This program is 29 minutes long
(New York: Carl Quintanilla) The shaky economy examined; details given of weak retail sales and credit card problems; Commerce Department retail figures and losses for Citigroup cited. [2 SHOPPERS – comment.] [Moody’s economy.com Mark ZANDI- says consumers are increasingly cautious.] [CNBC on-air editor Charlie GASPARINO- comments on bank losses.] The search for cash by big banks discussed.
(Southfield, Michigan: Ron Allen) The Republican primary in Michigan where the economy is the key issue featured; scenes shown of Mike & Janet Huckabee throwing snowballs, Mitt Romney at the Detroit auto show, Senator John McCain campaigning with Senator Joe Lieberman; details given about the different focuses of their campaigns; Romney ad shown. [HUCKABEE, ROMNEY, McCAIN – campaign.] [NBC correspondent Kelly O’DONNELL – says McCain is hoping for high turnout.]
(Las Vegas: Brian Williams, Tim Russert) The Michigan primary and the Democratic debate in Las Vegas discussed; findings of an NBC poll of Michigan voters cited.
(Storrs, Connecticut: Robert Bazell) The FDA decision that meat & milk from cloned animals can go into the human food supply examined; diagram shown of the cloning process. [FDA Dr. Stephen SUNDLOF- acknowledges concern over cloning for agricultural purposes.] [Researcher Dr. Cindy TIAN- affirms the meat & milk are safe for human consumption.] [Center for Food Safety Joseph MENDELSON- says the FDA’s risk assessment isn’t adequate.]
(Washington: Tom Costello) The Congressional hearings on steroid use in baseball reviewed; details given of the Justice Department investigation into whether player Miguel Tejada lied about witnessing steroid use and baseball commissioner Bud Selig’s agreement to implement the recommendations in former Senator George Mitchell’s report; photos shown of 19-year-old Efrain Marrero, who killed himself after using steroids. [Representative Tom DAVIS- says baseball needs to fix the problem.] [January 7, pitcher Roger CLEMENS – says he got shots from trainer Brian McNamee.] [SELIG – says he accepts responsibility.] [MITCHELL – says our children are using these substances.]
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) Questions about what really happened during the confrontation between US Navy ships & Iranian speedboats in the Strait of Hormuz reviewed; US Navy video shown; details given of Iran’s claim that radio transmissions were fabricated. [January 9, President BUSH – says there will be serious consequences if they attack our ships.] [Foreign policy analyst Philip GORDON- says the temptation to hype the threat does exist.] [Pentagon press secretary Geoff MOREL- denies the incident was hyped.]
(New York: Rehema Ellis) The theory that children learn better in single-sex classrooms examined; scenes shown from Woodward Avenue Elementary School near Orlando. [Boys teacher Mary Katherine MICHAELS, Stetson University Kathy PIECHURA-COUTURE- comment on the boys’ and girls’ classes.] [Woodward Avenue principal Deedara HICKS- says we have to be aware of how they differ in how they learn.] [American University professor David SADKER- opposes gender separation.] [Parent Octavia POPE- comments.]
(Las Vegas: Brian Williams) Tomorrow’s segment previewed.