This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: Norah O’Donnell) Obama’s plan to create jobs previewed; details given about his American Jobs Act that includes tax cuts, infrastructure spending and aid to the unemployed and state and local governments; speech excerpts quoted. The cost of the plan and how it will be paid for noted.
(Washington: Scott Pelley) Unemployment rates in years the last 3 one-term presidents did not get re-elected and their job approval ratings cited and compared to Obama.
(Washington: Scott Pelley; Capitol: Nancy Cordes) The likely reaction of Congressional Republicans and possible areas of agreement discussed.
(Washington: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.
(New York: Anthony Mason) The feasibility of Obama’s plan examined; job creation estimate cited. [Tax Policy Center Howard GLECKMAN- says it’s not enough to kick start the economy but enough for Republicans to say “big spender Obama.”] [Small business owner Kevin NORDMAN- says he doesn’t have confidence in employing additional people.] The warning from economist Mark Zandi that GDP growth will be cut if nothing is done noted.
(Washington: Scott Pelley, Bob Schieffer) The political realities for Obama discussed; scenes shown of him leaving the White House. CBS coverage of the address noted.
(Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania: Michelle Miller) The flooding from Tropical Storm Lee reviewed; scenes shown of National Guard troops ordering Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania residents to evacuate, the floodwaters from the Susquehanna River, flooding at the Pennsylvania governor’s mansion; photos shown of flooding from Hurricane Agnes in 1972. [Utility WORKER – explains why power is being shut off in the flood zone.] [Resident Thomas TOTH- comments on houses being underwater.] [Luzerne County emergency services coordinator Steve BEKANICH- expresses confidence in the levee system protecting Wilkes-Barre.]
(Washington: Bob Orr) Audiotapes of air traffic and military communications during the attacks on September 11, 2001 featured; excerpts with voices of American Airlines supervisor Nydia Gonzales, hijackers Mohamed Atta and Ziad Jarrah, controllers from Boston, New York, Indianapolis and the military, a private pilot and 2 technicians played; footage shown.
(Washington: Scott Pelley; Los Angeles: Jan Crawford) The Republican presidential candidates’ debate in California discussed; details given about Perry’s performance; exchange between Perry and Romney on jobs shown.
(Pentagon: David Martin) The search for survivors at the Pentagon after the attack on September 11, 2001 featured; scenes shown of the fireball from the plane crashing into the building, the wreckage. [Adm. David THOMAS, staffer Jerry HENSON, Navy Comdr. David TARANTINO- recall the scene after the crash and Henson’s rescue.] The death of Thomas’s friend Bob Dolan noted.
(Washington: Scott Pelley) The chapel at the Pentagon today noted.