Nightly News | February 03, 2010
BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: The word "retarded" has been used as a put-down in American conversation for generations, however inappropriately. And now the White House chief of staff is under fire for saying the word in that same way. This week, Sarah Palin , the mother, of course, of a son with Down syndrome, called for his resignation. Today, Rahm Emanuel met with Tim Shriver , who runs the Special Olympics . Shriver thanked Emanuel for the meeting, says his goal is simply to remove the word from everyday speech in this country.