This program is 29 minutes long
(Bangkok: Ian Williams) The release in Myanmar of Burma's political opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi after 7 years of house arrest featured; scenes shown of the crowds at her house; details given of how she is a symbol of hope against dictatorship and about her hard personal struggle. [Amnesty International Sam ZAIFI- comments on her release.] [In past interview, AUNG San Suu Kyi - says it is not a sacrifice.]
(Yokohama: Lee Cowan) Obama's words about the release of Myanmar's Aung San Soo Kyi and all political prisoners quoted; scenes shown from Japan and the G-20 summit in Seoul, South Korea. Obama's trip to Asia featured; details given about US trade with the region. [OBAMA - talks about today's interconnected world; states he will bring jobs and industries to the US.]
(White House: Mike Viqueira) The coming fight between President Obama and a Republican Congress after the Republicans won the House elections previewed; details given about the political flash points on the agenda: taxes, unemployment benefits and the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. [OBAMA - says we cannot afford bridges to nowhere.] [October 22, OBAMA - speaks about tax cuts.] [Representative John BOEHNER - calls for extending tax rates.] [Progressive Change Campaign Committee Adam GREEN- says we need strength from Obama.] [American University professor James THURBER, Roll Call co-editor Erin BILLINGS- assess Obama's strategy.] [Former Boehner aide Terry HOLT- assesses Boehner's strategy.] The Democrats' creation of a new position for Representative Jim Clyburn as assistant leader noted.
(Studio: Lester Holt) The guests on tomorrow's "Meet the Press" noted.
(Minneapolis: Janel Klein) The impact of the first big unexpected snowfall of the season on Minnesota featured; scenes shown of the snow and from the airport. [Three RESIDENTS, two TRAVELLERS, CAMPER - react.] [The Weather Channel Carl PARKER, voice of Lt. Eric ROESKE- comment on the snowstorm.]
(New Jersey: Lilia Luciano) How Americans are thrift shopping for bargains featured; statistics cited; details given about layaway and grocery store opportunities. [At Goodwill, Latoya MATHEWS, Maryell SULLIVAN, Goodwill Industries Karen MEANS- comment on the store.] [Telsey Advisory Group Dana TELSEY, Aldi Supermarkets president Jason HART, Aldi SHOPPER - comment.]
(No location given: Michelle Kosinski) The corruption charges against Prince Georges County, Maryland, elected officials Jack and Leslie Johnson examined; details given about their phone call about flushing a check and putting cash in her bra. [FBI agent Richard McFEELY- speaks against bribery by public officials.] [Jack JOHNSON - says he is innocent.]
(New York: Ron Allen) The boxing match tonight between Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito previewed; scenes shown from Dallas; details given about Manny's background in the Philippines, where he is now a congressman. [HBO sports analyst Max KELLERMAN- speaks about Pacquiao's boxing abilities.] [PACQUIAO - talks about his reasons for boxing.]
(Olathe, Kansas: Clare Duffy) The story of former used car salesman Terry Franz of Olathe, Kansas, who is known as the "car Santa" for fixing up and giving away donated cars to people in need, presented; scenes shown of Franz all around town. [FRANZ - talks about helping in Kansas City.] [Quadruple amputee Marine Todd NICELY- reacts to getting a van.]