This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Tom Costello) The slowdown in the economy examined; details given about the various indicators and the impact of the debt crisis in Europe and the disaster in Japan. [Mesirow Financial economist Diane SWONK- comments.] [University of Maryland economist Peter MORICI- says stimulus spending measures aren’t working because of the trade deficit with China and the oil we import.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Chicago: John Yang) Business activity in the Midwest featured. [WOMAN – says everybody’s looking for a job.]
(Las Vegas: Tom Llamas) The foreclosure crisis in Las Vegas featured. [MAN – notes his mortgage is becoming a hardship.]
(Houston: Janet Shamlian) The drop in retail sales in Houston featured. [MAN – notes the rise in food and fuel prices.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Stock Market Report.
(Studio: Brian Williams; CNBC: Michelle Caruso-Cabrera) Concern about a second recession what it means for the average American discussed.
(Studio: Brian Williams; White House: Chuck Todd) Romney’s focus on the economy and the concerns in the White House about the economy discussed.
(Springfield, Massachusetts: Mike Taibbi) The damage from the rare tornado outbreak in Massachusetts reviewed; scenes shown of wrecked buildings in Springfield. [West Springfield police Chief Tom BURKE- comments on the death of a woman protecting her daughter.] [Governor Deval PATRICK- says Springfield had 10 minutes warning.] [Survivor Tasha AUSTIN- reacts to a tree falling on her car.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Live interview held with The Weather Channel’s Greg Forbes about the Massachusetts tornado; scenes shown. [FORBES – compares this storm to the Joplin, Missouri tornado; comments on tornados in cities.]
(Hamburg, Germany: Michelle Kosinski) The deadly E.Coli outbreak in Europe updated; details given about the effect on the body.
(Yosemite National Park, California: Miguel Almaguer) The breathtaking display at Yosemite National Park with bigger waterfalls due to historic snowfall featured; scenes shown. [Park ranger Scott GEDIMAN- says this year is really special.] [3 TOURISTS – react.]