This program is 28 minutes long
(Rochester, New Hampshire: Paul Burton) The hostage standoff at Senator Hillary Clinton’s campaign office in Rochester, New Hampshire, reviewed; scenes shown of SWAT officers at the scene, a released hostage, Secret Service agents at Clinton’s Washington, DC, home. What is known about suspect Leeland Eisenberg discussed.
(New York: Anthony Mason) A mortgage rescue plan proposed by the administration and banks to prevent foreclosures by freezing interest rates examined. [FDIC chairman Sheila BAIR- says it’s about protecting the housing market.] [California Governor Arnold SCHWARZENEGGER- says we don’t have to watch the American dream become the American nightmare.] [University of Maryland economist Peter MORICI- explains why banks are cooperating.]
(Pentagon: David Martin) The decrease in attacks and US casualties examined; figures cited. [Representative John MURTHA – says the surge is working.] [Joint IED Task Force retired Gen. Montgomery MEIGS- cites the drop in IED attacks.] [US Institute of Peace Paul HUGHES- expresses concern about radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s followers.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.
(Baghdad: Lara Logan) The fate of Iraqi boys found starving by US soldiers in a government-run orphanage for special needs kids updated; details given of the deaths of 3 of the boys and the status of the government investigation. [492nd Civil Affairs Battalion S/Sgt. Mitchell GIBSON- says they deserve to have a happy life.] [492nd Civil Affairs Battalion Lt. Jim COOK- worries this will blow over and we’ll see the same thing again.]
(Washington: Sharyl Attkisson) The biggest spenders on earmarks among Congressmembers featured; representatives and senators, including some who are under investigation for their spending, and their requests listed. [Senator Claire McCASKILL- speaks against earmarks.] [Taxpayers for Common Sense Ryan ALEXANDER- notes we know more about who’s making the requests and for what.]
(No location given: Steve Hartman) The efforts of immigrant gardener Catalino Tabia††, who has a 6th grade education, to help low-income kids get an education regardless of citizenship through his Bay Area Gardeners Foundation featured; photos shown of scholarship recipients. [TABIA – agrees it’s the best idea he’s had; recounts his idea to seek donations from wealthy clients.] [Student Noel CHAVEZ††- comments on getting a break.]
(Studio: Katie Couric, Steve Hartman) This story and next week’s segment discussed.