This program is 29 minutes long
(Chicago: Lee Cowan) The race between Obama and Clinton reviewed; scenes shown from an Obama rally in Houston; details given of Clinton’s loss of some white supporters, new union endorsements for Obama and the stir over remarks from Michelle Obama. [NBC News political director Chuck TODD- says Obama could start looking inevitable.] [Monday, M. OBAMA – says for the first time in her adult life she is proud of her country...] [Today, M. OBAMA – clarifies her statement.] [CLINTON – campaigns.] [Former President Bill CLINTON - says if voters don’t deliver Texas and Ohio, she can’t be the nominee.] The size of Obama’s crowds noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Toledo, Ohio: Kelly O’Donnell) Senator John McCain’s increasing pressure on Obama featured; scenes shown of him at an Ohio dairy farm. [McCAIN – criticizes Obama.]
(Studio: Brian Williams; Washington: Tim Russert) Obama’s victory in Wisconsin and the implications for Clinton’s campaign discussed.
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The Navy’s plan to fire a missile from a ship to shoot a falling spy satellite containing toxic fuel from the sky featured; scenes shown of the USS Lake Erie in the Pacific Ocean; animation shown; details given of claims the military wants to destroy the spy gear. [Joint Chiefs vice chairman Gen. James CARTWRIGHT- notes the hydrazine fuel could be deadly.] [Space policy expert John PIKE- notes the Chinese or Russians won’t be able to learn anything from the destroyed satellite.]
(Durham, North Carolina: Robert Bazell) Studies linking the heart surgery drug Trasylol to an increased death rate examined; details given of the lawsuit against drug maker Bayer; statement from Bayer quoted. [Duke University Dr. Andrew SHAW- comments on the drug and its effects.] [Heart patient Jerlene STEPTOE- comments on needing dialysis.]
(Philadelphia: Nancy Snyderman) Long-term difficulties for preemies featured; scenes shown of the 4th birthday party for Kayla English, who was born 4 months early; ultrasound images of unborn babies shown; details given of the known risk factors for premature birth and the benefits of folic acid. [Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Dr. Phyllis DENNERY- says it’s a baby that has less ability to deal with the outside environment.] [Mom Kish TAYLOR-ENGLISH- says Kayla will have to work harder.]
(Columbus, Ohio: John Yang) The importance of the Ohio primary for Democratic presidential candidates Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama examined; details given of the battle over working class males and Ohio’s economic troubles. [Former GM worker Jim HOPPER, auto worker Tom KNOTTS, SEIU member Russ KAMIN- comment on jobs and the candidates.] [Ohio State University political scientist Paul BECK- says it’s come down to a fight over blue collar workers.]
(Chattanooga: Martin Savidge) The dispute over Georgia’s proposal to move the state line into Tennessee in order to siphon water from the Tennessee River featured; details given about the controversy over the original 1818 survey by James Camak. [Georgia senator David SHAFER- says Tennessee has been reluctant to cooperate.] [Land surveyor Bart CRATTIE- comments on Camak’s survey.] [Chattanooga Mayor Ron LITTLEFIELD- says shifting the line would affect thousands of people.] [East Ridge, Tennessee, resident Gena CRITTENDEN- opposes living in Georgia.] [Tennessee senator Andy BERKE- jokes about settling it over a game of college football.]