This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The reaction to Obama’s win featured; details given about past recipients. [In Oslo, Norway, Nobel Committee chairman Thorbjoern JAGLAND- says Obama has created a new international climate.] [OBAMA - says he does not view it as a recognition of his own accomplishments.] [“Morning Joe” host Joe SCARBOROUGH, 3 CHICAGOANS, former Vice President Al GORE - react.] [January 20, OBAMA – speaks of engaging with former enemies.] [Former Middle East peace negotiator Aaron David MILLER- says he is facing galactic problems.]
(Studio: Brian Williams; Washington: David Gregory) The selection of Obama, how it reflects on the last administration and the expectations for him discussed.
(White House: Chuck Todd) The debate over war strategy reviewed; photos shown of Obama and his war council; details given about discussions on the enemy and US troop levels. [OBAMA – speaks of his responsibility as commander in chief.] [March 27, OBAMA – notes some Afghans have joined the Taliban because of coercion or for a price.] [Former US envoy to Afghanistan James DOBBINS- notes the difficulty in defining the Taliban; comments on the message to Pakistan.] [NBC military analyst retired Gen. Barry McCAFFREY- says combat operations counterinsurgency is an inexact science.]
(New York: Robert Bazell) The rising number of swine flu cases among children and the concern over the vaccine featured; CDC fatality figures cited; map shown; local newscasts from Chicago, Atlanta and Seattle shown. [CDC’s Dr. Anne SCHUCHAT- compares swine flu deaths to total pediatric influenza deaths for the past 3 years.] [Mothers Lauren CASEY, Theresa CARMODY- offer views on the vaccination.]
(Washington: Tom Costello) NASA's crash landing of a rocket on the moon to send up a plume of dust reviewed; NASA video, animation and photo shown; details given about the implications of finding water. [From “Today,” Matt LAUER; in Colorado, student Louis MILLER- react to what they saw.] [Goddard Space Flight Center James GARVIN- says science colleagues and exploration colleagues are dazzled.] [LCROSS principle investigator Anthony COLAPRETE- states we need to analyze the data.] [University of Colorado at Boulder Doug DUNCAN- notes the importance of exploration.]
(Scottsdale, Arizona: Chris Jansing) Cutbacks to state budgets that are leaving many people without health care coverage featured; map shown of states where minimum wage workers are not qualified for Medicaid. [Home health care aide Robin GETZ- reacts to losing health insurance.] [Georgetown Jocelyn GUYER- notes coverage is out of reach for most families without help from employers.] [Children’s Action Alliance Amy KOBETA- worries that families will be devastated by the health care crisis.]
(Atlanta: Thanh Truong) The free exercise boot camp for Atlanta city employees run by former Marine Joe Smith, who now works as a police detective, featured. [SMITH – says he demands a body and dedication.] [Court worker Jill CARTER – explains why she does it.] [City of Atlanta law department Jeffrey NORMAN- states Smith stays after work free of charge.]