This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Anthony Mason) Proposals for a fiscal stimulus package reviewed; scenes shown from an Atlanta auction of foreclosed houses; details recalled about the 2001 tax rebate. [BERNANKE – tells Congress they need to act quickly.] [Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence SUMMERS- says we should have acted sooner.] [Representative Daniel LUNGREN- comments.] [StrategicPoint Investment Advisors Jill SCHLESINGER- states people will feel better emotionally and psychologically.] Democrats’ rejection of President Bush’s push for an extension of his tax cuts discussed.
(Miami: Kelly Cobiella) Tips for getting through this economic slowdown outlined. [Travel agent Anita JENKINS- describes her financial situation.] [Financial planner Ellen SIEGEL- offers suggestions for recession planning.]
(Lexington, South Carolina: Nancy Cordes) The campaigning by the Republican presidential candidates in South Carolina featured; details given of McCain’s “truth squad” to fend off dirty politics; scenes shown of Mitt Romney’s confrontation with an AP reporter. [Mike HUCKABEE – defends the Confederate flag.] [McCAIN – responds to claims he sold out his fellow Vietnam POWs.]
(Washington: Sharyl Attkisson) The Congressional hearing on abuse by charities that are supposed to help veterans examined; scenes shown; details given of questions about the practices of Roger Chapin, who runs Help Hospitalized Veterans. [CHAPIN – defends his charity.] [Representative Christopher SHAYS- questions Chapin about disclosure.]
(Studio: Jon LaPook) A CBS/”BusinessWeek” investigation into whether everyone taking statins really needs them reviewed; Lipitor ad shown. [Patient David MULLICAN- says he never took the prescription.] [Brigham and Women’s Hospital Dr. Christopher CANNON- notes people with known heart disease need to be on a statin.] [National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Elizabeth NABEL- says we have no evidence that taking cholesterol-lowering medication will prevent heart disease.] [University of Texas medical branch Dr. Howard BRODY- says we have been driven too quickly into the assumption that it’s all about the cholesterol number.] Who should be taking statins discussed.
(Washington: Bob Orr) Al Qaeda’s use of the Internet for recruiting, training and deployment of Islamic radicals examined; statistics on Al Qaeda Internet messages last year cited. [Combating Terrorism Center at West Point Erich MARQUARDT, Institute for Gulf Affairs Ali AL-AHMED- comment on terrorist literature posted on radical Websites.]
(New York: Richard Schlesinger) The release of the first 2 seasons of the "Sesame Street" TV show, which include a warning that they may not be suitable for today’s children, featured; excerpts shown. [Sesame Workshop executive vice president Sherrie Rollins WESTIN†- notes the program was created in the edgier 1960s; points out what would not be included in the show today.] [KIDS, PARENT – react.]