This program is 29 minutes long
(New York: Ron Allen) The second storm in the midsection featured; scenes shown of rain and snow on the roads, traffic accidents, downed trees that knocked out power and snow in Boston. [Kansas department of transportation Drake JENNINGS, Cincinnati traffic and roads operation Diane WATKINS- react to the storm.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(Studio;l Bill Karins) The weekend winter storm reviewed and previewed; weather maps shown.
(Atlanta: Martin Savidge) The bone-dry drought in the Southeast reviewed; scenes shown from North Carolina, drying-up Lake Lanier and of two guys conserving rain water. [In Raleigh, restaurant owner vernon GRIFFIN - outlines his water use.]
(White House: Savannah Guthrie) the genuine suspense about the nominees in both parties in campaign 2008 examined; details given about the dead heat in Iowa for Democrats and of the Republican race in which Mitt Romney clashed with Mike Huckabee. [On PBS, former President Bill CLINTON - jokes Hillary might win this thing in Iowa.] [Senator Barack OBAMA - responds.] [MSNBC political analyst Howard FINEMAN- raises questions about Senator Hillary Clinton.] [Republican former New York City Mayor Rudolph GIULIANI - campaigns.] [NBC political analyst Charlie COOK- talks about Giuliani's need to hold strong.] [ROMNEY - speaks about Huckabee.] [NBC News political director Chuck TODD- says there are three plausible Democratic nominees and four plausible Republican nominees.]
(Studio: Lester Holt; Washington: John Harwood) The drama in the presidential election campaign in Iowa, including the two challenges for Huckabee, who has become a favorite of the religious right, how the candidates campaigned to get the Iowa newspaper endorsement and how former Senator John Edwards could win in Iowa discussed.
(Studio: Lester Holt) Romney's appearance tomorrow on "Meet the Press" noted.
(Windsor, Canada and Miami: Kerry Sanders) The shift of immigration to the new promised land of Canada because local law enforcement is being encouraged to enforce federal immigration laws featured; scenes shown from Florida and Windsor, Canada, where Mexicans come from Florida. [Collier County sheriff's office Sgt. Ron BYINGTON, Sheriff Don HUNTER- talk about the legal focus.] [Windsor, Canada, Mayor Eddie FRANCIS- reacts to immigrants coming to Canada.] [Retired Canada immigration service James BISSETT- talks about the loophole.] [In Canada, immigrant Mr. CISNEROS - says the government pays for everything.]
(Kabul: Jim Maceda) The concerns in Afghanistan about a backlash following the release of the film "The Kite Runner" that was based on an Afghan story about betrayal and redemption in the setting of kite flying previewed; film excerpt shown; details given about the controversy over the movie's themes and scenes. ["The Kite Runner" author Khaled HOSSEINI- says this shows a different face of Afghanistan.] [Paramount Vintage Rebecca YELDHAM, Afghanistan Independence Human Rights Commission Ghulam DASTAGIR- comment on the movie.]
(New York: Dawn Fratangelo) The story of Jake, the dog, who is a mascot for the New York Philharmonic, featured; scenes shown from the stage area; details given about a children's book "Jake the Philharmonic Dog" designed to teach kids music based on Jake. [Dog owner stage manager Richie NORTON, violinist Michelle KIM, KID, "Jake" author Karen LeFRAK- talk about Jake and the music.]