This program is 28 minutes long
(White House: Chuck Todd) Obama’s call for action featured; details given of the debate over the public option. [In speech today, OBAMA – states folks won’t have to worry about their health care.] [Last night, OBAMA – says there are details to be ironed out.] [Speaker of the House Nancy PELOSI, Senator Harry REID – express views on the public option.] [In meeting today, OBAMA – says he is open to suggestions and ideas from all quarters.] [Senator Jon KYL- comments on Obama’s focus on Democrats.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Capitol: Kelly O’Donnell) The stunning outburst from Representative Joe Wilson, who yelled "you lie" to Obama during his speech, featured; details given of the concern over health care for illegal immigrants. [Today, WILSON – comments on the push for him to apologize.] [Today, OBAMA – says we all make mistakes.] [Representative Eric CANTOR- comments on the lack of decorum.] [Radio host Rush LIMBAUGH – defends Wilson.] [KYL – comments on the immigrant issue.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Live in-studio interview held with MSNBC host/former Representative Joe Scarborough about Wilson’s outburst. [SCARBOROUGH – reacts to Wilson’s heckle and Obama’s response; says it epitomizes how this debate is less about facts and more about emotions.]
(New York: Robert Bazell) Concern that many people will overlook their seasonal flu shots due to the attention on the H1N1/swine flu outbreak featured; scenes shown of Ralph and Mola Carr getting vaccinated; details given of the recommendations for who should get the seasonal influenza vaccine. [AMA Dr. Nancy NIELSEN- urges people not to wait to get the seasonal vaccine until the other vaccine is available.] [Mayo Clinic Dr. Gregory POLAND- notes the special risk for health care workers.] The results of an Australian study on the swine flu vaccine noted.
(New York: Rehema Ellis) The debate over whether radiation from cell phones poses a health risk featured; details given of the data on radiation levels posted online by the Environmental Working Group. [WOMAN – comments.] [Environmental Working Group Jane HOULIHAN- says consumers are interested in whether their cell phones are safe.] [CTIA vice president John WALLS- says we rely on the conclusions of groups such as the American Cancer Society.] [American Cancer Society Dr. Michael THUN- says this kind of radiation would not be thought to cause cancer.]
(Washington: Tom Costello) The problem for firefighters and other first responders from people calling 911 for routine health care issues featured; scenes shown of Washington DC’s Paramedic Engine 10, the busiest fire engine in the country, making house calls; details given of Washington’s idea for offering targeted care for the regular callers. [DC Fire-EMS Capt. David McLAIN- says we have a medic on board.] [DC Fire-EMS Joey KELLER- says there are a lot of stubbed toes, stomach pains and headaches.] [DC Fire-EMS Chief Dennis RUBIN- comments on the early intervention program.]