This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Tom Costello) The hearings on the outbreak linked to 2 Iowa farms reviewed; details given about violations involving Wright County Farms owner Austin “Jack” DeCoster; photos shown from inside DeCoster’s farm. [DeCOSTER - apologizes.] [Representative Henry WAXMAN – says you are refusing to take responsibility.] [Hillandale Farms CEO Orland BETHEL- declines to answer.] [Salmonella victims Sarah LEWIS, Carol LOBOTO- describe their illness.] [FDA deputy commissioner Dr. Joshua SHARFSTEIN- says we didn’t have the standards against which we could inspect.]
(Studio: Andrea Mitchell) Journalist Bob Woodward’s book "Obama's Wars," about the debate within President Obama's administration over the war in Afghanistan, examined; excerpts quoted; details given about the infighting among Obama’s advisors and the dependence on the unreliable Afghan President Hamid Karzai. [December 1, 2009, OBAMA – says the review has allowed him to ask the hard questions.] [Presidential historian Michael BESCHLOSS- states this conflict makes the best strategy.] Conservative critic Liz Cheney’s criticism of Obama’s belief that he can absorb a terrorist attack noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams, Savannah Guthrie, Andrea Mitchell) Obama’s agenda for the meeting of the U.N. General Assembly, the White House reaction to Woodward’s book, and the issue of inviting a journalist to national security deliberations discussed.
(Anchorage: Lee Cowan) Incumbent Alaskan Senator Lisa Murkowski’s decision to run as a write-in candidate after losing the Republican primary to Tea Party candidate Joe Miller featured; political ad featuring former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin shown. [MURKOWSKI – says she is not splitting the ticket.] [“Anchorage Daily News” Michael CAREY- says Miller painted her as too liberal for Alaska.] [MILLER – responds to Murkowski calling his views extreme.] [Republican pollster Dave DITTMAN- comments on Murkowski’s decision.]
(San Francisco: Robert Bazell) The problems for cancer patients who cannot afford the lifesaving drug Gleevec examined; details given about the program from drug maker Novartis to help people pay. [University of California San Francisco Medical Center Dr. Alan VENOOK- says patients are embarrassed to say they can’t pay for their medication.] [Patient Holly REID- comments.]
(New York: Rehema Ellis) The documentary “Waiting for Superman” about the struggle to get kids out of failing neighborhood schools and into charter schools, where entrance is tied to a lottery, reviewed; excerpts shown. [Director Davis GUGGENHEIM- says the idea that his kids were having a great education but the kids in his neighborhood were not haunted him; explains why people should care.] [American Federation of Teachers Randi WEINGARTEN- says not one public school was pictured in this film.] [Excellent Education for Everyone Derrell BRADFORD- notes the movie may spark change.]