This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: Chuck Todd) The findings of a new NBC News poll on President Obama and health care reform reviewed; scenes shown of demonstrations for and against reform; poll numbers cited. [New Yorker Lyle REXLER, Marylander Clarence MILLS, Georgians Michelle MOCKEY, Bill LAKE, Floridian Paulette BRUNO- comment.] The public option issue discussed.
(Washington: Tom Costello) The cost of the public option as part of health care reform examined; details given about President Obama’s proposal to raise taxes on the wealthy and other proposals, including a tax on soda, a tax on extravagant health care and fewer deductions for the wealthy. [Employee Benefit Research Institute CEO Dallas SALISBURY- comments on the proposals.]
(Kabul: Richard Engel) The campaigning by the presidential candidates in Afghanistan featured; scenes shown of Abdullah Abdullah visiting small villages; details given of Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s strategy of courting the powerful, his outreach to the Taliban and the drop in his approval rating. [ABDULLAH – explains why he is on a grass roots campaign.]
(New York: Michelle Franzen) The vulnerability of social networking Websites to hackers featured; statistics on Web attacks cited. [Facebook user Bryan RUTBERG- explains what happened to him.] [MSNBC.com Bob SULLIVAN- notes when you let your guard down you’re an easy target.] [Wired.com John ABELL- offers tips for increasing security.]
(New York: Robert Bazell) The shortage of school nurses in the time of the H1N1/swine flu featured; nurse/student ratios for Utah and Vermont cited. [Nurse Sheila HOLCOMB- comments on her case load among 5 schools.] [National Assn. of School Nurses Sandy DELACK- explains what will happen if there is no nurse.] [St. Francis Preparatory School nurse Mary PAPPAS- comments on dealing with the outbreak at her New York City school.]
(Aspen, Colorado: Lee Cowan) The legal battle over former tennis star-turned-nun Andrea Jaeger’s decision to sell her Silver Lining Ranch for children with terminal cancer featured; scenes shown from the ranch in Aspen, Colorado; details given about neighbors’ objections to the plan to turn the property into a Jewish community center. [Camper “LINDSEY”- comments on making friends.] [JAEGER – says we could provide these programs to more kids if we sold; says our children don’t have the time for a legal battle.] [Chabad Jewish Community Center Rabbi Mendel MINTZ- says it’s a win-win.] [Neighbor Tom REAGAN- says it will change the character and dynamics of the neighborhood.]
(New York: Anne Thompson) Beloit College’s annual mindset list, a survey of this year’s college freshmen, reviewed. [2 STUDENTS – comment on their iPods and cell phones.] [Beloit professor Tom McBRIDE– characterizes today’s freshmen.]