This program is 29 minutes long
(Capitol: Kelly O’Donnell) The anger following the passage of the health care bill featured; details given about threats and vandalism aimed at Democrats, including Representatives Gabrielle Giffords, Louise Slaughter and Tom Perriello; scenes shown of vandalized offices. [Representative Steny HOYER, SLAUGHTER – comment.] [Senators Jim WEBB, Tom HARKIN- criticize Republicans.] [Senator Judd GREGG- says the arrogance is palpable.]
(White House: Savannah Guthrie) The political divide over how big government should be examined; scenes shown of a brick that smashed the door of a Democratic Party office and the note attached to it; former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s Twitter message quoted; scenes shown of a TEA Party protest, where demonstrators shouted insults at Congressmembers. [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS – speaks against threats and violence.] [Former Clinton speech writer Jeff SHESOL- says during times of economic stress this argument always explodes.] [Former Alabama Constitutional Militia leader Mike VANDERBOEGH- speaks of rifles pointed at the hearts of anyone who wants to be a tyrant.] [Former White House advisor Karl ROVE- says people have been motivated to get involved in politics.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) The announcement from HHS that it will clarify rules on insurance coverage for children with pre-existing conditions noted.
(New York: Rehema Ellis) The troubling results of the national report card on reading skills examined; details given of criticism of the No Child Left Behind law. [American Institute for Research Mark SCHNEIDER- says we have to keep improving.] [John Muir Middle School Ted DeVIRGILIS- says it’s an obsession with tests.] [Leckie Elementary School principal Jermall WRIGHT- says we target the kids who aren’t reading on grade level.]
(Washington: Diana Olick) Bank of America's test program to help struggling homeowners featured; details given about the conditions. [Bank of America Jack SCHAKETT- comments on the Treasury’s role.] [Housing industry consultant Howard GLASER- says banks have been resisting any kind of principal write-down.] [California HOMEOWNER – says why reward people for bad habits.]
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Last night’s low-key meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama reviewed; photos shown; details given about meetings between Netanyahu and Middle East negotiators George Mitchell and Dennis Ross. [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS – comments on the dispute between the US and Israel.] [Secretary of State Hillary CLINTON – says our goal is the resumption of negotiations.] [NETANYAHU – says Jerusalem is not a settlement, it’s our capital.]
(New York: Mara Schiavocampo) Unemployment among African Americans examined; statistics cited; details given about the recommendations from the National Urban League. [Laid off book editor Rakia CLARK, former elevator maintenance worker Sean BRIGGS, WOMAN – comment.] [National Urban League president Marc MORIAL- says the recession has had a very tough impact.] [Michigan Works Family Services Workforce Blanche SMITH- comments on laying people off and cutting hours.]
(New York: Natalie Morales) The Revolucion Latina program founded by Luis Salgado that offers free singing, dancing and drama lessons to kids featured. [SALGADO - says he got to find who he was because of art; says we are learning it’s possible to make the change we wish to see in the world.] [Students Nathalie BELTRAN, “ELISA,” Taina LANDREN- comment.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) The response to last night’s story about GASP noted.