This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Harris) The pessimism about the housing crisis and its threat to the American economy examined; default and housing price statistics cited. [Treasury Secretary Henry PAULSON, Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben BERNANKE, Wachovia Bank economist John SILVA- speak about the housing problem and the economy.] Paulson's call for action outlined on screen.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The significance of the record-high oil prices and the housing problems reported. [In interview, Standard and Poor's strategist Sam STOVALL- outlines the encouraging signs to hold off a recession; forecasts the growth of the broad economy.]
(Gainesville, Georgia: Steve Osunsami) The Endangered Species Act requirements that the Army Corps of Engineers in Georgia send its water to Florida to protect mussels despite the drought conditions around Atlanta featured; details given about the impending water restrictions in Georgia. [Georgia resident Betty CHESHIRE- reacts.] [OFFICIAL - cites the importance of mussels to the ecosystem.] [Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey CAGLE- threatens to go to court.] [Georgia SENATOR - calls this a critical emergency.] [Two GEORGIANS - react.]
(Washington: Lisa Stark) The annual "Consumer Reports" ratings of automobiles that takes a hit against the Toyota Camry examined; details given about gains in the quality of Ford vehicles. ["Consumer Reports" David CHAMPION- comments on Toyota.] [Ford Motor Co. vice president Mark FIELDS- cites quality.] [At a Maryland Ford dealership, car shopper Harriet REINES- reacts.] [JD Power and Associates vice president Dave SARGENT- cites the consumer's perceptions about cars.]
(Ft. Jackson, South Carolina: Erin Hayes) The job of the Army chaplain featured; scenes shown of an Army chaplain visiting the wounded in the hospital and from the Army chaplain school. [Army National Guard Chaplain Timothy BAER- cites the importance of chaplains.] [Two training CHAPLAINS, Garland MASON, Matt CRIDER- comment on the job of giving the soldiers hope.]
(Chicago: Barbara Pinto) The Nevada jury award to three women who claimed their breast cancer was caused by Wyeth's hormone replacement drugs examined; details given about the claims about the drugs Prempro and Premarin. [Plaintiff Arlene ROWEN - reacts to the verdict.] [Georgetown University Law Center professor Paul ROTHSTEIN- comments on hormone replacement therapy and the huge liability.]
(New York: Robert Krulwich) The changes in the dictionary spelling of certain words examined; animated characters shown. ["Oxford Dictionary"'s Ben ZIMMER - talks about two billion words.]