This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Chuck Todd) The poll findings examined. [Laid-off trucker Howard BRONNER- comments on Obama’s personality vs. his policies.] [Political independent Kathy DELANOIS- comments on the bailouts for Chrysler and GM.] [Californian Peggy AVILAR- wonders about the budget deficit.] [New York City resident Earl DAVIS- notes the optimism about the economy.] [Virginian Mark RICHARDSON- expresses his view on health care reform.] The findings on Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor and the Republican Party mentioned. The perception of American auto makers discussed.
(Studio: Richard Engel) The crackdown in Iran on communications while the protests over the election continue featured; Internet videos and photos shown of marchers, a ransacked dorm, students being beaten and fired on; details given of the complaint of meddling by President Obama; scenes shown of signs of protest at an Iran vs. South Korea soccer match in Seoul. [NBC News Tehran bureau chief Ali AROUZI††- comments on the ban on filming by reporters filming.] [Secretary of State Hillary CLINTON – speaks about the people’s rights.] [Columbia University Gary SICK†- notes the risk of this running out of control.]
(Studio: Brian Williams; Tehran: Ali Arouzi) The situation in the streets and how long this might go on discussed.
(Los Angeles: George Lewis) The reaction of Iranian expatriates in Los Angeles featured; scenes shown from the Iranian TV network and a demonstration in “Tehrangeles.” [TV producer Sina JAFARI†- says people want to be heard.] [Protestor Mani TURKZADEH†- says he’s doing his part.] [Iranian American Shirona SAGIAN‡- worries about her family members.]
(Studio: Brian Williams, Chuck Todd, Richard Engel) The advice being given to Obama on how to respond and the uncertainty over whether Iran’s supreme leader will allow a new election discussed.
(White House: Savannah Guthrie) President Obama's plan to revamp the regulation of the financial system reviewed; details given about the proposals, including increased power for the Federal Reserve Board and a consumer protection agency. [OBAMA – speaks of the irresponsibility of others and the government’s failure to provide oversight.] [CNBC’s Steve LIESMAN- notes the potential for a more stable banking system and less fraud.] [Representative Eric CANTOR- says the plan will expand the powers of regulators who got us into this mess.] Obama’s order issuing benefits to same-sex partners of some federal employees noted.
(Washington: Tom Costello) The EPA’s declaration of a public health emergency in Libby, Montana, due to asbestos contamination from a mineral mine featured; details given of the acquittal of mine operator W.R. Grace of knowingly exposing residents to asbestos poisoning. [Senator Max BAUCUS- says kids are dying.] [In 2005, Libby resident Merritt DUTTON- wonders how long he’ll live.] [Libby resident Gayla BENEFIELD- reacts to the EPA’s move.] [In 2007, victim Les SKRAMSTAD- says his family is threatened.] [HHS Secretary Kathleen SEBELIUS- says many in Washington have turned a blind eye to the needs of Libby.]
(Los Angeles: Lee Cowan) Healthy food choices offered at baseball stadiums featured; scenes shown from Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, which offers salads, sushi and fruit, and Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, which was voted the most vegan-friendly. [Levy Restaurants Gilbert VERDUGO- says we want fans not to be weighted down.] [2 FANS – comment.] [Aramark executive chef Glenn RICHMOND- says you want to offer something for everyone.] [Dodgers CEO Jamie McCOURT- says it’s not cost-effective.]