This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Anthony Mason) The rescue package intended to save the economy from recession examined; details given of the challenge in getting tax rebate checks out; statistics on existing home prices and sales cited. [BUSH – urges Congress to enact this into law.] [CBO director Peter ORSZAG- comments on the timeframe.] [National Bureau of Economic Research president Martin FELDSTEIN- notes deteriorations in economic indicators.] [Realtor Valentina AVED- comments on home sales incentives.] [PNC Financial Services economist Stuart HOFFMAN- comments.] Possible moves by the Senate discussed.
(Chicago: Cynthia Bowers) The impact of the slumping housing market on homeowners featured; map shown of the hardest hit areas; statistics on negative equity cited. [Homeowner Karen WIMBISH- comments on the jump in her mortgage and the drop in her home value.] [Mesirow Financial Diane SWONK- notes there is some hope.]
(Beaufort, South Carolina: Dean Reynolds) The continuing feud between Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton reviewed; scenes shown from the campaign trail; details given about the attacks on Obama and the distraction caused by former President Bill Clinton; Obama’s radio response played; criticism of Bill Clinton from former Labor Secretary Robert Reich quoted. [OBAMA - comments on false assertions about his record.]
(Studio: Katie Couric; Miami: Jeff Greenfield) Bill Clinton’s recent behavior discussed.
(Studio: Katie Couric) Representative Dennis Kucinich’s withdrawal from the race noted.
(Los Angeles: Ben Tracy) The influence of Hollywood on pregnancy in teens examined; excerpts shown from “Juno,” “Zoey 101” and others; statistics showing a drop in the abortion rate cited. [High school seniors “JULIANNA,” Zoe NAGEOTTE, Elise GIBBS, Tracy SIDLER- comment on sex in the media and unplanned pregnancy.] [Pediatrician Dr. Victoria PATERNO- says the stigma is no longer there.]
(London: Richard Roth) The stock fraud case in France involving phony transactions by rogue trader Jerome Kerviel reviewed. [Societe Generale CEO Daniel BOUTON- apologizes.] [Rogue trader Nick LEESON- says they haven’t closed down the loopholes.]
(New York: Richard Schlesinger) The miraculous story of Sydney, Australia’s Demi-Lee Brennan, whose body accepted a transplanted liver and adopted the donor’s immune system and blood type, presented. [Children’s Hospital at Westmead Dr. Stephen ALEXANDER, Dr. Julie CURTIN- react.] [BRENNAN – comments.]