This program is 29 minutes long
(Salem, New Hampshire: Andrea Mitchell) The race among the Democrats featured; scenes shown of Senator Hillary Clinton speaking emotionally about how the race is personal to her, former President Bill Clinton talking to her on a cell phone during a rally, Chelsea Clinton working the phones, John Edwards and Senator Barack Obama campaigning; details given about Clinton’s campaign struggles; Edwards ad shown. [H. CLINTON – says it’s about our country.] [B. CLINTON – says he can’t make her younger, taller or male.] [In interview with “Access Hollywood”’s Maria Menounos††, H. CLINTON – says she finds cleaning closets and drawers extremely gratifying.] [EDWARDS, OBAMA – campaign.] [NBC correspondent Lee COWAN – comments on the size of the crowds Obama is attracting.]
(New Hampshire: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Bedford, New Hampshire: David Gregory) The race between Republicans Senator John McCain and Mitt Romney reviewed; scenes shown of Romney with his “to-do” list and McCain with voters. [ROMNEY, McCAIN – campaign.] [In interview, ROMNEY – says McCain can’t stand up to Obama.] [In debate, McCAIN – jokes about Romney being the candidate of change.] [NBC correspondent Ron ALLEN – says the race has been described as a death match.] ["National Journal" political editor Ron BROWNSTEIN†- comments on Romney’s strategy.]
(New Hampshire: Brian Williams) Obama’s day of campaigning in New Hampshire reviewed; scenes shown from his bus and the crowds in Lebanon. [OBAMA – reacts to his picture on the cover of “Newsweek”; comments on his personal safety; comments on the race issue.]
(New Hampshire: Brian Williams, Tim Russert) Where the race stands right now discussed.
(New York: Rehema Ellis) Baseball player Roger Clemens’ response to steroid allegations featured; audiotape played of a conversation between Clemens and his former trainer Brian McNamee, who claims he injected Clemens with steroids. [On “60 Minutes,” CLEMENS – denies McNamee’s claims.] [“Sports Illustrated” senior writer John HEYMAN, nbcsports.com Alan ABRAHAMSON- comment on Clemens’ strategy for his testimony to Congress.] [2 FANS – react to the allegations.]
(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) The Supreme Court case involving the constitutionality of lethal injections featured; courtroom sketches by Art Lien shown; photos shown of 2 Kentucky men sentenced to die; tape of Justices Stephen Breyer and Antonin Scalia expressing views on execution methods played. [Lethal injection opponent Elisabeth SEMEL- says a paralyzed inmate who is awake is suffering an excruciating death.] [Lawyer for Kentucky Roy ENGLERT- states we have safeguards against human error.]
(New York: Robert Bazell) Research on the health benefits from vitamin D examined. [Massachusetts General Hospital Dr. Thomas WANG- notes the heart risk from low levels of vitamin D.] [Boston University Medical Center Dr. Michael HOLICK- explains why vitamin D is important.] [Brookhaven National Laboratory Dr. Richard SETLOW- says sunlight is good for you.]