This program is 28 minutes long
(Capitol Hill: Mary Bruce) Major news from President Trump about repealing/replacing Obamacare & his budget proposal for defense spending examined; details given a from a Republican plan. [TRUMP - says the plan will be special: it is a complicated subject.] [AT town hall, WOMAN - backs ACA as life saving.] [Speaker of the House Paul RYAN - calls this a "rescue mission" to replace Obamacare.] The questions raised at the town halls about the Republican plan coverage & how defense spending will be paid for via cuts elsewhere discussed.
(White House: Jonathan Karl) The White House push back on suggestions about a special prosecutor investigating President Trump's ties to Russia examined; details given about the status of several investigations into Russian involvement in the presidential election campaign. [White House press secretary Sean SPICER - says there is no need for a special prosecutor.] [On HBO, Representative Darrell ISSA- says Attorney General Jeff Sessions cannot be involved: use a special prosecutor.] [Representative Adam SCHIFF- says no conclusion has been reached.] What Spicer said about trying to correct an inaccurate story discussed.
(Studio: David Muir) ABC News coverage of Trump's speech to Congress tomorrow noted.
(Philadelphia: Gio Benitez) The FBI investigation of new outbreaks of hate crimes targeting Jewish schools & community centers reviewed; scenes shown of a vandalized Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia; threat statistics cited. [White House press secretary Sean SPICER - says the president condemns these acts.] [At cemetery, Anti-Defamation League dir. Nancy BARON-BARR- calls this hallowed ground.] The FBI investigation of the bomb threats & vandalism discussed.
(Los Angeles: Tom Llamas) The stunning ending to last night's Oscar coverage in which "La La Land" was wrongly announced as the winning film over "Moonlight" reviewed; scenes shown of actor Warren Beatty naming the winner & then what happened on stage when Beatty got the wrong envelope. ["La La Land" producer Jordan HOROWITZ - tells "Moonlight" they won best picture.] ["Moonlight" director Barry JENKINS- reacts.] [BEATTY - explains opening the Emma Stone envelope.] An apology statement from PWC quoted. [Backstage, actress Emma STONE - praises "Moonlight."] ["Moonlight" actor Mahershala ALI - reacts.] The tweet from PWC accountant Brian Cullinan discussed.
(Atlanta: Steve Osunsami) The jail sentences for Jose Torres & Kayla Norton† for terrorizing black families in the Atlanta area for two days in 2015 after South Carolina removed the Confederate flag from the state house featured; scenes shown of the harassment with audio played & from the courtroom exchange between Norton & a victim of racial slurs; details given about the Georgia law used in the case.
(Los Angeles: Kayna Whitworth) Paxton's acting career reviewed; film clips shown with a tribute from actor Tom Hanks quoted.