This program is 29 minutes long
(Capitol: Kelly O’Donnell) The new divided government featured; scenes shown of Boehner outside his home, the swearing-in of new House members, their families, former Vice President Dan Quayle with his son Ben, Vice President Joe Biden swearing in new Senators, Senator Barbara Mikulski being recognized as the longest serving female senator. [PELOSI – welcomes Boehner.] [BOEHNER – says he is but the caretaker of the gavel.]
(Washington: Brian Williams) Tomorrow’s exclusive interview with Boehner noted.
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The agenda of Representative Darrel Issa, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, outlined; details given about what he plans to investigate and his plan to ask National Security Advisor Tom Donilon to testify. [On the radio with Rush Limbaugh in October 2010, ISSA- says President Obama is one of the most corrupt presidents in modern times.] [Today, ISSA – says the president wants to get along with him.] [Representative Elijah CUMMINGS- comments on Issa seeking input from lobbyists.] [Former White House press secretary Dee Dee MYERS- comments on the legality of a subpoena.] [Republican strategist Vin WEBER- says the biggest pitfall would be if these investigations are perceived as witch hunts.]
(Washington: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(White House: Savannah Guthrie) Staff changes at the White House featured; details given about Obama’s meeting with Bill Daley, who is being considered to be the new chief of staff, the departure of press secretary Robert Gibbs and the likely replacement of economic adviser Larry Summers with Gene Sperling. [GIBBS – speaks of new voices.]
(Washington: Brian Williams, David Gregory, Chuck Todd) Boehner’s conciliatory tone today that will end soon and how Daley might change things discussed.
(Washington: Anne Thompson) The commission’s findings examined; details given about bad decisions on the Deepwater Horizon rig, the misreading of the test on the well and the conclusion that BP, Transocean and Halliburton all bear responsibility. [Commission co-chair William REILLY- says 3 companies had very severe problems and they probably have them elsewhere.]
(New York: Mike Taibbi) The debate over editing Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" examined; details given about the replacement of the "n" word with “slave.” [Auburn University scholar Alan GRIBBEN- notes this book might rectify that many students don’t read any Twain.] [WOMAN – says the likelihood of teachers using it in a classroom might be enhanced.] [“The Nation” magazine Melissa HARRIS-PERRY- explains what the book is asking us to think about.] [“Coloring the News” author William McGOWAN- wonders how we can discuss race if we can’t read books that reflect antagonism.]
(Chicago: Kevin Tibbles) The story of Ted Williams, a homeless man with a great radio voice who was given a job and a home after being discovered by "Columbus Dispatch" photographer Doral Chenoweth, presented; scenes shown of Williams by the roadside. [CHENOWETH - comments.] [WILLIAMS – says alcohol and drugs became part of his life.] [Cleveland Cavaliers Tracy MAREK- comments on offering him a job.]