This program is 29 minutes long
(Baghdad: Richard Engel) Petraeus’s efforts to lower expectations about Iraq featured; details given of Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno’s recommendation to not reduce US troop levels for at least a year. [PETRAEUS – says there is no military solution to the insurgency; compares Baghdad now to 17 months ago.]
(Amman: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Capitol: Chip Reid) Congressional Democrats’ plans for a deadline for US troop withdrawal featured. [Speaker of the House Nancy PELOSI – says there are dates certain for the redeployment of our troops.] [Representative John BOEHNER- speaks of terrorists following our troops home.] [Representatives Lynn WOOLSEY, Jan SCHAKOWSKY- express views on the troops.] [Anti-war activist Susan UDRY- states we don’t feel like Congress is responding.]
(Amman: Brian Williams; Studio: Campbell Brown) A mortar attack on the Baghdad airport discussed.
(Washington: Lisa Myers) The anger of recent tornado victims over FEMA’s auction of excess trailers bought during Hurricane Katrina featured. [Displaced Arkansas tornado victims Kevin HILL, Melissa PATTERSON- wonder why they can’t get trailers.] [Citizens Against Government Waste Tom SCHATZ- says the taxpayers are getting hosed.] [Representative Mike ROSS- says it’s a symbol of what’s wrong with our government.]
(No location given: Maria Bartiromo) "Forbes" magazine's list of the world's billionaires, including Starbucks founder Howard Schultz, and their net worth reviewed.
(New York: David Faber) Settlements paid by brand-name drug makers to generic companies to delay bringing their lower-cost drugs to the market examined; price differences cited; details given about the Hatch-Waxman Act and reverse payments. [Physician Dr. Bill THOMAS – says generic medicines are exactly the same as brand-name medicines.] [Barr Pharmaceuticals CEO Bruce DOWNEY†- says these settlements are compromises.] [FTC Deborah Platt MAJORAS†- notes the agreements are taking out the competition aspect.]
(Studio: Campbell Brown) More of the report on CNBC’s “Business Nation” noted.
(Columbus, Georgia: Mike Taibbi) The impact of the troop surge on the soldiers’ families featured; scenes shown from a "family readiness group" meeting at Fort Benning, Georgia. [Soldier’s wife Kaylee JAMES, mother Carrie JAMES, soldier Josh JAMES, Spc. Juan DELGADO, fiancée Estafania LOPEZ, Capt. Alex "Pancho" PEREZ-CRUZ, wife Jennifer PEREZ-CRUZ- express their feelings on going to war.]
(Baghdad: Brian Williams) A visit to former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's Al Faw palace in Baghdad, Iraq, featured; scenes shown of the compound, once used as a resort for members of Saddam’s political party and now occupied by the US military.