This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Chuck Todd) The findings of the latest NBC News/"Wall Street Journal" poll examined; findings on President Obama, health care reform, Afghanistan and political division cited; details given about the decline in Obama’s popularity and public pessimism; footage shown from Obama’s inauguration and of him speaking on various issues.
(Copenhagen: Anne Thompson) The messy climate conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, updated; scenes shown of protestors clashing with police outside and a demonstration; details given about the resignation of the conference leader, the lack of agreement, the US pledge to stop the destruction of tropical forests in developing countries. [Canadian protestor Matt HAMMER- describes what the police.] [U.N. Foundation and The Better World Foundation president Tim WIRTH- comments on President Obama’s arrival on Friday.]
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) A Brazilian court's ruling that Sean Goldman must be returned to his American father David Goldman after a 5-year custody fight featured; photos shown; details given about the Goldmans’ ordeal and about international child custody cases. [D. GOLDMAN – says he has one vision: to bring him back.] [Representative Chris SMITH- criticizes Brazil’s legal system.] [With Meredith Vieira, President OBAMA – comments on the case.] [Former State Department official Bernard ARONSON- says the system for returning these children to the US is broken.]
(Washington: Tom Costello) The investigation into the Northwest Airlines Flight 188 that overshot the Minneapolis airport in October updated; details given about failed communication between air traffic controllers and the fact that the flight crew was on a Canadian air channel; statement from Capt. Timothy Cheney quoted.
(Chicago: John Yang) The problem of undercounting minorities, especially African Americans and Hispanics, featured; details given about how census information is used and the impact of the 2000 undercount; PSA shown. [Chicago Family Health Center CEO Warren BRODINE- notes the importance of capturing every person eligible for health care services.] [National Newspaper Publishers Assn. president Danny BAKEWELL- says what happens will haunt us or benefit us for the next 50 years.] [Northwestern University John MARQUEZ- comments on mistrust among immigrant workers.]
(Kendallville, Indiana: Robert Bazell) The concerns of the unemployed about the expiration of COBRA insurance benefits featured; scenes shown from Kendallville, Indiana. [Unemployed Darwin MOORE- comments on losing his job after having an aneurism; worries about his family.] [Darwin’s wife Laura MOORE- notes Darwin is uninsurable with his pre-existing condition.]
(Chicago: Kevin Tibbles) How Rudolph, a dachshund who is blind and deaf due to overbreeding, is making a difference by teaching children about compassion and empathy, featured; scenes shown of Rudolph visiting Conant Elementary School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and owner Marcia Fishman with her book “Rudolph’s Nose Knows.” [FISHMAN - says this throwaway dog probably had a good use in life; speaks of touching kids.] [Teacher Marnie DIEM- says powerful lessons come in small packages.] [3 STUDENTS – explain what Rudolph Marcia and Rudolph taught them.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Tomorrow’s segment previewed.