This program is 28 minutes long
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Senator Hillary Clinton’s campaign after her victories over Senator Barack Obama in Texas and Ohio featured; scenes shown of Clinton arriving home and on the morning talk shows; her “3 AM phone call” ad shown. [CLINTON – comments on the possibility of Obama as her running mate; thanks supporters.] [Clinton campaign manager Terry McAULIFFE, Speaker of the House Nancy PELOSI – comment on the battle for superdelegates.] [Deputy communications director Phil SINGER, spokesman Jay CARSON- comment on shaving their heads after Clinton’s wins.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Obama’s lead in delegates noted.
(Chicago: Lee Cowan) Obama’s campaign updated; details given of his criticism of the press and the issue of Clinton’s tax returns. [On a plane, OBAMA – says the kitchen sink strategy had some impact.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) President Bush shown dancing on the north portico of the White House while he waited for Senator John McCain to arrive.
(White House: Kelly O’Donnell) McCain’s emergence as the presumptive Republican nominee featured; scenes shown of him with Bush at the White House; “Campaign to Defend America” anti-Bush/anti-McCain ad shown; details given about his early campaign struggles. [BUSH - praises McCain.] [McCAIN - reacts to Bush's endorsement; comments on the search for a running mate.] [Opponent Mike HUCKABEE – says we played until we were outright beat.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Live interview held with NBC News political director Chuck Todd about the ongoing Democratic race. [From Washington, TODD – comments on the upcoming Pennsylvania primary; cites the delegate count.]
(Studio: Brian Williams; Washington: Tim Russert) The standoff over the Florida and Michigan primaries and a possible dream ticket with both Clinton and Obama discussed.
(Studio: Rehema Ellis) An Urban League report focusing on black women reviewed; statistics on employment, income, mortgages and business ownership cited. [Single mom Alinda HARRIS, business owner Amber O’NEIL- comment.] [Urban League president Marc MORIAL- cites areas of disparity.]
(Page, Arizona: John Larson) The experimental flooding of the Colorado River in Arizona to help protect the canyon featured; scenes shown of water surging through the Glen Canyon dam; details given about the changes to the ecosystem after the dam was built and the effort to rebuild the sandbars. [USGS Andrea ALPINE- says this is the experiment of a lifetime.] [Grand Canyon Trust Nikolai LASH- says we need more high flows more regularly.]
(Caracas: Mark Potter) The tension between Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador updated; scenes shown.
(Beijing: Mark Mullen) The quest of 6 blind Tibetan students to climb Mt. Everest featured; excerpts shown from the documentary “Blindsight”; scenes shown of the teens with their teacher, Sabriye Tenberken, and guide, Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind man to summit the mountain. [WEIHENMAYER – comments on confronting adversity.] [TENBERKEN – comments on the trip.]