This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The impact of Edwards’s departure on the race between Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama examined; details given about the upcoming primaries on Super Tuesday. [In New Orleans, EDWARDS – says he asked Clinton and Obama for their commitment on poverty.] [In Denver, OBAMA, CLINTON – support the fight against poverty.] [NBC News reporter Lee COWAN – notes the reaction from Obama’s campaign.] [Democratic strategist Steve McMAHON- wonders how Edwards supporters will react.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) The withdrawal of Rudolph Giuliani from the Republican race noted.
(Washington: David Gregory) The Republican race after Senator John McCain’s’ victory in Florida examined. [GIULIANI – endorses McCain.] [NBC News reporter John YANG – notes Giuliani’s acknowledgement that his strategy failed.] [Republican strategist Alex VOGEL- states voters respect authenticity.] [Mitt ROMNEY – predicts Giuliani supporters will come his way.] [CNBC correspondent John HARWOOD- comments on McCain’s strategy.]
(Studio: Brian Williams; Washington: Tim Russert) The recent remarkable developments in the presidential race and the House and Senate elections discussed.
(Minneapolis: Kevin Tibbles) The winter storm in the Midwest and Northeast with extreme cold and heavy snow featured; scenes shown of Minnehaha Falls frozen solid in Minneapolis.
(Studio: Brian Williams) The record for New York City with the first January in 75 years with no snow and the rare snowfall in Jerusalem, Israel, noted; scenes shown.
(Guangzhou, China: John Ray) The chaos for Chinese travelers trying to get home for a holiday featured; scenes shown of stranded train passengers, the snow-covered landscape and the prime minister among the crowds.
(Jackson, Georgia: Janet Shamlian) The struggles for realtors due to the troubles in the housing market featured; statistics on real estate school enrollment and agents cited. [Realtor-turned-florist Rena O’NEAL- explains why she got out of the business.] [University of North Texas professor John BAEN- says agents are retiring, starving or quitting.] [Real estate agent Ben DOVER- notes the drop in commissions.]
(New York: Robert Bazell) A study finding that soldiers who suffer loss of consciousness may have an increased risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder reviewed; statistics cited. [In Iraq, wounded soldier Pvt. Menahan BEGIN- comments on suffering 5 IED blasts.] [Study author Col. Charles HOGUE- comments on the high rate of soldiers with PTSD.] [Vietnam war veteran Tom HARRIMAN- describes his symptoms.] [San Francisco V.A. Medical Center Dr. Charles MARMAR- notes symptoms are less likely in a supportive culture.]
(New York: Anne Thompson) The use of bamboo to make a plethora of products featured. [Panda Snack founder Dearrick KNUPP- comments on bamboo garments.] [Bamboo home and flooring business owner David KNIGHT- describes how the flooring is made.] [University of Washington associate professor Joyce COOPER- notes there are emissions from bringing the bamboo from China.]