This program is 29 minutes long
(Columbia, South Carolina) The campaigning in South Carolina and February 5 states by the Democrats featured; scenes shown from inside Dr. Martin Luther King's church in Birmingham, Alabama. [Ebenezer Baptist Church Rev. Raphael WARNOCK- speaks about blacks running for president.] [OBAMA - speaks about racism in the campaign.] [In a black New York City church, Senator Hillary CLINTON - speaks.] [Abyssinian Baptist Church Rev. Calvin BUTTS - reads statement about not making a race-based decision.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(Jacksonville: Ron Allen) The Republican campaign after Senator John McCain's victory in South Carolina and Mitt Romney's win in Nevada featured. [McCAIN - jokes.] [ROMNEY - comments on his win.] ["St. Petersburg Times" Bill ADAIR- says Florida will test the candidates; indicates the economy is the issue.] [Former New York City Mayor Rudolph GIULIANI - campaigns.]
(Studio: Lester Holt; Washington: John Harwood) The question of whether McCain can take Florida, how Obama is running against both Clintons with Hillary's record helping her on the economic issue and this week of campaigning by the Democrats and Republicans discussed.
(New York: Michelle Franzen) The cold weather across the country, including in Green Bay, Wisconsin, site of the NFL playoff game between the Packers and the New York Giants, featured; scenes shown of the football tailgaters outside in the cold. [Several Packers, Giants FANS - comment.] [WeatherPlus meteorologist Gary ARCHIBALD- outlines the reach of the cold air.] Temperature map shown.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The Clinton interview presented; political photos shown. [CLINTON - speaks about an African American senator, Barack Obama and a woman senator, Hillary Clinton, heading for the presidency despite race or gender; comments on his commitment to the cause.]
(Washington: Tom Costello) The implications of a possible merger of Delta and Northwest airlines examined; details given of the call from Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty for job protection with the Northwest hub in the state, how a merger could cut costs and lead to a la carte pricing for travellers. [Airline travel analyst Terry TRIPPLER- calls the merger a "perfect marriage."] [Aviation consultant Michael BOYD- talks about the raw economics.]