This program is 28 minutes long
(Kabul: Richard Engel) A controversial decision leaving Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai as president with Abdullah Abdullah pulling out of the runoff while President Obama considers sending in more troops examined; details given about the pressure on the US to act & a statement from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. [Afghanistan Center for Research & Policy Studies Haroun MIR- says the election saga has to end.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(White House: Mike Viqueira) The reaction in Washington to Abdullah's decision to pull out of the race & the process for a new administration strategy in Afghanistan & the status of two gubernatorial races reviewed; scenes shown of Obama's campaign swing with new Jersey Governor Jon Corzine. [OBAMA - asks if the crowd is committed.] Mason-Dixon Poll findings on Bob McDonnell's lead over Creigh Deeds in the Virginia governor's race cited. [NBC News analyst Charlie COOK- recounts the problems for Democrats.] The strange twists in the Congressional race in New York noted. [On "Meet the Press," Obama campaign manager David PLOUFFE- comments on the Republicans.] [Representative David BONIOR - comments on the rebellion.]
(No location given: Lee Cowan) The investigation of the gruesome discovery of six decomposing bodies in the house in Cleveland of sex offender Anthony Sowell featured; scenes shown from outside the house. [Neighbor Melissa TSAU, Cleveland police Lt. Thomas STACHO- comment on Sowell's behavior.] ["Cleveland Plain Dealer" reporter Mark PUENTE. Black on Black Violence Donnie PASTARD- comment on the case.]
(Hawkinsville, Georgia: Ron Mott) The impact of too much rain on farm crops featured; scenes shown from the fields. [Georgia farmer Rodney DAWSON - expresses frustration about his peanut & cotton crops & the farm's future.] [USA chief economist Joe GAUTHIER- speaks about the weather.]
(Detroit: Mara Schiavocampo) Detroit's University Prep High School featured; scenes shown from the public charter school where students are paired with advisers & parent involvement is demanded. [Student Samantha COLE, UPrep founder Doug ROSS, student Antonio WILLIAMS, UPrep advisor Osohe OSAI, "Detroit News" Amber ARELLANO- talk about the school.]
(New York: Mike Taibbi) The story of American Eritrean-born runner Meb Keflezighi, who won the New York Marathon today, presented; scenes from the city streets & Meb photos shown; details given about Meb's family story. [KEFLEZIGHI - talks about the honor of representing the US & dreaming the dream.] [Wife Yordanos KEFLEZIGHI- reacts to her husband's win.]