This program is 29 minutes long
(Capitol: Kelly O’Donnell) Calls from Congressmembers for Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner to resign featured. [At hearing, Representative Kevin BRADY- asks Geithner to step down.] [From MSNBC last night, Representative Peter DeFAZIO- says we need a new economic team that cares about Main Street more than Wall Street.] [Senator Charles SCHUMER, Representative Michael BURGESS- criticize Geithner.] [GEITHNER – blames President George Bush’s administration; says the economy is stronger today.] President Obama shown on his return from Asia.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles: George Lewis) Protests by students in California against a hike in college fees featured; scenes shown from the UCLA campus in Los Angeles of demonstrations outside and inside the meeting room; statistics on average college costs cited. [University of California president Mark YUDOF- says we have furloughs, layoffs, unhappy students.] [2 STUDENTS – comment.]
(Reagan National Airport: Tom Costello) The travel nightmare caused by a glitch in the FAA’s computer flight plan system featured; maps of flight delays shown.
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The Senate hearing on the shootings at Ft. Hood, Texas reviewed; details given of questions about how the Army missed signals about shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan; memo about Hasan from a Walter Reed psychiatrist quoted. [Senator Susan COLLINS- says there were warning signs & red flags galore.] [Former homeland security advisor Frances TOWNSEND- comments on the failure to question Hasan about his e-mails to radical imam Anwar al-Awlaki.] [Senator John McCAIN, former Vice Chief of Staff retired Gen. Jack KEANE– comment on the role of political correctness.] [Secretary of Defense Robert GATES – says all that is left is to prevent similar tragedies.]
(Studio: Nancy Snyderman) The reaction to the mixed messages about breast cancer screening featured; footage shown from a 1997 NBC report on mammography; yesterday’s statement from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius quoted. [St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Dr. Rand STACK- says it’s going to cost women’s lives.] [On the street, 2 WOMEN – react.] [Representative Marsha BLACKBURN- talks about moving toward rationing.] [National Women’s Health Network Cindy PEARSON- supports the new guidelines.] [Center for Medical Consumers Maryann NAPOLI- says Sebelius distanced herself to save health care reform.] [Waiting for a mammogram, WOMAN – says it’s confusing.]
(New York: Robert Bazell) A new report showing that the highest concentration of obesity and diabetes is in Appalachia and the Deep South reviewed; map shown with statistics. [Jewish Hospital and St. Mary's HealthCare Dr. O'tayo LALUDE- notes the connection between being poor, eating and exercising.] [Patient Charlie JOHNSON – quotes his mother.]
(Greenland ice sheet: Anne Thompson) The study of the ice in Greenland to learn about the Earth’s climate history featured; scenes shown of the giant drill and the lab below ground. [Researcher Kaitlin KEEGAN- describes what can be seen in the ice cores.] [Project leader Dorthe DAHL-JENSEN- comments on the temperature warming.]