This program is 28 minutes long
(Charleston, South Carolina: Kelly O’Donnell) The high stakes for the Republicans in South Carolina featured; details given about the tight battle between Senator John McCain and Mike Huckabee; tape of phone message attacking McCain played; McCain’s Web ad shown. [McCAIN, HUCKABEE – campaign.]
(Studio: Brian Williams, Tim Russert) The importance of the South Carolina primary, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s political plans, and the Nevada caucuses discussed.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) John Edwards’s quest to come out from the shadow of Democratic candidates Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama featured; ad shown. [EDWARDS – comments on his chances in Nevada; says he’s in this until the end.] [NBC News political director Chuck TODD- comments on Edwards.]
(Mount Dora, Florida: Kerry Sanders) The reaction in Mount Dora, Florida, where residents are feeling the effects of the falling housing market, to Bush’s stimulus plan featured. [Real estate agent Ronni CAGGIANO- outlines the housing situation.] [Renninger’s Antique Market Doyle CARLTON, Mount Dora voter Mike FENNEMA- comment on the economy.] [Mount Dora Mayor Melissa DeMARCO- comments on how the city is scaling back services.]
(London: Dawna Friesen) Yesterday’s crash landing of a British Airways Boeing 777 jet at London's Heathrow Airport with no loss of life reviewed; scenes shown of the broken plane, the heroes’ welcome for the crew, including First Officer John Coward; animation shown. [British Airways pilot Capt. Peter BURKILL- praises his team.] [British Airline Pilots Assn. Jim McAUSLAND- comments on Burkill.]
(Columbia, South Carolina: Maria Menounos) The role of presidential candidates’ daughters Meghan McCain and Sarah Huckabee in their fathers' campaigns featured; scenes shown. [HUCKABEE, McCAIN – describe what they do; talk about their dads, Mike Huckabee and Senator John McCain.]
(Chicago: Kevin Tibbles) The story of Farah Ahmedi††, who came to the US after losing a leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, presented; details given about her book, “The Other Side of the Sky,” her work against land mines and her college scholarship; scenes shown of Farah and her mother at their citizenship ceremony. [AHMEDI - comments on fleeing the Taliban and losing most of her family in the war; says she wants to give something back.] [Helping Hands Refugee Program Alyce LITZ†, North Central College president Hal WILDE†- talk about Farah.]