CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 17, 2009
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(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.]