This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Natalie Morales) The pope’s visit featured; shown of him with President Bush at Andrews Air Force Base; details given about his agenda in Washington, DC, and New York City. [On the plane, POPE – speaks of the priest sex abuse scandal.]
(New York: Michelle Caruso-Cabrera) The dismal new figures on the economy featured; oil and gas prices and producer price index cited; details given about falling home prices, bankruptcy filings by airlines and retailers and store closings. [Trucker Ricardo VIELA- reacts.] [Mesirow Financial Diane SWONK- describes consumer reaction.]
(Villanova, Pennsylvania: Kelly O’Donnell) Senator John McCain’s speech on the economy on this tax deadline day reviewed; details given of his proposals; campaign ad shown. [McCAIN – supports a gas tax suspension; criticizes Senator Barack Obama’s tax plan.] The continuing controversy over Obama’s comments about bitterness in small towns noted. [OBAMA – says it’s politics.] [Senator Hillary CLINTON – comments on the gender issue.]
(San Angelo, Texas: Don Teague) The response from the mothers of the children taken from the sect compound in Eldorado, Texas, featured; details given about the removal of teenage boys, who were sent to a foster facility. [3 MOTHERS – comment on their children; deny they are captive at the compound.] [Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Marleigh MEISNER- notes some mothers chose to go to a shelter; describes the children’s activities.]
(Studio: Brian Williams; Washington: Pete Williams) Claims that Texas authorities went too far in taking the children discussed.
(Atlanta: Tom Costello) Concern about the merger of Delta and Northwest airlines examined. [Delta CEO Richard ANDERSON- outlines how the new Delta will be better.] [PASSENGER – reacts.] [Minnesota Governor Tim PAWLENTY- warns Northwest against closing its Minneapolis hub.] [Airline industry analyst Ray NEIDL- says ticket prices will have to go up.] [Representative Jerry COSTELLO- says fewer choices means less competition and higher fares.] The possible merger of United and Continental noted.
(Notre Dame, Indiana: Anne Thompson) The pope and his message examined; details recalled of the controversy over his quoting of a text about Islam. [NBC News Vatican analyst George WEIGEL- says perhaps he can challenge us to think beyond the sound bites.] [Georgetown University Father Thomas REESE- comments on the upcoming meeting between Muslim and Catholic scholars.] [Notre Dame University theology professor Larry CUNNINGHAM- comments on the pope’s former image as “God’s Rottweiler.”]
(Boston: Amy Robach) The Rhythm in Action dance program designed to give kids a safe haven from the crime and danger of the streets of Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, featured; scenes and photos shown of the students dancing in Paris and at the White House. [Hyde Square task force Brenda RODRIGUEZ-ANDUJAR- describes the program’s benefits.] [Student Angie ENCARNACION– says it made her grow and want to go to college.]