This program is 28 minutes long
(White House: Savannah Guthrie) The White House assessment of the economic numbers featured; scenes shown of President Obama checking out a Chevy hybrid car in Michigan; details given about the status of the auto industry’s bailout and the slowing of consumer spending. [OBAMA – says all 3 US auto makers are operating at a profit.] [Mesirow Financial chief economist Diane SWONK- notes we should be seeing greater growth.] [Economic Cycle Research Institute Lakshman ACHUTHAN- notes businesses are scared.]
(Kandahar: Jim Maceda) The mission of the Strike Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division in Afghanistan featured; scenes shown of fighting in Kandahar's Zharay District and a memorial ceremony for Sgt. John Jarrell and medic Michael Winters. [Army Sgt. Greg LUCAS- comments on being ambushed by the Taliban.] [1-502 Strike Brigade Sgt. Edward BILBO- comments on bonding.] [1-502 Strike Brigade Lt. Col. Johnny DAVIS- comments on casualties from hitting an IED.] [Pfc. Adam WAGNER- comments on the mission.]
(Studio: Ann Curry) Program note.
(Grand Isle, Louisiana: Lisa Myers) The impact of the chemical dispersants used by BP to break up the oil examined; scenes shown of a morgue for dead dolphins and sea turtles; details given of a warning about the risks to marine life and human health and the position of COREXIT maker Nalco. [Institute for Marine Mammal Studies Megan BROADWAY- worries about the dolphins.] [Toxicologist Joe GRIFFITH- says the dispersed oil is more likely to be toxic than the crude oil itself.] [Toxicologist William SAWYER- says we have evidence that the dispersant has increased the toxicity from the spill.]
(Capitol: Kelly O’Donnell) The intense debate in the House over a bill to pay for medical expenses for first responders at Ground Zero in New York City featured; scenes shown of the outburst by Representative Anthony Weiner; details given of the fight over Democrats denying Republicans a chance to offer amendments because they want to add a ban on health care for illegal immigrants. [Representative Peter KING – says the majority party is petrified of having to face a vote on illegal immigration.] [WEINER – shouts.]
(Rhinebeck, New York: Rehema Ellis) The activity in Rhinebeck, New York before Chelsea Clinton’s wedding to Marc Mezvinsky featured; scenes shown of former President Bill Clinton in town.
(St. Louis: Ron Allen) A visit with some of the Haitian orphans adopted by Americans after the earthquake presented; details given about Missy and Mike Wilson of Nashville, who adopted Tia and her best friend Naika; scenes shown of some of the children at a reunion with their parents in St. Louis. [Adoptive parents the WILSONS, Dawn SHELTON, Craig ROUVIERE- talk about the kids and their progress.]