UPDATED: COMING UP ON "ROCK CENTER WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS" - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28 AT 10P/9C
GUEST: Reggie Love
He is Obama's "body man" and he just stepped down from his post at the White House. The 29-year-old says he hasn't had a day off in the past six years (working with then Senator Obama and now President Obama). The 6 '5" aide to the President is part of Obama's inner circle and rarely gives interviews. Tonight Brian Williams will talk to Reggie Love, providing viewers with an exclusive look into that circle and daily routine. Reggie is one of only 15 people who had (and still has) the President's email address. Obama considers Reggie �the kid brother he never had.� The two played basketball together just this weekend.
Richard Engel reports from Cairo as it transitions towards democracy. But some of the most prominent young activists who toppled Mubarak are boycotting this election, like Amal Sharaf. She helped organize the protests against Mubarak, and was again on Tahrir Square all last week, getting gassed and hospitalized for her efforts. Until the military totally steps down, she and her young supporters won't participate in the elections and that will benefit her main opponents, the Islamist party - the Muslim Brotherhood. But one of that party's candidates, Mohammed Said, explains that despite being labeled as extremists, America has nothing to fear from their movement. They now fully support democracy.
It's a brutal waiting game more and more American families have to endure. The "newly poor," -- middle- and working-class families who've been driven below the poverty line by a terrible economy -- are increasingly forced to rely on government food assistance to make ends meet. That help comes at the beginning of each month, and for many it's a real struggle to make it last. Midnight food runs on the first of the month � with hungry children waiting at home - have become so common they've changed the way Walmart, the nation's largest retailer, does business. Kate Snow reports.
When scores on standardized tests went up year after year in Atlanta public schools, system chief Dr. Beverly Hall got much of the credit. But this past July, investigators appointed by Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, issued the results of a 10-month probe into alleged test tampering that unveiled the largest cheating scandal ever in American schools. It wasn't students who were doing the cheating...it was teachers and administrators! Harry Smith reports.
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