This program is 29 minutes long
(London: Chuck Todd) The G-20 economic summit in London reviewed; details given about the agreement to invest in the International Monetary Fund and various pledges. [President OBAMA – says there will be a turning point in our global economic recovery; explains why the G-20 is important to the US; talks about restoring America’s standing in the world.] [Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph STIGLITZ- says these meetings are important to establish good will.]
(London: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(London: Dawna Friesen) The overwhelming response in London to First Lady Michelle Obama featured; scenes shown of crowds waiting for her arrival and her visit to a girls' school. [OBAMA – praises the girls; talks about her background; promotes education; shares what she learned from the men in her life.] [Student Gabrielle WATTS- comments on Michelle as a role model.]
(Miami: Mark Potter) The arrest in Mexico City of Juarez drug cartel leader Vicente Carrillo Leyva featured; details given about the war between the Juarez and Sinaloa cartels for control of smuggling routes and the role of Carrillo Leyva’s family in the cartel; photos shown of his uncle and father; statement from the US embassy quoted.
(New York: Robert Bazell) An experimental surgery for treating epilepsy by implanting an electrical pacemaker in the brain featured. [Patient Emily BEAUREGARD- comments.] [NY-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Dr. Robert GOODMAN- comments on the surgery.] [Columbia University Medical Center Dr. Lawrence HIRSCH- shows the device that is implanted in the skull.]
(London: Brian Williams, Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell, Maria Bartiromo) President Obama’s role in the G-20 summit in London, the economic impact of the summit, and the political posturing of the world leaders discussed.
(Boston: Peter Alexander) Cutbacks by the staff at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to prevent their colleagues from being laid off featured. [Nurse practitioner Carlotta VACHON, NURSE – comment on helping.] [Beth Israel Paul LEVY- comments on the efforts to help the workers who make the least.] [Food service worker Emsley CLARK- reacts.]