This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Luke Russert) A weekend Congressional session on extending the credit limit examined; details given about the defeat of a Republican House plan and a Democrat Senate plan. [Representative John SHIMKUS, Senators Harry REID, Mitch McCONNELL - offer views on proposals.] [In Washington, DC, two PEOPLE - criticize the lawmakers.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(White House: Mike Viqueira) President Obama's push for a deal, the role of Senate Republicans, his meetings with Democratic leaders and the bottom line of raising the debt ceiling reviewed.
(Studio: Lester Holt) The high anxiety over who would get paid introduced.
(Afghanistan: Jim Miklaszewski) The military's concerns about pay and jobs in this budget crisis examined; scenes shown of the troops in Afghanistan. [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Adm. Mike MULLEN - addresses the soldiers about getting paid; states we will have to tighten our belts.]
(Studio: Lester Holt; Washington: Chuck Todd) The question of what happens if the US cannot pay its bill and the state of ongoing talks in Washington to guarantee a second round of deficit reductions discussed.
(Studio: Lester Holt) The guests on tomorrow's "Meet the Press" and a prime time special tomorrow mentioned.
(New York: Jeff Rossen) The crash of a Caribbean Airlines jet on the runway in Guyana featured; scenes shown of the broken plane on the runway. [PASSENGERS - describe what happened.] [Caribbean Airlines chairman George NICHOLAS- comment on the aircraft.] Another example of an airplane that broke apart shown. [NBC News aviation analyst Capt. John COX- talks about plane seat standards.]
(Big Spring, Texas: Charles Hadlock) The desperate measures in Texas to deal with the impact of the drought on cattle ranches and farms examined; scenes shown from the fields and dried lakes; details given about recycling of sewage water. [Rancher Michael STEINHAUSER, Texas A&M economist David ANDERSON- comment on the cattle ranchers' plight.] [Colorado River municipal water district John GRANT- talks about the sewer water.]
(Perugia: Keith Miller) The appeals trial in Italy for Amanda Knox, the American college student who was convicted of killing her roommate, featured; scenes shown from court in Perugia; details given of the debate over the DNA evidence on the murder weapon and the three options for the judge. [Lawyer Alexander GUTTIERES- assesses the evidence.] [Knox's mother Edda MELLAS- comments on the legal delays.]
(Edinburgh, Scotland: Stephanie Gosk) The low-key royal wedding in Britain of Zara Phillips, the granddaughter of the queen and rugby player Mike Tindall, featured; scenes shown of the crowd and the royals, including Prince William and Kate Middleton in attendance. [NBC royal contributor Camilla TIMONEY, wedding SPECTATOR - comment.]