This program is 29 minutes long
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The massive leak of US military secrets by the website WikiLeaks about the war in Iraq examined; details given of the revelations about torture by Iraqi forces, civilian deaths and the exposure of Iraqi informants. The reaction from the Pentagon discussed.
(Chicago: Brian Williams; Washington: Chuck Todd) The reaction from the White House and the historical nature of the leak discussed.
(Washington: Chuck Todd) The campaigning in the final days before the midterm elections reviewed; scenes shown of Rudolph Giuliani campaigning in Pennsylvania for Senate candidate Pat Toomey and President Obama campaigning in California for Senator Barbara Boxer; findings of an NBC News/"Wall Street Journal" poll on views of the government cited. [GUILIANI; at USC, OBAMA; in Maryland, former President Bill CLINTON; in Nevada, Newt GINGRICH – campaign.] [Pennsylvania Republican voter Al HENRYSON, California Democratic voter Pilar PUNZALAN- express views.]
(Chicago: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Chicago: John Yang) The nasty Senate race in Illinois between Alexi Giannoulias and Mark Kirk featured; campaign ads shown; scenes shown from their debate. [3 VOTERS – comment.] [KIRK, GIANNOULIAS – criticize each other.]
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The fallout for NPR after the firing of Juan Williams for his comments about Muslims featured; NPR’s Ombudsman and Tweet from former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin quoted; details given about threats to cut off funding for public broadcasting. [WILLIAMS – says the orthodoxy at NPR is unbelievable.] [“USA Today” Susan PAGE, “The View”’s Whoopi GOLDBERG- react.] [Representative Darrell ISSA- questions funding public broadcasting.]
(Brooklyn, New York: Robert Bazell) A CDC report predicting a massive increase on the number of Americans with diabetes reviewed; projection cited.
(Ashburn, Virginia: Ann Curry) The account from former NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe, who survived the plane crash in Alaska that killed former Senator Ted Stevens, presented; scenes shown from the crash site. [O’KEEFE – describes what happened when the plane crashed; comments on Stevens’s death; talks about his concern about his son, Kevin.]
(Chicago: Kevin Tibbles) The Culture of Calm program in Chicago’s schools in which at-risk kids are paired with mentors and streets are monitored featured; scenes shown from Farragut Career Academy; statistics on students shot and killed in Chicago last year cited. [Farragut principal Theresa PLASCENCIA- says they can dream here.] [Chicago school board CEO Rob HUBERMAN- explains the program aimed at reducing the cycle of violence.] [In shadow, STUDENT – talks about the help from his mentor.] [Mentor Tony CHAIDEZ- says this young man is headed to college.]