This program is 28 minutes long
(White House: Mike Viqueira) A procedural vote in the Senate to move along health care reform reviewed; details given about the objections of moderate Democrats to the public option. [Senators Harry REID, Mary LANDRIEU, Joseph LIEBERMAN, Ben NELSON, John McCAIN, Sherrod BROWN - offer views on the bill.]
(Studio: Lester Holt; Washington: John Harwood) The politics of the mammogram controversy & health care reform legislation with the hurdle of Democrats opposed to the public option with the possibility of a triggered option discussed.
(New York: Rehema Ellis) A new controversy between the Catholic Church & Representative Pat Kennedy in which he was barred from taking communion due to his public position on abortion featured; statement from Bishop Thomas Tobin about Kennedy quoted; details given about the past problems of Senators Edward Kennedy & John Kerry with the church. [Two PARISHIONERS - comment.] ["Providence Journal" John MULLIGAN- comments on the health care overhaul.] [Woodstock Theological Center Father Thomas REESE- talks about denying communion to pro-choice politicians.]
(London: Stephanie Gosk) Flooding in Britain featured; scenes shown of a bridge collapsing in the Lake District, flood waters, rescue efforts. [Cumbria county council Andrew BUTLER, northwest RESIDENT, carpet shop OWNER, homeowner Peter GIBSON - comment on the rain & flooding.]
(Washington: Tom Costello) The Thanksgiving rush with fewer people flying featured; statistics on air, car train & bus travel & gasoline prices cited. [AirTran Airlines spokesman Christopher WHITE, AAA travel services director Glen MacDONELL, air TRAVELLER, "Travel + Leisure" magazine Niloufar MOTAMED, two MOTORISTS - comment on aspects of travel.]
(Indonesia: Jeff Corwin) The plight of the Sumatran orangutan of Indonesia, where rain forests are being cleared for massive plantations, featured; scenes shown from the forests & of orphaned orangutans in the sanctuary hospital until they can be relocated. [Sumatran Orangutan Quarantine Center overseer Dr. Ian SINGLETON - cites the risk of extinction.]
(Los Angeles: George Lewis) The birth of a daughter to astronaut Randy Bresnik, who is at the International Space Station, featured; scenes shown from space. [Voice of BRESNIK - announces the birth.] [Earlier, BRESNIKS - talk about the baby's timing & their adoption.] [NBC space consultant James OBERG- speaks about the dads in space club.]