This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The war of words over Senator Barack Obama’s description of small town Americans as “bitter” featured; Senator Hillary Clinton’s new campaign ad for Pennsylvania shown; scenes shown of Clinton and Obama drinking beer. [OBAMA – responds to criticism; says he regrets some of the words he chose.] [CLINTON, Senator John McCAIN – criticize Obama.] [To Charlie Rose on November 23, 2004, OBAMA – says they can go out with their friends and hunt.] [NBC News correspondent Lee COWAN – explains the Obama campaign’s reaction to Clinton.] [CLINTON – recounts being taught to shoot a gun.]
(Reagan National Airport, Washington: Tom Costello) The impact on passengers of merger talks between Delta and Northwest airlines and United and Continental airlines featured. The status of American Airlines MD-80 planes updated.
(Washington: Lisa Myers) The polygamous sect compound in Eldorado, Texas, at the center of one of the largest-ever child abuse investigations featured; scenes shown from inside compound buildings; details given about Pentagon contracts for companies, including Western Precision, Inc./NewEra Manufacturing, Inc., owned by church officials. [From deseretnews.com, FLDS mother “MONICA” – says she doesn’t know why they have her children.] [Representative Kay GRANGER- comments on the relationship between polygamous leader Warren Jeffs and company official Wendell Nielsen.] [Private investigator Sam BROWER- comments on funding the sect from church-run businesses.]
(Los Angeles: John Larson) The disappearance of salmon along the West coast featured; statistics cited. [Fisherman Larry COLLINS, San Francisco seafood supplier Bill DAWSON- react to the fish shortage.] [Pacific Fishery Management Council Donald McISAAC- comments on the shutdown of fishing.]
(Salinas, California: Robert Bazell) The safety of produce examined; scenes shown from the Fresh Express lettuce operation in California’s Salinas Valley; details recalled about the E.coli contamination of spinach 2 years ago. [Fresh Express safety director Jim LUGG- explains how lettuce became a risk.] [Christensen and Giannini Farms Dirk GIANNINI- notes contamination could take out your livelihood.]
(Washington: Richard Engel) The elaborate security for the pope’s visit reviewed; scenes shown of the police presence in New York City, Secret Service sniper teams, FBI car bomb tests, gunships on Washington, DC’s Anacostia River, the popemobile; details given about the threat from Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and about the pope’s agenda. [NYPD Sgt. Thomas HORVATH- says our launches have radiation detection equipment.] [NYPD commissioner Raymond KELLY- says New York is the number one target in the country.]
(Bloomington, Indiana: Kevin Tibbles) Freerice.com, a computer game developed by programmer John Breen in which rice is donated to poor countries when players choose correct word definitions, featured. [BREEN – says it doesn’t take time or cost money and you learn a little vocabulary.] [U.N. World Food Program Bettina LUESCHER- talks about world hunger.] [TEACHER, STUDENT – comment on the game.]