This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: David Gregory) The battle between Bush and Congress over the bill featured; details given of the political message from sending the bill to the White House on this anniversary of the 2003 "mission accomplished" event; Bush’s approval rating in 2003 and now cited. [BUSH – says setting a deadline for withdrawal is setting a date for failure.] [Speaker of the House Nancy PELOSI, Senator Harry REID - speak about the legislation.] [In 2003, BUSH - says the US and our allies have prevailed.] [Senator Kit BOND- criticizes the Democrats.] [Senator Joseph BIDEN – says we’re gonna shove it down his throat.]
(Studio: Brian Williams; Washington: Tim Russert) What both parties are likely to do in the continuing debate over Iraq discussed.
(Baghdad: Richard Engel) The announcement that Al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Ayyub al-Masri may be dead featured; details given of reports he was ambushed by other insurgents who oppose his targeting civilians. [Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Barham SALEH- reviews the preliminary reports.]
(Washington: Tom Costello) New concerns about the safety of the food supply with the discovery of melamine in poultry and pig feed featured; statistics on food-borne illnesses and food imports cited. [Former FDA commissioner David KESSLER†- says our food safety system is broken.] [Former FDA official Ed STEELE†- says FDA has a limited number of inspectors.] [Food safety expert Michael DOYLE†- worries about more illnesses.] [FDA commissioner Dr. Andrew VON ESCHENBACH†- disagrees that the system is broken.]
(Los Angeles: George Lewis) The nationwide day of protest over immigration reform reviewed; scenes shown from Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles and Oakland, California. [2 PROTESTORS – comment.] [Rally organizer Javier RODRIGUEZ- says the main demand is legalization.]
(Havana: Andrea Mitchell) The May Day celebrations in Cuba without ailing President Fidel Castro featured; scenes shown of parades and brother Raul Castro; details given of the uncertainty over whether Fidel will resume power.
(No location given: David Faber) The offer from media mogul Rupert Murdoch to buy the "Wall Street Journal"'s parent company Dow Jones featured.
(Fort Worth, Texas: Anne Thompson) The growing trend toward environmentally friendly "green" homes featured; examples of houses made from recycled products shown. [Home builder Don FERRIER- cites energy savings.] [Green home buyer Gary PEDERSON- says we have to maximize our dollars.]
(Oyster Bay, New York: Bob Faw) The infestation of Canada geese in suburban neighborhoods featured; details given of efforts to deter their flocking; scenes shown of a border collie chasing them. [Thomas Moore College facilities director Jeff KORDENBROCK, Geese-Off CEO Joe EVANS- comment on goose droppings.] [Away with Geese CEO Tom WELLS- comments on the use of high-intensity lights to discourage the geese from staying.]