This program is 29 minutes long
(St. Petersburg, Florida: Ron Allen) The intense race in Florida between Senator John McCain and Mitt Romney featured; details given about Rudolph Giuliani’s strategy. [ROMNEY – campaigns on immigration.] [McCAIN – talks about security.] [NBC News correspondent Kelly O’DONNELL – comments on McCain’s endorsements.] [NBC News correspondent John YANG – says Giuliani expressed doubts about his strategy.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Davie, Florida: Andrea Mitchell) The Democratic primary in Florida, which will not count any delegates after violating party rules, featured; scenes shown of former President Bill Clinton campaigning for his wife in New Jersey.
(Studio: Brian Williams, Tim Russert) The concerns of Florida voters and the huge stakes for all the candidates discussed; poll findings cited.
(Nairobi, Kenya: Martin Geissler) The violent day in Kenya reviewed; scenes shown of rioting in Nairobi and elsewhere and former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan meeting with Kenya’s president and the opposition leader.
(Studio: Brian Williams) The crisis after the massive winter storm in China noted; scenes shown.
(New York: Erin Burnett) Credit card debt facing many Americans featured; details given about how many credit cards the average American holds. [Credit card users Dave and Denise DORMAN- comment.] [Personal finance consultant Carmen WONG ULRICH- notes you will pay for the privilege of borrowing money; offers tips.]
(Washington: Lisa Myers) Scrutiny of a real estate deal between Senator Barack Obama and Chicago businessman Tony Rezko, who was indicted for bribery and fraud, featured; scenes shown of Obama’s house and the adjacent lot that was bought by Rezko’s wife. [Real estate agent Donna SCHWAN- comments on the deal.] [Chicago Better Government Assn. Jay STEWART- says it’s bad the transaction occurred.] [In November, 2007, OBAMA – says there was a mistake on his part.]
(San Diego: John Larson) The fight between the military and environmentalists over the impact of Navy sonar on whales examined; scenes shown of the USS Momsen conducting exercises in avoiding whales off San Diego; details given of President Bush’s exemption of a court order for the Navy to restrict its use of sonar and the link between sonar and whale strandings. [Destroyer Squadron Nine commodore Capt. James LOEBLEIN- says we try to avoid whales.] [Natural Resources Defense Council Joel REYNOLDS- says the impact can be devastating.] [California attorney general Jerry BROWN- says the danger is the president asserting a higher authority to overrule court decisions.]