This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: Mike Viqueira) President Obama's work on a new economic proposal & on urging the Senate to move on health care reform featured; scenes shown of a Senate session on the health care bill; details given about economic proposals. [Senators Dick DURBIN, Mitch McCONNELL - offer views on health care.] [In weekly address, OBAMA - says a good trend is not enough.] [ANALYST - comments on the economy.] The ethical cloud over Senator Max Baucus about a job for his girlfriend Melodee Hanes outlined.
(New York: Michelle Franzen) The snowstorm systems along the East Coast & in Texas featured; scenes shown of snow in Houston & elsewhere; details given about the El Niño pattern. [The Weather Channel Mike SEIDEL, Houston MAN, southern MAN - comment on the snowfall.] [NBC meteorologist Bill KARINS- talks about the lack of snow in Rochester.]
(Perugia: Keith Miller) The reaction to the guilty verdict in the murder trial of Amanda Knox in Italy featured; scenes shown from the streets outside the courthouse in Perugia; details given about the Italian justice system & the prosecution's theory of the murder of Meredith Kercher. [Knox parent Edda MELLAS & Curt KNOX, victim's father Lyle KERCHER- react to the jury verdict.]
(On Kandahar airfield, southern Afghanistan: Jim Maceda) The preparations at the Kandahar airfield for the US/NATO troops fighting in Afghanistan & for the new surge of troops featured; scenes shown of buildings, water supplies, kitchens, waste facilities. [Builder Abdel SAID, Col. Paul EDDINGER - talk about the facilities.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) Further coverage of Afghanistan on "Meet the Press" noted.
(No location given: Miguel Almaguer) The availability of jobs in North Dakota in the fields of health care, energy, I-T, construction & manufacturing featured; scenes shown from Bismarck. [Moving, The SHELTONS, North Dakota chamber of commerce Sarah JOHNSON, Peacock Alley Restaurant owner Mary BARBERIE, moving, Mr TAYLOR - talk about jobs in the state.]
(Lockport, Illinois: Peter Alexander) The threat of the Asian carp to the Great Lakes ecosystem featured; scenes shown of this flying predatory fish; details given of Illinois systems designed to stop the advance of the carp. [Illinois department of natural resources assistant director John ROGNER, University of Notre Dame biologist David LODGE- comment on the carp threat.] [Charter boat Capt. Al SCALECKI- says the fish can devastate the fishing industry.]
(Miami: Mark Potter) The story of Katie Christie, who started Voices United 20 years ago to promote cultural understanding, featured; scenes shown from a Miami school for the arts & student workshops. [CHRISTIE, Voices United alumnus Sal RICHARDSON, cast member Mina SAJA- talk about the art program.]