This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The demand from Justice Thomas’s wife Virginia Thomas for an apology from Hill featured; footage shown of the 1991 confirmation hearing; V. Thomas’s voice mail message quoted; details given about V. Thomas’s Tea Party activism. [HILL – says she has no comment.] [Brandeis University spokesman Andrew GULLY- says Hill thought it may have been a prank.] [Former Hill attorney Charles OGLETREE- says it made no sense.] [In 1991, C. THOMAS – says it is a high tech lynching for uppity blacks.] ["New York Times" managing editor Jill ABRAMSON- comments on the timing of Thomas’s call.]
(London: Stephanie Gosk) Sweeping budget cutbacks in Britain examined; details given about what was cut; scenes shown of a protest. [Prime Minister David CAMERON- says we are not doing this because we want to.] [ITN chief foreign editor Bill NEELEY- says our image has been diminished and we are managing decline.] [RAF fighter PILOT – questions Cameron about facing unemployment.] [Work Foundation vice chairman Will HUTTON- says no advanced country has taken this much out this quickly.] Clashes in France and Greece over budget issues noted; scenes shown.
(Washington: Chuck Todd) The campaigning before the midterm elections updated; details given about President Obama’s campaign strategy and views on his health care law; poll findings cited. [Vice President Joe BIDEN – campaigns for Senator Harry Reid.] [In debates, South Carolina gubernatorial candidate Nikki HALEY, Georgia gubernatorial candidate Roy BARNES- criticize the health care bill.] [Florida Senate candidate Marco RUBIO- says he wants to repeal and replace Obamacare.] [In debate, RUBIO, opponents Kendrick MEEK, Charlie CRIST- offer views on health care reform.]
(Tuxedo Park, New York: Scott Cohn) Concerns about the safety of the Remington 700 rifle examined; videos of Portland, Maine police snipers and US border patrol agents having problems with their guns shown; details given about the death of 9-year-old Gus Barber, the long history of safety concerns and Remington’s decision not to recall the guns. [Expert witness Jack BELK- says a gun should not fire without the trigger being pulled.] [Father Rich BARBER- comments.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Program Note.
(Tangier, Virginia: Ron Mott) The story of Virginia’s Dr. David Nichols, who has flown himself on his day off to Tangier Island to provide medical care and is now fighting cancer, presented; scenes shown of the new David B. Nichols Heath Center. [Physician’s assistant Inez PRUITT, Mayor James ESKRIDGE, PATIENT - comment on Nichols.] [NICHOLS – says it was a gap that needed to be filled; comments on his cancer; thanks Tangier for letting them into his life.] [Real estate developer Jimmie CARTER- comments on the health center.]