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Economy: AIG Bonuses #937760

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 17, 2009
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(Studio: Maggie Rodriguez) Report introduced.

(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) The backlash against AIG’s payout of executive bonuses after it got bailout money featured; details given about New York attorney general Andrew Cuomo's letter to Representative Barney Frank and proposals for a tax on the bonus money. [Senators Harry REID, Charles SCHUMER†, FRANK – react to the bonuses.] [Senator Amy KLOBUCHAR†- comments on the tax proposal.] [Representative John BOEHNER - criticizes the administration.]

(Studio: Maggie Rodriguez) Findings of a CBS News poll on President Obama and the direction of the country cited.

(White House: Chip Reid) The White House response to AIG’s bonuses featured; findings of a poll on bailouts and the economy cited. [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS – says he has not talked to Obama about when he was informed; maintains Obama’s outrage was real.]

Rodriguez, Maggie;
Cordes, Nancy;
Reid, Chip

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