This program is 28 minutes long
(New York: Rehema Ellis) The day's education town hall for teachers featured; statistics on the fall of US students since the 1970s as compared to the other developed nations cited; scenes shown from New York City. [NBC's Brian WILLIAMS - asks if teachers feel under attack.] [Four TEACHERS - speak out about the job.] [Teacher Marisol PENA†- says the teacher's voice has been cut out.]
(Learning Plaza: Lester Holt) Tomorrow's "Today" interview with President Obama about education noted.
(Atlanta: Ron Mott) The response of embattled New Birth Missionary Baptist Church pastor Eddie Long to sex charges featured; details given about gay sex charges from male members of his church. [LONG - says he is not the man portrayed on television.] [Attorney B.J. BERNSTEIN- speaks about Long.] [Two PARISHIONERS - respond.] [The Terrie Williams Agency President Terrie WILLIAMS- says it is about young persons being traumatized.]
(New York: Jeff Rossen) The flooding in the Midwest featured; map shown of Portage, Wisconsin, where the levee is breaking after days of rain in the Midwest; scenes shown of flood damage in several towns.
(White House: Mike Viqueira) The Congressional battle over extending Bush-era tax cuts examined; details given about the White House position on taxes for the rich. [Former President Bill CLINTON - campaigns.] [On "Meet the Press," Representative Chris VAN HOLLEN- comments on the Democrats.] [Representative John BOEHNER- questions the Democrats.] [Speaker of the House Nancy PELOSI - defends inviting comedian Stephen Colbert to Congress.] [On Fox, Representative Steny HOYER- says Colbert's testimony was not appropriate and was an embarrassment.] [American University James THURBER- says the public is angry and frustrated.] President Obama's travels to promote economic recovery noted.
(New York: Tamron Hall) The success in reading and math for the third grade students of Sterling Elementary School in Charlotte, North Carolina, visited; details given about the Strategic Staffing Initiative at the school. [Third grade teacher Kurt THOMPSON†- talks about student Jevon and showing interest in the students' lives.] [Student Jevon DIXON - comments on his grades.] [Principal Nancy GUZMAN††- explains bringing in the best teachers.] [Student's mother Kim MILLER DIXON - talks about her son's progress.]
(Kandahar: Jim Maceda) The US Army efforts to defend a strategic school building in a small town near Kandahar, Afghanistan, featured; scenes shown from the Pir Muhammad school that had been shut down by the Taliban. [Alpha Co. commander Nick SPAUTZ- comments on the mission.]
(Los Angeles: Lee Cowan) The NFL's appeal to young football fans featured; scenes shown of kids playing "NFL Rush Zone" online. [Mini-fans "ADAM," "DeMEAN" - comment on football.] [NFL fan management vice president Peter O'REILLY- talks about the fans.]