COMING UP ON "ROCK CENTER WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS" - MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012 AT 10P/9C
On Wednesday, February 8, "Rock Center with Brian Williams" moves to its new time - Wednesdays at 9pm ET/8pm Central
Kate Snow travels to the "I-4 Corridor" in Florida...a crucial battleground along the road to the White House. One in every four voters in that part of Florida is registered as an independent - they have no real allegiance to either Republicans or Democrats. While GOP candidates fight for victory in the primary, Kate talks to residents about the issues that will determine the outcome of the REAL election in November. It's the economy, as always; the ongoing crisis in home values and foreclosures. But she also finds a pervasive sense among citizens - no matter who they intend to vote for - that the system in Washington is "broken."
An unprecedented look inside the normally secretive world of biomedical research on chimpanzees. Lisa Myers gains exclusive access to a Texas research lab, where scientists say their work helps save human lives. On the other side of the debate, famed primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall argues that invasive research on chimps is torture. Myers also visits the national sanctuary for 'retired' lab chimps in Louisiana.
A company in North Carolina just shipped out furniture made in its local factory. Why is that news? Because it represents an important trend called re-shoring...one that may well produce millions of new jobs in America over the next few years. Manufacturing that had been moved overseas - mainly to China - is coming back; as China's transportation and labor costs rise, its competitive advantage disappears, and American workers, companies, and towns benefit. Harry Smith reports from Hickory N.C..
David Corvo is the senior executive producer, Rome Hartman is the executive producer and Brian Williams is the anchor and managing editor of "Rock Center with Brian Williams" (Mondays at 10p/9C). Follow us at RockCenterNBC.com, facebook.com/rockcenterNBC and @rockcenterNBC.