This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: Mike Viqueira) Obama's work on Capitol Hill on health care reform & questions about Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden featured. [Senator John McCAIN - opposes the administration's behind closed doors approach.] [On "State of the Union," Senator Dianne FEINSTEIN- comments on health care.] [On "State of the Union," national security adviser retired Gen. James JONES- speaks about the whereabouts of bin Laden.] [Secretary of Defense Robert GATES - says we do not know where bin Laden is; comments on Afghanistan.] [Secretary of State Hillary CLINTON - talks about Afghanistan.] [On "This Week," Senator Russ FEINGOLD - comments on Afghanistan.]
(Studio: Lester Holt; Washington: John Harwood) Obama's agenda for the week & the political problems he faces on the domestic front, what he needs to get in a health care program & the president's balancing job on the war in Afghanistan discussed.
(Copenhagen: Anne Thompson) The challenges to the summit on climate change that begins tomorrow in Denmark previewed; details given about the issue of cutting the carbon footprint & reducing global warming; scenes shown from the shrinking Greenland ice sheet that could cause problems for coastal cities in the US like Miami, New York City & New Orleans. [U.N. climate chief Yvo De BOER- says the Himalayan glaciers are disappearing.] [Glaciologist J.P. STEFANSSON- comments on the ice.] [Northern Arizona University professor Abe SPRINGER- talks about water concerns.] The "climategate" scandal in which climate scientists may be massaging the environmental data noted.
(Studio: Lester Holt) A series of special reports on "A Perfect Storm" all this week announced.
(Perugia: Keith Miller) The reaction to the guilty verdict in the murder trial of Amanda Knox in Italy featured; scenes shown from the Perugia court & the prison; details given about the appeals process that will focus on the DNA evidence, about the investigation of the prosecutor & what Knox initially said to the police. [Amanda's father Curt KNOX- comments on the appeals process.] [Perugia WOMAN - backs the verdict.]
(Los Angeles: Miguel ALmaguer) The impact of the jobs problem in southern California featured. [Jobless Jerry MARTINEZ - outlines his frustrating problem in finding a job.] [W Hotel general manager Jim McPARTLAND - talks about the company job applicants.] [Newly hired Carlin HOCK- comments]
(London: Mike Taibbi) The photographs taken by an orangutan at the Vienna, Austria, zoo featured; scenes shown from the Schoenbrunn Zoo; details given about the star system at various zoos like the pandas in Washington, DC, Knut, the polar bear in Berlin & the painting elephant in Thailand. [Schoenbrunn Zoo deputy director Dr. Harald SCHWAMMER- talks about the public's interest.] [Two zoo VISITORS - comment.]