This program is 29 minutes long
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The September 16 incident where Blackwater guards were involved in civilian shootings in Baghdad reviewed; Congressional report about a “drunken” Blackwater guard killing an Iraqi soldier and facing no criminal charges quoted; scenes shown from the hearings. [In hearings, Representatives Elijah CUMMINGS, Danny DAVIS, Henry WAXMAN- criticize Blackwater.] [Blackwater CEO Erik PRINCE- says “bad guys” tried to kill Americans that day; in response to question from DAVIS, denies that Blackwater personnel intentionally killed innocent civilians.] [In response to questions from Representative Stephen LYNCH, State Department senior advisor for Iraq Ambassador David SATTERFIELD- say’s he’ll have to “check on” why an investigation was never conducted into other Blackwater shootings.]
(Washington: Chuck Todd) Third quarter fundraising totals for Democrat and Republican presidential candidates outlined.
(New York City: Savannah Guthrie) The verdict on former Madison Square Garden employee Anucha Browne Sanders’ sexual harassment charges against New York Knicks basketball team president Isiah Thomas reviewed; courtroom sketches by Christine Cornell and statistics on sexual harassment lawsuits shown. [THOMAS, BROWNE SANDERS, employment attorney Lynn BERNABEI- comment on the verdict.]
(Vancouver, Canada: Peter Alexander) The Canadian dollar gaining on the American dollar featured; details given on many Canadians buying homes across the border, and many US film productions reconsidering shooting in Canada; scenes shown from Vancouver. [Washington state realtor Mike KENT- says nearly all buyers are from Canada.] [Film producer Mary Anne WATERHOUSE- comments on the money issues.] [Western Washington University Hart HODGES- says we’re getting more Canadian shoppers.]
(Studio: Nancy Snyderman) The danger to teen athletes, particularly girls, of brain damage from concussions examined; details given on why girls could be hurt worse; “Journal of Athletic Training” study cited; concussion symptoms listed. [Soccer player Leana AGNEW, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Dr. Michael COLLINS, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Dr. Robert CANTU- comment.]
(Angola, Louisiana: Bob Faw) Religious programs for inmates in Louisiana’s Angola penitentiary featured; details given on the benefits to prisoners and the reduction in violence; scenes shown from the prison. [Warden Burl CAIN, inmates Paul “Carolina” BEERMAN, Pat MINOR, Derrick FLOYD- comment.]
(Barre, Vermont: Mike Taibbi) Granite Industries in Barre, Vermont, which makes veterans’ gravestones for the national cemeteries, featured; details given about workers often knowing the stories of the soldiers they are making markers for; scenes shown from Barre. [Granite Industries Linda BEAUDIN, Robert McCALLUM- talk about emotional involvement in the process.]