This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Carl Quintanilla) The wild day for the stock market amid fears of an economic recession featured; graph shown of the market’s rally; details given of concern from businesses, including Starbucks. [ITG chief economist Bob BARBERA- credits belief in help from the Fed.] [On the street, MAN – comments.] [Sony Corp. CEO Sir Howard STRINGER- says there isn’t anything facing us that is terrifying at the moment.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(White House: John Yang) The progress toward an economic stimulus plan featured; details given about what the Democrats and the administration want.
(Boca Raton, Florida: David Gregory) The campaign cash problems for the presidential candidates featured; details given of cutbacks in the campaigns; scenes shown of Senator Hillary Clinton flying with the press corps. [Democratic strategist Steve McMAHON- sums up the situation.] [Mike HUCKABEE – comments on his staffers working without pay.] [Senior advisor for Senator John McCain’s campaign Charlie BLACK- comments on McCain’s strategy.] [Campaign ad analyst Evan TRACEY- notes the importance of television advertising before Super Tuesday.]
(Gaza-Egypt border: Julian Manyon) The flood of Palestinians into Egypt from Gaza after Hamas blasted through a barrier built by Israel featured; scenes shown of the broken wall and Palestinians carrying food and fuel across the border. [Palestinian “MAHMOUD” – says we came to breathe because we are under siege in Gaza.]
(New York: Mike Taibbi) The investigation into actor Heath Ledger’s death reviewed.
(New York: Robert Bazell) A medical study favoring bypass surgery over stent placement for treating heart disease reviewed. [Beth Israel Deaconess Dr. Joseph CARROZZA†- reviews the results.] [Patients Don GANGEMI‡, Marci BICKELL‡- comment.] [Study author Dr. Craig SMITH, New York-Presbyterian Hospital Dr. Jeffrey MOSES††- comment on surgery vs. stent.]
(Studio: Ann Curry) The determination of Catholic priest Father Patrick Desbois to uncover the fate of 1.3 million Jews who disappeared in Ukraine during World War II featured; scenes shown of Ukrainians describing what happened and from the display of evidence at the Shoah museum in Paris; historical photos shown. [DESBOIS – recalls his grandfather’s silence about being held in a prison camp; describes the method of converging proof; says it’s his prayer to remember what happened.] The hope for people to find someone they lost discussed.
(Columbia, South Carolina: Tom Brokaw) The focus on politics on black radio in the final days before South Carolina’s Democratic primary featured; callers’ comments played; scenes shown from a Martin Luther King Day rally at the state capitol grounds. [WWDM’s “On Point with Cynthia Hardy” Cynthia HARDY- says apathy is being replaced by passion.] [State representative Chris HART- says the same people who used to pick cotton are going to pick the president.] [Clinton campaign Kelly ADAMS, Obama campaign Amaya SMITH, “Urban Scene” host Don FRIERSON, “The State” reporter Warren BOLTON- comment.]