This program is 29 minutes long
(New York: Erin Burnett) Today’s drop in the Stock Market examined; details given on the weakening dollar, high oil costs, GM’s losses and the housing market; energy forecasts noted. [Strategas Research Partners Jason TRENNERT, Cambridge Energy Research Associates Daniel YERGIN- comment on the situation.]
(Islamabad: Richard Engel) Continuing protests in Pakistan against President Pervez Musharraf’s institution of martial law reported; details given President Bush’s phone call to Musharraf demanding that he hold elections; scenes shown of demonstrations in Islamabad. [Several PROTESTORS – comment.] [Former Prime Minister Benazir BHUTTO- says we can save democracy.] [BUSH – reviews the phone call.]
(Washington: David Gregory) Christian Coalition founder Pat Robertson endorsing former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for president, and Senator Sam Brownback endorsing Senator John McCain reported. [ROBERTSON- explains his endorsement.] [GIULIANI- praises Robertson.] [“National Review” Byron YORK- explains the advantage of Robertson’s endorsement.] [BROWNBACK- announces his endorsement.] [NBC News political director Chuck TODD- says division among social conservatives would help Giuliani.]
(Studio: Brian Williams, Tim Russert) Results of the latest NBC/“Wall Street Journal” polls on the candidates discussed.
(Paris, Tennessee: Lee Cowan) Research into the use of microbes to generate green energy featured; details given on how microbes could be used to make ethanol, and a type of grass that is easy to grow and stores a lot of energy; scenes shown from Yellowstone National Park and Paris, Tennessee. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory Martin KELLER, 2 FARMERS, RESEARCHER – comment.]
(No location given: Jack Jacobs) The story of Ted Rubin, who holds the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroic service in the Korean War presented; historical photos and footage shown. [RUBIN– talks about his experiences.] [Friend Leo CORMIER- reads his letter asking for Rubin to get the Medal of Honor.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Profile of Jack Jacobs, who also received the Medal of Honor, posted on the NBC Website noted.