This program is 28 minutes long
(Tehran: Ali Arouzi) The warning from Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei against further protests over the presidential election featured; scenes shown from Tehran University, where Khamenei supported President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s win and accused the US, Britain and foreign media of stirring up unrest.
(Studio: Richard Engel) Continuing support for opposition leader Mir Hussein Moussavi despite the government’s crackdown featured; Twitter messages quoted; details given about the plans for a rally tomorrow and Khamenei’s power. [Center for Arab and Iranian Studies Mehrdad KHONSARI- says an Iranian version of Tiananmen Square is on the cards.] [Harvard University Belfer Center Nicholas BURNS- worries that the ayatollah’s speech was a call to arms.] Support for the opposition within the Iranian government discussed.
(Studio: Lester Holt; Washington: David Gregory) Congressional condemnation of the Iranian government’s crackdown, President Obama’s response and the status of US efforts toward a dialog on Iran’s nuclear program discussed.
(Chicago: Kevin Tibbles) The impact of the severe weather reviewed; scenes shown of sparks from a power line in Columbus, dark skies over Chicago and hail; details given about power outages and flight disruptions. [Agriculture analyst Larry STECKLINE- notes the impact of the wet weather on wheat crops.] [The Weather Channel’s Alexandra STEELE- gives the forecast.] Some welcome rain in Seattle and continuing heat in the South noted.
(White House: Chuck Todd) President Obama’s message on fatherhood reviewed; taped excerpt from his book, “Dreams from My Father,” quoted. [OBAMA – tells young men they can be there for their child and it’s not bad to wait to have one; speaks of growing up without a dad.] [NBA player Etan THOMAS- says he grew up with a single parent.] [“Ebony” magazine Kevin CHAPPELL- comments on the images of Obama with his family as a message to African Americans.]
(New York: Robert Bazell) Nestlé’s recall of Toll House cookie dough linked to E.coli bacteria featured. The source of the contamination discussed.
(Houston: Janet Shamlian) The shortage of American-made SUVs examined; details given of the drop in production. [River Oaks Chrysler Jeep Alan HELFMAN- comments on his scramble to meet the demand.] [National Auto Dealers Assn. chief economist Paul TAYLOR- notes the shortages are generally in “truck country.”] [Car buyer Paul BENDER- states he didn’t want to buy a Chinese-made Hummer.] [CNBC’s Phil LeBEAU- says this is the new normal for the auto industry.] [Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford Brian HUTH- asks for patience.]
(Miami: Mike Taibbi) The Shake-A-Leg water sports program founded by Harry Horgan for physically and developmentally challenged people featured; scenes shown from Miami’s Biscayne Bay of participants Miguel Caballero and Corey Hirschoff. [Mother Maria CABALLERO, Corey’s FATHER - comment.] [HORGAN – says your disability is left on the docks.] [Participant Stephanie TINOKO- comments on Harry.]