BISHOP-FOWLER, Dana BEAL, student Austin BEAL – comment.] [HAMILTON – says it gives them a chance to be part of something they can’t be normally; says he’s showing these boys how to be men.]