This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Senator Hillary Clinton’s vow to stay in the presidential race despite increasing pressure for her to drop out featured; details given about her personal loans to her campaign. [In North Carolina, CLINTON – campaigns.] [Senator Barack OBAMA – thanks North Carolina voters.] [To NBC’s Ron Allen, CLINTON – comments on her lack of support from African Americans.] [Obama communications director Robert GIBBS- calls Clinton’s gas tax holiday a silly gimmick.] Remarks from superdelegate Senator Diane Feinstein noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams; Washington: Tim Russert) The challenge for Clinton, what the candidates need to do to be nominated and the issue of the Michigan & Florida delegates discussed; white boards shown.
(Studio: Brian Williams, Kelly O’Donnell) McCain’s campaign discussed.
(Bangkok: Ian Williams) The looming humanitarian crisis in Myanmar with the refusal of the ruling generals to allow aid workers in featured; scenes shown of refugees, wrecked villages in the Irrawaddy Delta, US Navy ships ready to help; details given of suspicion & anger toward the military. [Voice of US Charge d’Affaires Shari VILLAROSA- cites the death estimate in the delta area; says they are paranoid about the US.] [World Food Program Paul RISLEY- says they have been reluctant to allow experienced emergency response people in.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Information on how to help on the NBC Website noted.
(Brattleboro, Vermont: Mike Taibbi) The support in Brattleboro, Vermont, for 2 family-owned hardware stores by residents who opposed the arrival of Home Depot, which is closing, featured. [Brown & Roberts Ace Hardware Robert PUTNAM- says the customers were more against Home Depot than we were.] [Fireside True-Value Hardware Brenda ST. JOHN- comments on her customers.] [Residents John MORSE, MAN - comment.] [Fireside True Value Glen ST. JOHN- says we outlasted the big box store.]
(Baghdad: Richard Engel) The efforts of Mehdi al-Mousifi, who is known as the Mother Teresa of Baghdad, to help displaced families in Iraq featured; scenes shown from Baghdad of Mousifi delivering aid she collects from charities & the US military; U.N. statistics on war refugees cited.
(Irvine, California: Robert Bazell) The benefits of t'ai chi for the body featured; details given about Dr. Shin Lin’s studies at the University of California at Irvine; diagrams and scenes shown. [LIN – recounts the origin of t’ai chi; notes blood flow increases with the mind-body exercise.]